Affligem Tripel | Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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88
very good
719 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
Ratings:
719
Reviews:
354
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.91%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
104
For Trade:
1
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1/5  rDev -74.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.9%

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2/5  rDev -49.2%

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2/5  rDev -49.2%

Photo of MisterClean
2.06/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

750 ml from Manderes in folsom, CA

A - Poured a faint golden with moderate, white foamy head.

S - Infused with alcohol. Light malts and bittering hops.

T - Strong notes of alcohol and earthy hops.

M - A beer that almost burned my throat? Slightly bitter too.

D - I generally prefer my beers to have more flavors and not taste of alcohol.

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Photo of illidurit
2.66/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I bought this beer almost exactly 4 years ago and never got around to drinking it until now. Pours an orange color with a small khaki head. Aroma is buttery, indicating diacetyl, but we later decided that it was probably oxidative effects. Caramel butterscotch flavor, not really much classic tripel ester character. It has a bit of that sweet sherry taste that some oxidated beers get. Sorta oversweet and flabby. Not a great candidate for aging, apparently.

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Photo of PHSCAPT
2.76/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Vigorous pour from a 750ml bomber into a Duvel goblet at 42F resulted in a 2 finger meringue-like head, 1 finger in 3 minutes, mostly dissipated at 5. No lacing. Clear orange gold ale. Full-face in goblet smell revealed slight yeastiness, nothing else. I get a sweet warmth to start finishing with a mildly medicinal flat finish. Nice carbonation with pinpoints, fun to watch. A decent beer if it's what's available, but don't need to rebuy.

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Photo of impending
2.77/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

750ml into a tulip. Massive dense head that only a belgian can produce. Excellent lacing, some of the best. Clear golden copper.

Strong aroma - yeast, earth, malts and spices - not too sweet.

Taste disappoints based on my expectation from the aroma. Medicinal phenols come out way too strong followed by alcohol - not enough balancing flavors. Aftertaste slightly bitter and astringent.

review ot - I don't understand why brew that has pronounced medicinal phenols isn't dumped and the recipe tweaked. I don't know anyone who says, "whoa, excellent taste of band-aid in my brew, yum"
in any case
cheers
jd

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Photo of wcintula
2.78/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I wasn't impressed with this too much. Poured into a rocks glass, shared with others, it poured an opaque, brownish color with big old floaties in it. Smells strong and sweet, of fruits, booze. the taste follows through with a maltier profile and a thick mouth feel with that alcohol presence noted in throat and nasal passages. It was an okay beer, but leaves more to be desired.

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Photo of Beer-Ed
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of amalburg
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of tclang
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of smi
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of chrisroarshack
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of TimH
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of jujubeast6000
3.08/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Reviewed 5/19/2006 (750mL bottle):

Pours a very bubbly, golden yellow clearish color. Big head with fine bubbles. An aroma of dark fruit, plum and citrus. Rich, but not very strong. Bubbly taste, citrus, and some alcohol. Not very complex. Very light tasting but not much flavor.

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Photo of stegmakk
3.09/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a beautiful hazy orangey tan color with a great head and nice carbonation pop to it...
Aroma and taste were both extremely mild...you get the typical spiciness and hint of fruit but overall the taste was way too mild...still not bad...just average...I wont buy any more of this...

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.1/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of oakbluff
3.1/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a tangerine cloudy colour. Not much head retention for belgian which surprised me. Some lacing on side of glass. Smell is typical sweet belgian. Taste is sweet and fruity, not too spicy. Fairly middle of the road from a flavour profile. Highly drinkable for the ABV. I think this could be a good gateway beer for folks that think Leffe is the end all and be all of belgian brews. Would drink again, but wouldn't go out of my way. Purchased as part of a gift pack that came with a decent glass.

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Photo of kaseydad
3.11/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I poured this bomber into a 22 oz. glass hoping for some Tripel goodness. Was not to be.

The pour creates a huge foamy head with major yeast throughout the glass.

The beer has a nice caramel color which reminds me of apple juice and also has major floaties dancing in the drink.

The aroma consists of major maltiness, some fruit scents and a nutty presence.

The taste reminded me of almost nothing. Nothing special in the taste which was very disappointing.

The cork read 2/08 which I wasn't sure if that was when it was created or when I should drink it. I also am suspect on how this was stored at the place of purchase. Could have been a bad bottle or just not my type of beer.

I was not impressed at all by this and I know there are much better options of Tripel's out there.

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Photo of pants678
3.13/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Gold with a white head. Big white head, but it shrinks pretty quick.

Citrus, but predominantly peaches and caramel.

Hops and a wrapping honey throughout combine well with a tailing off green apple that's momentarily intense. Zesty yet hardly complex. Alcohol his well covered.

A cutting and barely staining texture. Not sharp as a tack but still cleansing. Would pair well with BBQ. More bubbles than your standard soda. Just heavier than medium bodied.

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Photo of DrJay
3.13/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Hazed gold with a thin white head that leaves behind some nice lacing. Spicy yeast aroma backed up by breadiness and fruit, light on the citrus. Candy sugar sweetness with some fruit and citrus, especially as it warms. Finishes with a peppery spiciness and alcohol warmth that's a bit on the hot side. Very high carbonation, slight stickiness and slickness. Not bad, but doesn't seem very balanced or refined.

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Photo of josvemden
3.16/5  rDev -19.8%

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