Affligem Blond - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
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Reviews by philbe311:
3.83/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A - The pour yields just shy of two fingers worth of crisp frothy slightly lop-sided off-white colored head... Modest retention gives way to a full mostly thick veil of lacing... The color is a pale gold with a slight amber hue buried within... There is a very subtle light haziness... There are a few carbonated streaks comprised of micro sized uber quick bubbles...
S - Appealing and spot on for the style... Belgian yeast... Candied sugars... Apples topped with a touch of brown sugar... Ripe pears... Golden raisins... There is a very subtle spicy component that lingers beneath the surface...
T - The aroma carries through to the palate... A slightly sweet Belgian yeast... Lots of fruity character with apples and pears at the forefront... There is a mild wheat component... Biscuit... The finish has a strong spicy character dominated by pepper with a hint of light cloves...
M - Medium bodied... A very sharp carbonated bite... Starts clean and crisp... Finishes with a touch of chalkiness...
D - The aroma is the star of the show... All other components are a notch or two above average... The end result is a solid, but unremarkable Belgian Pale Ale... Spot on for the style in most expects... Definitely worth a try if you're a fan of the style... I wouldn't turn down the opportunity if offered... However, I'm not sure this is something I would personally invest in again in the future...
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2013 02:17:14 | More by philbe311
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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 872 ratings.