Affligem Tripel | Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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3.97/5
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732 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-27-2001

BEER STATS
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#5,224
Reviews:
356
Ratings:
732
pDev:
10.83%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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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.
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Affligem Tripel, at 9% abv.
Look: Deep golden colour, with 1 finger white creamy head and good carbonation.

Smell: Lots of fruity notes, banana, citrus, a lot of sweetness from the roasted malts, caramel, vanilla. Really good stuff.

Taste and Feel: Spicy, fruity taste, lots of bitterness and sweetness with taste of caramel and smooth, creamy feel with lots of carbonation.

Overall, an excellent Tripel. It really is amazing. Complex and deep fruity aromas, caramel flavour. Never felt like a 9% abv. It's like a dessert really. Brilliant stuff

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Affligem Tripel from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 732 ratings