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

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

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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 18.31%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chinchill on 10-10-2012)
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Reviews by CHADMC3:
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 01:54:01 | More by CHADMC3
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stevoj

Germany

3/5  rDev -15.5%

03-01-2014 04:29:09 | More by stevoj
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i dont really get the quadruple dry hopping that the label claims, its not hoppy at all, but its a good belgian blonde ale more in line with a traditional biere de garde honestly than with a hoppy belgian pale. tons of fish food yeast sediment in this, unappealing really, but its otherwise clear and shiny orange gold with a just off white head thick and lasting in the belgian tradition. the nose lacks the hops i was looking for, and is more fruity and yeast driven, sweet orange peel and oatmeal are detectable, but the flavor is much cleaner, more straightforward, light grain and belgian yeast, summery and rich. light honey sweetness to it, hops would make this awesome, but maybe they have faded in my slightly dated bottle. a refreshing enough beer, but maybe has a little more body than is absolutely necessary. i like what its going for, but it could use a little cleaning up. expensive for what it is, but so are many belgians. beers like this show me that american breweries are evolving at a much quicker rate than some of the old world ones, but that there is still a role for tradition in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 05:03:23 | More by StonedTrippin
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-16-2014 13:39:02 | More by djrn2
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.7%

02-08-2014 12:57:54 | More by jrfehon33
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keithmurray

New York

3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - clear golden color with little white head

Smell - green apple, bread

Taste - Green apple, pear, liquefied baked bread, hint of booze

mouthfeel - medium bodied, high carbonation, slightly sweet upfront

Overall - good beer, tastes like a hopped up, slightly boozier version of Affligem Blond

Price Point - $10.99/750ML bottle

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 19:29:34 | More by keithmurray
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mmilyko

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-08-2013 01:34:50 | More by mmilyko
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Bucciamarcia

Florida

4.29/5  rDev +20.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-05-2013 13:18:46 | More by Bucciamarcia
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-20-2013 15:04:09 | More by Sspeer1
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

10-19-2013 16:40:06 | More by jaydoc
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SeriousALEment

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12.7%

10-11-2013 23:31:05 | More by SeriousALEment
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jivex5k

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-09-2013 21:07:22 | More by jivex5k
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 22:22:38 | More by puboflyons
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HungarianCount

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-08-2013 05:26:34 | More by HungarianCount
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12.7%

05-20-2013 04:14:27 | More by Kmat10
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

2.91/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Shared by jayhawk73. Thanks Jeff.

The beer is golden yellow with a soapy white head. The aroma brings a big dose of Belgian yeast, sweet booze, candy, sugars, fruity esters, lemon. Some harshness in the flavor and feel. Abnormal hop character. Quadruple hopped according to the label. Too sweet and boozy...weird. Not a repeat for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 02:53:59 | More by Huhzubendah
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 05:22:13 | More by superspak
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RRC03

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-09-2013 02:48:44 | More by RRC03
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JDavidRice

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-29-2013 19:53:42 | More by JDavidRice
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Snodman

West Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

03-03-2013 23:37:06 | More by Snodman
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 03:08:15 | More by Fatehunter
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Zorro

California

4.24/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 01:26:50 | More by Zorro
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FremontBar

Arizona

4.29/5  rDev +20.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 02:41:51 | More by FremontBar
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Wamba

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-26-2013 00:24:44 | More by Wamba
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
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".

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 15:03:11 | More by OWSLEY069
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Affligem 950 Cuvee (Belgian Blond Ale) from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
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