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Affligem Blond - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,027 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,027
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 39
Gots: 113 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-25-2001

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So perfect on tap in CA

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4.92/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a damn good brew. I guess 900+ years of brewing experience makes that possible? ;-)

Anyway this pours more of an amber than a blonde. the head is thick and long lasting and creamier than shaving cream. There is a yeasty/nutty nose in this one with barely detectable hops. The taste is very complex with sweet and bitter and spice all mingled around the palate. The hops are more potent in the beginning and the sweet malt comes last. This is excellent.

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4.88/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A delicious ale with a golden color that has a nice alcoholic punch to it..Belgian lace throughout the glass and a perfect blend of spices and fruitiness make this one of the best Blonde Belgians in the world. A treat to enjoy and very drinkable but beware of the alcohol it does creep up on you.

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4.85/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Golden cloudy appearance with lots of foamy head. Smell is very sweet and floral, picked up banana's.

Taste is very sweet, almost a candy taste and malty. Also picked up honey, pepper and various fruit (banana, apple). Excellent combination of tastes. Medium/creamy body with excellent carbonation. Aftertaste is spicy, medicinal and boozy; but not to much so.

Wow, I am impressed by this beer. The taste is powerful, but overwhelmingly good. If you can find this gem, don't pass the opportunity to drink it.

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4.85/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First impression was the carbonation. The great Belgian style zest followed quickly but the carbonation definitely jumped at me. It brought me back to a visit to Amsterdam, walking through the streets looking for good beer and usually veering towards pubs with Belgian beer signs. An excellent brew. Next stop Belgium.

Appearance is hazy yellow with noticeable yeast and a fine, foamy lace.
Smell is mostly fruit and honey with a bit of yeast. It's very inviting, hinting at the great taste to follow.
The taste is VERY balanced. Lightly sweet and bitter, with spice that doesn't overwhelm. A bit of a tart finish and a hint of alcohol with lingering hops. Nice.
Mouthfeel is full of carbonation at first but mellower and lighter after resting.
Drinkability is way up there. Slowly and delicously. I'll keep a few in the beer fridge.

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Affligem Blond from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
88 out of 100 based on 1,027 ratings.