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Affligem Blond - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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BA SCORE
88
very good

888 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 888
Reviews: 483
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 30
Gots: 55 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-25-2001)
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +27.6%

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Michigan

5/5  rDev +27.6%

12-08-2011 16:49:01 | More by BeerintheBlood
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Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +27.6%

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Portugal

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California

5/5  rDev +27.6%

03-28-2012 20:54:20 | More by gleemonger
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New York

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-27-2011 04:40:13 | More by bluntedboywonder
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New York

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-17-2011 20:49:18 | More by Digitallama
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Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +27.6%

02-26-2013 17:34:31 | More by Wiedemann
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tonyf55

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-15-2011 05:44:35 | More by tonyf55
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jawaltz

Maryland

5/5  rDev +27.6%

07-05-2014 22:00:52 | More by jawaltz
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rekel

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-28-2011 20:49:03 | More by rekel
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AtrumAnimus

Texas

4.93/5  rDev +25.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2003 12:39:09 | More by AtrumAnimus
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bierman2000

Pennsylvania

4.9/5  rDev +25%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2003 21:36:29 | More by bierman2000
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CrazyMike

Alberta (Canada)

4.88/5  rDev +24.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2011 04:01:51 | More by CrazyMike
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SoonerNY

New York

4.88/5  rDev +24.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2009 04:20:32 | More by SoonerNY
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California

4.78/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A rich golden color with heavy tight creamy looking foam that cling's to the sides of the glass. Complex in flavor with a beautiful balance of malts and hops to bring out the great flavor with just a bit of bitterness. It was creamy smooth with just the right amount of sweetness. Wow, what a beer. This beer was pricy, but worth it!

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2002 07:20:52 | More by BeerManDan
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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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Ontario (Canada)

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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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josefnewsong

New York

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best blonds out there. I didn't always but now love this style. Here goes:

A - beautiful golden blond color with a substantial amount of thick creamy/frothy head. Sediments in abundance. Looks kingly
S - sweet citrusy smell with belgian yeast in the back
T - mostly citrus fruitiness with some mild spice and yeast. great belgian flavor
M - smooth, medium-bodied, wet creamy finish
D - soooo drinkable. almost thirst-quenching

Serving type: bottle

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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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South Carolina

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Georgia

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Affligem Blond from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
88 out of 100 based on 888 ratings.