Affligem Tripel | Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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3.97/5
Very Good
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
Ranking:
#5,225
Reviews:
356
Ratings:
732
pDev:
10.83%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
111
Trade:
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Photo of marcrech
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of SirDirtJoe
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
3.81/5  rDev -4%
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 -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of barczar
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
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 +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of matuto
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
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 +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of archyquaffer
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
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 -6.5%
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 +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bruno74200
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This seems more like a bigger version of their flagship pale ale than a real tripel. Anyway it's enjoyable with their characteristic yeast character.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Weixiaobao
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TGS
4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of safaricook
4.48/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Blind Tasting Tripel Project of Fall 2015
L Clear gold, lots of medium CO2 bubbles, white head with medium-sized bubbles of a solid finger (chalice), quite stable
S mainly phenols, little pear
T dry, peppers, bitterness
F spritzy light
O Perfect example of the style
Another quintessential great Tripel from a macro. Who cares, it tastes great.

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

out of bottle in Amsterdam cafe
pours a nice golden color with a white creamy head of about 2 fingers with a nice lacing as it fades
aroma is wonderful full of fruits and nuts and sweet almost maltiness
taste is better with bananas and nuts with a great full mouth
this has to be one of the better tripels I have ever tasted wonderful beer!!!

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Photo of Dzu
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kkawachi
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenBreeg
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Quafftastic
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of keithmurray
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - Dark golden color with white head

Smell - black pepper, ginger, pear, apricot

Taste - pear, peach, apple, ginger, black pepper, honey

Mouthfeel - heavier end of medium bodied, heavier level of carbonation, fruity sweetness upfront, refreshing and dry finish, tropical fruit finish that lingers on the palate

Overall - very good example of the style. Recommended

Price Point -$8.59/750 ML bottle

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Photo of bjd88
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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