Affligem Dubbel | Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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BA SCORE
3.82/5
Very Good
619 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:
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Added by kbub6f on 11-20-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,370
Reviews:
310
Ratings:
619
pDev:
12.04%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
83
Trade:
1
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Photo of JTuomi
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SassaDog
3.24/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JoLight
4.83/5  rDev +26.4%
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 -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skaterdude97
3.44/5  rDev -9.9%
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 +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
3/5  rDev -21.5%
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 -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kplummer82
3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StoutSnob40
2.88/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hazen
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LostDog13
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 54V4G3
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of poskok
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of burnstar
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Drank in Café Heuved, Poured to a Affligem glass.

A: The body is cristalline brown to copper with a very small head that presents some retention and some good lacing.
S: The aroma is mostly yeasty with a yeast that I wasn't expecting. The malt almost goes undiscovered.
T: The taste is a bit like the aroma, being more yeasty than sweet/malty but it's totally not expected. It's strange to say the least.
M: Even with low carbonation, this beer has medium body and a bit of bitterness in the end, but nothing too relevant.
O: Was expecting a lot better for a dubbel, not quite the results wanted here but still acceptable.

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Photo of SirDirtJoe
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hotsudge
3.39/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Geosuds
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
3.27/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Gushing bottle, which is very bad, considering its 0.33l capacity. Hell sticky.
Remnants poured into tulip.
Hazy copper/brown beer with 1-finger beige head, low retention.
Standard dubbel nose and taste, not inspiring.
Damn it all down.

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Photo of Phigg1102
4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep copper brown color, I'm reviewing from the finishing touches of a 750 that my wife started so I have a bounty of sediment right now, looks like it was pretty clear to start with though. Dark and dried fruits are standing out in the aroma along with bread crust and some chocolate notes. Balanced sweetness in the taste, some caramel with toasted malt and more dark fruits, specifically prunes in the taste. Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. Alcohol is restrained and the finish is sweet.

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Photo of deereless
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fezzz
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Affligem Dubbel from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 619 ratings