Affligem Dubbel | Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

BA SCORE
85
very good
610 Ratings
Affligem DubbelAffligem Dubbel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
Belgium
affligembeer.be

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 11-20-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
610
Reviews:
309
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.4%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
76
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 610 |  Reviews: 309
Photo of OlaB
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattandwin
4.48/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BelgianBeerChef
4.31/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ant777uk
2.23/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

When I opened the bottle is fizzed up everywhere and it was lucky I did it by the sink and now by my laptop, so watch out!

Good head level and reddish brown colour.

Aroma of currants, dates and maybe banana skin...

Not really a huge fan of doubles/dubbels...not really a fan of this either. Neither the refreshingness of a lager or depth of flavour of a tripel, the hoppiness of an IPA or the smoothness of a porter.

Flavour is kind of bananaskinny and malty. It's ok though I do not really like it..!

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Photo of MaxOhle
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of yaron73
4.91/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A bottle at "Mokafe" restaurant in Brussels.

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Photo of mishi_d
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foley67
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of derdtheterd
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drstalker
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unknown vintage (old?); drank 11/25/14 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Purple hue.

Tan head; minimal lace.

Black pepper & fresh bread nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Spicy black pepper, mild citrus & bread-y yeast flavors up front; cinnamon & caramel notes emerge as this warms. A black pepper bite settles on the lips over the course of the quaff. Not my favorite style/flavors, but complex & interesting enough to have again.

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Photo of bwbetts
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the tap, it pours a coppery amber with a moderate head. The scent is relatively light with a touch of sweet malt. The taste is full of moderately sweet malt flavor, with a carbonation bite. Enjoyable.

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Photo of JTuomi
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SassaDog
3.24/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JoLight
4.83/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Copper color; great deal of particulate matter floating around; a khaki head that retains well, leaving a thin layer after ten minutes or so; some light lacing.

Aroma: creamy, sweet, almost like vanilla wafers, and maybe banana pudding. As the beer warms, I notice a pleasant fig note in the aroma.

Flavor: The flavor of this beer is the same as the aroma, yet it also introduces something new: a sweet & sour, tangy aspect, especially at the end of the sip. Some prune note in addition to the fig note. Slight bitterness in the middle of the taste.

Mouthfeel/finish: medium, lightly carbonated; semi-dry, crisp, pleasant.

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Photo of YvesB
3.08/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skaterdude97
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Look - 3 | Orange brown colour, Lots of head with long retention

Smell - 4 | light nose with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate, and faint citrus

Taste - 3| chocolate, clove, nutmeg, lemon zest, and orange. The citrus fruit turns into citrus pith and then subsides slightly during the finnish. The finish lasts a good length.

Feel - 4.5 | creamy with light carbonation

Overall - 3.25

I enjoyed the complexity on the nose and the palette, however I did not find the palette very pleasant. Specifically the bitter taste of pith lowered my score significantly. I found it was too strong and overpowered the rest of the flavours.

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Photo of Jeremy7
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one was actually pretty good.
Nice mouthfeel to this one.

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Photo of Antyk
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Affligem Dubbel from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
3.79 out of 5 based on 610 ratings.
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