Affligem Blond - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
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Reviews by eberkman:
3.9/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy golden-blonde with a thick, rocky whtie head that retains itself well and leaves a nice sheen of lacing along the glass.
Aroma is dominated by peppery and tart citrus smells. The taste is spicy -- licorice and some peppermint with lemony citrus and ripe, tart fleshy fruit. Dry finish with a little bit of bitter astringency in the aftertaste.
Crisp, fizzy mouthfeel that's fairly refreshing.
Very drinkable for a slightly higher ABV beer -- pairs well with salad and grilled chicken breast on a warm evening.
Not in the same league as, say, a Duvel, but a very drinkable, solid Belgian pale that's more interesting and less cloying than a Leffe. At 12 bucks a 6-pack, it's decent value for the style, but not one I'll be purchasing frequently.
Serving type: bottle
05-06-2008 01:37:36 | More by eberkman
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3.48/5 rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
250ml bottle served in a snifter glass.
A: Pours a clear golden yellow color forming a big and very bubbled white head. Good retention and lots of molasses and lingering lacings left in the glass
S: Strong notes of honey. Quite spicy and fruity too. Notes of caramel malts, coriander, candy sugar, grapes and bready Belgian yeasts. Light notes of flowery hops and bubblegum
T: Sweet upfront. Strong notes of honey, caramel malts, sweet pale malts, coriander and sweet bread. Fruity. Notes of grapes. Notes of flowery hops and bubblegum. Light bitterness. Hops have grassy and a bit citrus profile
M: Medium body. Molasses. Medium bitterness. Bittersweet aftertaste
O: Good drinkability. Strong Belgian character
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 18:15:01 | More by eduardolinhalis
Affligem Blond from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
88 out of 100 based on 885 ratings.