Affligem Tripel | Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

BA SCORE
88
very good
718 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:
718
Reviews:
354
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.91%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
103
For Trade:
1
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Photo of redsoxjim
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of toscanoigor
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 54V4G3
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
3.44/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nighthawk88
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Photo of burnstar
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of stephenlee
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of marcrech
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BigBry
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SirDirtJoe
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours a slightly hazy golden with a medium,quickly dissipating,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-honey,clove,white bread,lemon,slight pineapple,biscuity
T:
-honey,grassy,herbs,doughy
-finishes dry
-medium,stingy bitterniss
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-light to medium body
-alcohol noticeable
O:
Good Tripel,but it can't hang with the Top Dogs (Chimay,Westmalle,St.Bernardus,Karmeliet)

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Photo of Jow
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of barczar
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2010 vintage, so rating set to current average. Peach, pear, apple, and clove dominate the aroma. There's a touch of confectioners sugar.

Flavor is pear and apple forward, lightly sweet, with a toasted malt finish.

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Photo of Jgolian
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of matuto
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

300 ml bottle (exp. 02/2017), in a Leffe tulip.

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Photo of Zylod
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of archyquaffer
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from the magnum bottle into a small brandy snifter (etched with an image of a clipper ship). A moderate pour into this small glass produces about ¾ inch of a bubbly, creamy, off-white head. The beer is interesting in this etched glass- hazy, frothy, effervescent, with chunks of bobbing yeast, and a deep blonde color.

I get a slightly funky and fruity aroma that carries over into the aroma-flavor, with notes of dark fruit, honey, and citrus pith. The yeasties lend a strong note of nuttiness with a heart of almonds and an edge of acorns. A boozy fruitiness manifests itself in the finish, wafting through the nose.

This is the latest installment of my Belgian kick- this particular bottle was purchased at Worden's Market in Missoula, Montana on the day of the Grizzlies playoff victory over the Jackrabbits (Saturday after Thanksgiving) and is being savored on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, as my favorite team tries to lock up a playoff spot.

4.25 4 4 4 4

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Photo of Zet
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear goldencolour with a finger of foam that quickly turns into solid lacing. Smell of apricot, yeast and hop bitterness. Taste is a nice balance between fruity esters and peppers, with some malt flavour in the background. A pretty high abv, but it's not very manifest in the taste. A good tripel, but not outstanding.

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Photo of paynestation
4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bruno74200
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Affligem Tripel from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
3.94 out of 5 based on 718 ratings.
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