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Affligem 950 Cuvee (Belgian Blond Ale) - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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Affligem 950 Cuvee (Belgian Blond Ale)Affligem 950 Cuvee (Belgian Blond Ale)

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82
good

38 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 17.32%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chinchill on 10-10-2012)
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Reviews by CHADMC3:
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2.98/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy straw to golden colored yellow with constant bubbles of carbonation dancing up to the persistent white head that is slow to dissolve retaining a constant lacing around the glass.

Sugars and yeast greet the nose first if my senses do not deceive me. There is a touch of sour fruitiness and spice as well, becoming more apparent as it warms.

The flavor offers some combination of floral, spice, and fruit but none dominate. I would guess this is a result of the hop profile used on the advertised quadruppel hopped note. I’m not picking up much malt.

The mouthfeel is medium with generous carbonation and a drying cider like finish. The carbonation may be a bit much on the palate as it almost has a canned macro flavor left on the palate.

Hmmm, I’m not sure about this one. Not enough fruit on the palate, and in need of some additional malt all around to fit the style. The flavor of the carbonation at the finish throws me a bit too.

CHADMC3, Oct 12, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A "Quadruple hopped Belgian Blond Ale" served from a 750ml bottle. Brewed to commemorate an anniversary of the abbey founded in 1074 (sounds very promising!), although the brewery is now owned by Heineken (ouch).

Pours clear golden with a large, durable head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing on the glass.

M: High carbonation with a light, but not watery, body. Crisp. Semi-dry finish.

S&T: Generally very good flavor, if a bit too sour in the aftertaste. Certainly not as hoppy as one might expect given the "Quadruple Hopped" on the label.

chinchill, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of Fatehunter
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quite foamy with three fingers of head on a hazy, golden colored body.
The aroma is yeast, bread and lemon. A nice combination.
The taste is light lemon with a distinctive Belgian yeast flavor. There's the slightest metallic flavor in the middle.
The texture is crisp with a little fizz and moderate carbonation.
An enjoyable ale.

Fatehunter, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of leoinsd
4/5  rDev +11.7%

leoinsd, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +11.7%

GRG1313, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the corked, caged bottle stamped 12-117-01/14:11-1171. Sampled on September 28, 2013.

It has a copper-orange pour with a modest off-white head that lingers. There are floating sediments in this one and I like to see that. So high grade on the appearance.

The aroma is rather subdued. Yes, there are Belgian malts and Belgian sugars as well as grass. There is also a cellar cardboard-like nose.

The body is about light to medium.

The taste is also played down in many respects. Like the nose I get toasted biscuit but I also got a vague peppery character. The finish is dry and lingers briefly. Basically a nice beer.

puboflyons, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Bucciamarcia
4.29/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks cloudy and amber, not as light and clear as a regular pale ale. It has a white, persistent foam on top that lasts until the last sip. Smells like malts and hops, with slight fruity notes. Strong taste of malts and typical belgian yeasts, lightly hopped. Although it's 6.8 ABV you don't taste the alcohol that much, it's a very balanced beer. Low fermentation, average carbonation, slightly sweet aftertaste.

Bucciamarcia, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of SeriousALEment
4/5  rDev +11.7%

SeriousALEment, Oct 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

jaydoc, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of jivex5k
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

jivex5k, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of HungarianCount
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

HungarianCount, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Zorro
4.24/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear golden colored beer with a tall puffy white head. There might be a bit of chill haze present but it is essentially clear.

Smell is sweet with a perfume of flowers and powdery yeast scent. Honeysuckle and coriander. Little bit of black pepper and herbs in the smell.

Starts out sweet with some herbs and flower pollen in the taste. Elevated bitterness for the style. Honeysuckle and coriander in the taste. Some mineral water flavor not something I normally associate with the beer style. Faint apricot detected.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall this is pretty good. If this was a little cheaper it could top Hennepin as my Belgian/Saison beer of choice. It is well worth a taste.

Zorro, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of Snodman
2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

Snodman, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lightly hazy yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, kind of dry yeasty bubble gum-ish smells. In the taste, earthy hops, and a sweet yeasty bubble gum kind f flavor. A hop bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry yeasty to sweet earthiness in the aftertaste. Quite nice, just expecting a bit more hops for being "quadruple hopped".

OWSLEY069, Jan 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Sspeer1, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of FremontBar
4.29/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I love Affligem Tripel so was excited for this lower gravity Belgian Blonde.
Poured a nice amber/copper color with a nice head and great head retention.
Yeasty aroma with a little bit of fruit and spice.
Medium mouthfeel and very carbonated with classic Belgian characteristics and a dry finish.
Overall a nice drinkable Belgian but will seek out others before coming back.

FremontBar, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into signature chalice, bottled on 4/26/2012. Pours slightly cloudy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, apple, pear, pepper, clove, grape, pale candi sugar, honey, bread, floral, grass, and herbal earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, hop, and fruity/spicy yeast ester notes. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, pepper, clove, pale candi sugar, light honey, floral, grass, bread, and herbal earthiness. Nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy ester flavors; with a larger amount of spicy esters; low-moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Quite dry on the finish as well. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice Belgian blond ale. Good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy ester notes; smooth and crisp to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Apr 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

razorsdescent, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Kmat10, May 20, 2013
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1/5  rDev -72.1%

BhojanBevGuy, Dec 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Rollzroyce21, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruits, yeast and alcohol. Taste is much the same with a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a better flavor than smell in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Dec 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

JDavidRice, Mar 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Stillmakingnoise, Jun 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Poppellian, Jun 26, 2014
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Affligem 950 Cuvee (Belgian Blond Ale) from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
82 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.