Affligem Blond - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
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4.47/5 rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Bright golden/amber in color topped with a very tight and thick white foam head, which retains very well and creates a fine clinging lace. I left the chunky goodness in the bottle, to consume after the review.
Big floral and herbal nose, with spicy pepper and blossom honey.
Sharp-ish on the palate. Creamy and lively carbonation action on the palate that tingles and bites. Near astringent puckering bitterness blends with a dry and quenching edge. Phenols (faint medicinal) and pepper add complexities, while a soft honey-like sweetness provides perfect balance. Some bready notes as the beer warms, with a pronounced sweetness. Dry finish, touch of floral oil and powdery grain in the finish. Bone-dry linger.
A gorgeous blond. Balanced, interesting, quenching, highly drinkable and strong.
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2005 17:55:42 | More by Todd
4/5 rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle with a "Best Before" date clearly printed.
Appearance: Bright golden with a more than decent white lace which leaves patches all around the glass.
Smell: Sweet and fragrant with hints of honey, candied fruit and grain. Light herbal nose also.
Taste: Very smooth and slightly crisp with a moderate body. There is a sweetness through out that changes hand from the honey like malt to the sweetish alcohol that veers towards spicy also. Hops are subdued and give only a faint bitterness and flavour, mild phenols lend an herbal quality which follows the grain right into the finish. As the alcohol still warms the mouth there is still a trace honey flavour in the end.
Notes: Just strong enough to cut the chill out of a damp fall day yet deceivingly light where I could drink more than one.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2002 16:05:06 | More by Jason
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