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Affligem Blond - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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Affligem BlondAffligem Blond

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BA SCORE
88
very good

872 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 872
Reviews: 483
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 28
Gots: 52 | 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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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2%

06-01-2014 13:14:03 | More by wrightst
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Kerrie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

05-26-2014 18:20:00 | More by Kerrie
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-24-2014 23:21:52 | More by Latarnik
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2%

05-23-2014 03:03:40 | More by valianes
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Twal

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-21-2014 17:40:54 | More by Twal
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DreamDeath

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-18-2014 06:35:55 | More by DreamDeath
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Poupae

Thailand

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-12-2014 16:28:50 | More by Poupae
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-09-2014 23:14:10 | More by dmorgan310
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dryndantheman

Ireland

4/5  rDev +2%

05-09-2014 19:06:26 | More by dryndantheman
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MarquisDeBrin

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +2%

05-08-2014 12:24:48 | More by MarquisDeBrin
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arkanu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

05-04-2014 19:27:25 | More by arkanu
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drummerguy

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

05-04-2014 04:35:53 | More by drummerguy
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Skillz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

05-04-2014 03:19:28 | More by Skillz
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

05-02-2014 03:33:09 | More by cam477
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Ty1607

France

4/5  rDev +2%

04-25-2014 15:22:44 | More by Ty1607
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RoyFokker

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-25-2014 03:00:15 | More by RoyFokker
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%

04-19-2014 01:14:00 | More by Brushkanna
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parintele

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-18-2014 19:41:48 | More by parintele
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freemanj

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

04-14-2014 15:42:42 | More by freemanj
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LMH88

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-10-2014 13:41:06 | More by LMH88
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Zuidman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-01-2014 13:23:29 | More by Zuidman
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Produced a finger and a half of head that quickly settled down and stuck around at a half finger for a good long time. Very nice amounts of lacing on this one but the treasure here is the body that boast ample well distributed carbonation in it's slight hazy brassy orange colour.

Smell: A yeasty bread smell with some fruit and white grape notes are present. That's really it, I mean it's nice and all, and it comes out more as the beer warms, but it doesn't really quite strike me as anything more then basic.

Taste: It starts with a shot dose of biscuit malt with a fruit overtone as orange and tangerine notes are present. The yeast then kicks it into overdrive as peaches and pears make their presence known as the beer rounds off with a dusting of cloves and a slight sprinkle of floral hops.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is aggressive, almost too much so. It does help the whole beer out but it's something worth noting. The ending of the beer snaps on you and seems a bit rocky to me as well. The mild fruity yeast aftertaste though makes up for these shortcomings.

Drinkability: The carbonation is really high and while it helps the taste of the beer, it leaves me with a bit of an tickling foamy sensation in my stomach and throat. That's really my only complaint, but it certainly didn't prevent me from indulging in more.

Final Thoughts: It almost strikes me that this beer probably was made to be opened, poured, left to settle down and warm up substantially before drinking. I agree, many beers should be warmed before serving, but this stuff seems to be looking for room temperature which is a bit too much in my book. It's still a good beer, don't get me wrong, but I wouldn't rank this amongst one of the better Belgian's I've tried.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 22:10:53 | More by TheHammer
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.1/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle. Augustijn Chalice glass. Golden color, clear appearance. White head, moderate retention. Aromas of yeast, slight fruit & spices. Sweet malty & crispy upfront. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily to watery. Fruit in the middle, herbal bitterness linger into a dry bitter finish. Alcoholic heat on the aftertaste. An average Belgian Blond.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 07:19:40 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

03-16-2014 00:00:54 | More by Fettpopps
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tbone64

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -49%

03-08-2014 13:54:39 | More by tbone64
Affligem Blond from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
88 out of 100 based on 872 ratings.