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Affligem Blond - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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Affligem BlondAffligem Blond

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very good

1,038 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,038
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 41
Gots: 122 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem visit their website

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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Ratings: 1,038 | Reviews: 503
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Yellow-oranged, lightly veiled. A beautiful white head, quite compact, sticking, persistent.
Smell of yeast, bread crust, the, and "rosolada" (eggs, sugar and marsala). White flowers.
The taste is on the same notes, even with the part with eggs and sugar... Quite heavy, it can becomes quite boring. Too sweet. Some alcohol too.
Medium-light body.
Few things in the aftertaste, just some malty and fruity (pear and peach). Some sweetness too, but it slips away quickly.

Note: on the label the alcohol is 6.8%.

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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a clear golden ale with a nice big head with better then average retention. Aroma is bit weak with some malt and yeast being noticeable. Taste is also a bit weak for a Belgian ale with a general lack of spices and only minor yeast flavour can be pick up. Body is also a bit thin. Overall, this is a very average Belgian Ale.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a cloudy yellow color with some orange hues. It has a large, full head and some lacing on the glass. The aroma is strong of citrus and has some hints of honey and malts. The taste reminds me of a lighter weiss (wheat) beer. Some spices and a trace of honey is present in the taste as well, but the wheaty taste overtakes the others. Not a bad beer, but not too extremely smooth. It leaves a slightly sour taste on the palate. Don't see myself drinking many of these in the future.

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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a yellow body with a dense, white, overflowing head.

Smell: Light malt in the aroma, with bits of yeast, flowers, lemons, and coriander.

Taste: Sweet, with flavors of bananas, lemons, and a faint spiciness. Finishes semi-dry with a hint of hop bitterness, and some alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Watery texture with a very lively carbonation.

Drinkability: A stock Belgian blonde with far too much carbonation for me.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

--small 330 ml brown bottle, freshness date stamped on back
--average, golden in color
--thin head that left minor lacing
--pretty sweet honey/fruit like smell

A pretty average Belgian beer. Nothing really wrong with it, just nothing really stands out as good either.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Very nice golden orange glowing body with a vibrant bubbly white head (amazing retention), the lacing coats the sides of the glass with very large bubbles. Aroma: A bit one dimensional to me with strong pale malts and mild hop finish and alcohol not too impressed some spicing going on but very minimal. Taste: Not overly sweet crisp golden strong ale is the best way to put it an herbal hop flavor with pale malts dominating overall. Mouthfeel: A bit thin lacking much texture besides the overcarbonation. Drinkability: Not a classic Belgian ale mediocre at best.

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Smelled yeasty. Mild plum, light fruitiness. Spicy.

Tasted tart. More hoppy bitterness than I had expected. Spicy, peppery. Rich. Alcohol flavor increased as it warmed. This one didn't grab me.

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Affligem Blond from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
88 out of 100 based on 1,038 ratings.