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Affligem Blond - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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BA SCORE
88
very good

979 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 979
Reviews: 488
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 37
Gots: 90 | 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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Ratings: 979 | Reviews: 488 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Marc33
1/5  rDev -74.4%

Marc33, Dec 22, 2011
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1/5  rDev -74.4%

ghettodope420, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of tbone64
2/5  rDev -48.8%

tbone64, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of VikeMan
2/5  rDev -48.8%

VikeMan, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of josvemden
2/5  rDev -48.8%

josvemden, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of carlicos
2.32/5  rDev -40.7%

carlicos, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of stcules
2.38/5  rDev -39.1%
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%.

stcules, Jan 24, 2005
Photo of AricGresko
2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

AricGresko, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
2.58/5  rDev -34%
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.

Phyl21ca, Sep 20, 2004
Photo of killcore
2.6/5  rDev -33.5%

killcore, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of clvand0
2.63/5  rDev -32.7%
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.

clvand0, Jun 21, 2003
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.73/5  rDev -30.2%
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.

ChainGangGuy, May 21, 2007
Photo of Kirk
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

Kirk, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
2.8/5  rDev -28.4%
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.

WVbeergeek, Jan 18, 2004
Photo of canadianbarman
2.8/5  rDev -28.4%
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.
Thx

canadianbarman, Dec 27, 2004
Photo of Cresant
2.9/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured this 12 oz. bottle into a Westmalle goblet. Best by square was blank (?) no date. One finger of head sat on top of a light golden/orange hazy body. Head faded to a film.

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.

Mouthfeel was nice, full and smooth. Alcohol tingle when held in the mouth.
Won't seek this one out again.

Cresant, Oct 13, 2006
Photo of Naes
2.9/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer has a pale golden color with a tall white head. Retention is good, but there is minimal lacing.
The aroma is of wheat, yeast and a bit of citrus.
The flavor begins malty sweet and becomes semi bitter with citrus hops near the finish. There is also a bit of an alcohol presence throughout.
Mouth feel is a bit over carbonated.

Naes, Mar 08, 2006
Photo of fisherman34
2.95/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Gold in colour with some really good aromas of banana, pear, yeast, and various spices. The flavor is a bit of a letdown, as it begins with a fairy harsh metallic note. On the back end, things return to normal, with some more fruity (banana) elements coming to the fore, along with some light breadiness and some butterscotch sweetness. This would be a pretty good beer if not for the metallic note.

fisherman34, Sep 23, 2005
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

mxmcmillan, Dec 30, 2011
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

cyrushire, Jan 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

bonbini26, Sep 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

desint, May 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

beanoboy7, Oct 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

nmoeschler, Sep 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

ygtbsm94, Jan 05, 2012
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Affligem Blond from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
88 out of 100 based on 979 ratings.