Affligem Tripel | Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

Affligem TripelAffligem Tripel
BA SCORE
3.97/5
725 Ratings
Affligem TripelAffligem Tripel
BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,492
Reviews:
355
Ratings:
725
pDev:
10.83%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
107
Trade:
1
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3.12/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Pohr10
3.51/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OlaB
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep golden color with a medium top of white creamy head, with some nice sticky lacings on the glass.Aroma is of apricot,pears,banana,honey,yeast and light malts. The flavour is quite strong,it is sweet and fruity with spicy yeast and malts in the back. The finish is dry, and the aftertaste bittersweet with a ok lenght. I do think that the sweetness is a little to much compared to the other flavours. Medium carbonated with a medium body, alcohol content is masked quite good for the strenght. All in all is a good triple, and it has all the characteristics for a triple. Compare it to other belgian triples, this one gets a little to weak and unbalanced to be among the toprated ones.

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Photo of Alexrdvz
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of danflux
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spezz
3.59/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyrenaica
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle
9.5% ABV (as marked on bottle)
Best Before: September 19, 2013
Queen's Quay LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
March 2, 2012
The beer poured an apple juice gold into the chalice with a thin white head. The aroma was fruity and spicy with a hint of yeast. Apples and citrus were the predominant fruit notes. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and well carbonated. The first flavour note is yeast, followed by some light apple and citrus, and unfortunately, the alcohol is very noticeable.

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Photo of unclekeith
4.88/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle into a Teku

Big billowing off white head leaving some nice lacing. Straw color. Fruity esters on the nose, bubble gum. Taste follows the nose - nice bitterness, more fruit, very dry, full bodied. A gem

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3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Juiposa
4.58/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of AxlSkull
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lhwjanssen
3.49/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Euroglot
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jjacobsr
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DispyDnb
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Galijun
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dawardster
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.46/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured to a teku glass.

A: The body is yellow to amber cristalline, actually too cristalline knowing the style in the first hand. The head is minimal but shows some retention. No lacing.
S: The aroma is a bunch of citrus, toffee and yeast that don't connect to each other very well even though the single aromas are spotless.
T: The taste is the continuity of the aroma, being mostly construções by citrus, toffee and yeast. The interesting parte though is that for a tripel, this beer tastes a bit more of barley than it should but it's interesting to have that here. Note that this is not a matter of intensity but rather a matter of findability.
M: Affligem Tripel is a bit licquoury and soft on mouth. Carbonation is low although visibly non existent.
O: Affligem beers, for me, are more of a way to showcase the belgian school without the best option avalable. The beers always get the job done but there's tons of better options out there.

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Photo of LocusSolus
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Affligem Tripel from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 725 ratings
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