Affligem Dubbel
Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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From:
Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
 
Belgium
Style:
Dubbel
Ranked #49
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,229
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 12.34%
Ratings:
647
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 22, 2022
Added:
Nov 20, 2000
Wants:
  31
Gots:
  92
SCORE
86
Very Good
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3.75 by misteil from Ireland on Jan 22, 2022
 
3.94 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 25, 2021
 
3.75 by iftcoach from Germany on Nov 19, 2020
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by elnachooo from Spain

De color ambar, con un dedo espumoso de buena retenciĆ³n. De cuerpo medio y carbonataciĆ³n alta. Aroma afrutado y a caramelo. Sabor ligeramente dulce destacando la malta y el caramelo.

Oct 11, 2020
 
3.46 by DvdP from Netherlands on Sep 21, 2020
 
4.02 by Daniel473 from Netherlands on Jul 31, 2020
 
4.21 by DylanBrkhff from Netherlands on Jul 26, 2020
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4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

scored an affordable bottle on closeout, i think i can make out 2012 from the label, but not sure how its dated and not sure its fully legible, but thats my guess. in any case its old, but i figured this would hold up well and it surely did. cork comes out with a resounding pop, a nice auburn to light brown color here, a high bug bubble tan head on top with great retention, and some flaky sediment when i get towards the bottom but its not too tough to pour a pretty clear one. the aroma is raisin, slight oxidation, maple, unlit cigar, and amaretto, very complex but also very traditionally belgian, equal parts yeast and rich specialty malts. the flavor is similar, definitely a wet tobacco, or pipe tobacco thing to this, a light kiss of smoke maybe, dried fruit like raisins and figs, trace baking cocoa and cardboard here, also less sweetness than it smells like it should have, the age and the vital yeast has really dried this out well beyond the normal range for the style, and i quite like it. the texture is the best part though, creamy and fizzy and alive and just really well conditioned over time, its soft and drinkable, delicate for what it is, and really makes this beer for me. all who shared the bottle really dug this. i wish their stuff came around a little more, i am surprised to see how few of them i have had over the years. this was awesome!

Jun 15, 2020
 
3.98 by smi69 from New York on Jun 07, 2020
 
3.91 by Askala from Spain on May 17, 2020
 
4.35 by gr8fulbeerhead from California on Feb 10, 2020
 
3.94 by Lanas from Greece on Dec 21, 2019
 
3.77 by mike22ne from Massachusetts on Dec 05, 2019
 
3.49 by Wasted_Youth from Indiana on Nov 10, 2019
 
3.75 by jakea from Wisconsin on Oct 29, 2019
 
4 by paulish from New York on Aug 30, 2019
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3.04/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by Mr_Bones from Switzerland

Did I just pour a Budweiser? Clear golden coloring, light head. Had higher expectation as I love Belgian beers, but this one just let me down a bit. Better then the Heineken on tap here at Schiphol Airport, but wouldn't buy in a store again.

Aug 22, 2019
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1/5  rDev -73.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by schavuytje from Netherlands

terrace De Keizerskroon deventer

artificial appearance without life
faint hint to dark malted forced carbon dioxide bubble with a dirty dry aftertaste

Aug 16, 2019
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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Captain68 from Russian Federation

89

Jul 28, 2019
 
4.03 by Anacross from Oregon on May 26, 2019
 
3 by FZR23 from Romania on Jan 02, 2019
 
3.75 by user785335 from Florida on Nov 16, 2018
 
3.82 by isaac_barrow from Indiana on Nov 11, 2018
 
3.54 by ptarmigan98 from Alaska on Oct 21, 2018
 
3.78 by jhodgert from Canada (QC) on Aug 24, 2018
 
3.5 by aztraz from Sweden on Jul 13, 2018
 
4.16 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania on Jul 01, 2018
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4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by monkist from Hungary

Okay so I'm not a fan of Belgian beers but usually from dubbel upwards they start becoming interesting. This one I liked quite a bit, for being quite remarkably hoppy along with a bit caramel sweetness in the taste. The flavor is quite remarkable, I haven't had this kind of hops before. I would have liked to have just a bit more of a body to it, because regardless the 6.8%, it is quite watery in the end. Despite all of that, it is quite good, a nice entry to the world of Belgian beers.

Jun 21, 2018
 
3.84 by steverx8 from England on May 06, 2018
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3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by StevesBitter from Texas

Good but not great, in my opinion. Had it on tap, at a brown cafe in Vaals, NL, just a few km from the Belgian border.
Dark color, low density head. Bouquet is fruity, slightly metallic. Taste malty and fruity (a bit like prunes?). Much more impressed by Corsendonk and Tripel Karmeliet at the same cafe on a different day.

Apr 24, 2018
 
3.98 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania on Apr 22, 2018
 
3.62 by lzevy from Romania on Apr 13, 2018
 
4 by hockeypuck from Maine on Feb 19, 2018
 
3.78 by mltobin from Connecticut on Jan 31, 2018
 
4.21 by danflux from Netherlands on Dec 22, 2017
 
3.73 by dandy14 from Brazil on Oct 20, 2017
 
4.41 by Pohr10 from Luxembourg on Oct 02, 2017
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3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by OlaB from Norway

Pours a murky copper color with a medium top off beige head that disolves in a slow pace. Aroma is off dark matured and dried fruits , caramel,cinnamon and burned sugar. The taste is medium sweet and medium bitter . It is fruity in the starts and finish off with a slight spicy bitterness. A little weak in the finish and aftertaste. It is medium carbonated with a medium body and a creamy mouthfeel. All in all is a good and easy drinking dubbel, but it gets a little weak in all fronts to be a outstanding dubbel.

Aug 06, 2017
 
3.77 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Aug 03, 2017
 
4.48 by Mattandwin from New Hampshire on Jul 11, 2017
Affligem Dubbel from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 647 ratings