Affligem Blond - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
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Reviews by ralree:
3.43/5 rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This isn't a bad Belgian ale.
A: Light golden with way too much head. Poured very cold on the side of the glass ended up with a full 4 fingers worth - I could barely pour this stuff.
S: Smells fruity and slightly bitter.
T: First, the bitter hits, which isn't so bad - the hops actually taste pretty good. Then, you taste the alcohol, which is bearable, but a little strong tasting for me. The alcohol gets in my nose easily half-way down (probably has something to do with the carbonation). The aftertaste is more pleasant than some other pale ales, with the taste of the surprisingly nice-tasting hops slowly waning.
M: Goes astringent quickly, leaving a nice crisp feeling. Very dry finish. It's so foamy that the bubbles linger in your mouth after swallowing.
D: Very drinkable. Could probably drink another fairly easily, and at this ABV, I would be a bit intoxicated if I did.
One of my favorite pale ales (I'm not a big fan of the style...)
Serving type: bottle
08-28-2007 23:49:08 | More by ralree
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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 869 ratings.