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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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BA SCORE
82
good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 16.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: chinchill on 10-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of Snodman
2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Photo of Zorro
4.24/5  rDev +17.8%
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.

Photo of FremontBar
4.29/5  rDev +19.2%
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.

Photo of Wamba
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
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".

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of rangerred
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 750ml bottle into a snifter on New Years Eve 2012.

Pours a crystal clear dark gold with lots of tiny champagne-like bubbles. There is a thin one finger white head but retention is good due to the plentiful carbonation.

Aroma is classic Belgian Ale plenty of yeasty goodness giving off lots of clove and banana notes. Really nothing in the way of malt or hops is detectable on the nose.

The yeast continues over into the flavor with clove and banana being nearly all that is present. Not sure about the quadruple hop claim on the label because I can't really find any noticeable hops whatsoever. Bitterness is light with a crisp, drying mouthfeel leaving just a tiny bit of residual sweetness.

Overall, pretty underwhelming as far as Belgian ales are concerned. Nothing wrong with it flavor wise, just nothing impressive. Not really worth the money or time.

Photo of BhojanBevGuy
1/5  rDev -72.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Photo of impending
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

B+

Pours a crystal clear little circulation copper penny, dense yellow egg cream colored head slow to subside, nice lacing.

Aroma is clean sweet and upbeat with a dab of camphor. Fruity floral spicy.

Faded fruit flavor, apple and pear, a little white grape after it warms up. Crisp sharp dry bite. Aftertaste is a persistent mild bitter, more of tree bark than hops. Complex evolution within the aftertaste. Shy of medium bodied, lively. delicious at room temp
cheers
jd

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of thorncp
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of CHADMC3
2.98/5  rDev -17.2%
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.

Photo of chinchill
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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Affligem 950 Cuvee (Belgian Blond Ale) from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
82 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.