Affligem Blond
Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
Belgian Blonde Ale
Ranked #12
Ranked #16,156
3.9 | pDev: 10.77%
Apr 06, 2023
Apr 25, 2001
Very Good
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Notes: Affligem beers originate from the Belgian abbey founded in 1074. The citrus and tropical fruit notes followed by a malty softness and hoppy character combine to make Affligem Blonde a beautifully smooth beer with a lightly bitter finish.
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Rated: 4.01 by Sphagnicola from Belgium

Apr 06, 2023
Rated: 4 by Zylod from West Virginia

Apr 01, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by rpmello81 from California

Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 4 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Mar 10, 2023
Rated: 3.67 by SteveinBelgium from Belgium

Mar 09, 2023
Rated: 4 by hockeypuck from Maine

Jan 27, 2023
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a clear golden color with a dense white head that laces the glass nicely. Beautiful blonde ale. The nose is sweet malts that have caramel and honey notes, and some grassy hop aromas.

The caramel and honey flavors are forward, with the grassy hops leading to a smooth, slightly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium and on the creamy side.

Put simply, I could drink this for days. Very well done, IMHO.
Nov 17, 2022
Rated: 4.23 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Nov 08, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Aug 07, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Aug 01, 2022
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
DATE: July 29, 2022... OCCASION: another fun night in Aruba ends with cards and a beer I have been trying to rate for more than a decade... GLASSWARE: nondescript pokal... pours a golden amber body with sparse bubbles building a soft ring of white suds... thick what esters--light bubblegum and banana, mostly--with toasted sweet malts like cracker rolled in... a hint of flowers works its way in as well... a bigger body than expected, though its 6.7% ABV suggests it could be... refreshing, with a lingering banana aftertaste... the teeth feel a slight tingle; the mouth has a dry, raisinish raspiness... tea leaf, lemon and subtle orange work their way into the profile... caramel pushes into this late.. this works well with the climate and pace of Aruban vacation life-- maybe a bit heavier on the alcohol for a long day of drinking, but for a longish night of drinking, yes...
Jul 30, 2022
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Consumed from bottle so I’ll need to revisit at some point. Able to pick up wheat, hops, orange, grass, and a nice bready malt. Taste is super smooth. Wheat, grass, hay, honey, lemon, a bit of caramel, and nice malts. Overall really good and easy to drink. Great summer beer!
Jul 14, 2022
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled & I think I got this from The Epicurean in West Didsbury
Pours a clear golden coloured body with big white head
Aroma is semolina and glucose
Lots to f candy and cloves in that body
Jun 28, 2022
Rated: 4.09 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Jun 23, 2022
Rated: 5 by erogeman from Isle of Man

Jun 10, 2022
Rated: 3.89 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Jun 08, 2022
Rated: 3 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Mar 25, 2022
Rated: 4 by iftcoach from Germany

Mar 12, 2022
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Reviewed by JohnWomick

4.59/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I ad my first Affligem at a sidewalk cafe in Paris. This beer proved to be pretty ubiquitous for Paris. It is an excellent beer to drink frequently. Bright, refreshing, not as heavy as so many blondes can be. Aromas of tropical fruits pop out occasionally.
Jan 23, 2022
Rated: 3.87 by misteil from Ireland

Jan 21, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by altrio

Oct 04, 2021
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This one is a decent memory. Not the best. Not being on Catalina island as a lil wiener boi yet still finding a dame that’s into it. Yeah, sip on it as I will. Sup on it and just be. I am Raul, and I zee
Aug 16, 2021
Rated: 2.8 by Askala from Spain

Jun 09, 2021
Rated: 3.56 by DvdP from Netherlands

Sep 21, 2020
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Reviewed by vernardico from Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
The first time I tried this beer, it felt stronger than expected. After trying again and again, I find it a very well balanced beer.

Nice golden color with a decent head, with middle retention.

Aroma is great. Very perfumed beer, a bit on the sweet side. Hints of banana and Clove. The smell of alcohol Is also present.

The taste Is similar to the smell. First you feel the sweetness. Hints of clove and also the alcohol is present.

The bitter aftertaste is pretty smooth and enjoyable.

Overall, a very nice belgian blond ale. Feels like the standard to me. And available for a great price in the supermarket (about 1 dollar). So i guess i will buy it regularly.
Jul 13, 2020
Rated: 3.72 by Daniel473 from Netherlands

Jul 11, 2020
Rated: 3.93 by Insomniac from Canada (ON)

Jun 14, 2020
Rated: 3.08 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic

Jun 05, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by dubadw from Switzerland

Apr 19, 2020
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Reviewed by Spike from England

3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
300ml bottle. 6.7% ABV.
L: Rich, lustrous, dark gold. Fantastic colour. Head collapses quickly and leaves just a few spots of lacing.
S: Sweet & musty Belgian yeast.
T: Bready, malty, sweet & fruity.
F: Rich, smooth mouthfeel with some alcohol heat.
O: A sleek, drinkable, low carbonation, honeyed, Belgian blonde. Why wouldn’t you?
Mar 06, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by gr8fulbeerhead from California

Feb 10, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Feb 02, 2020
Rated: 3.52 by EOC from Mexico

Nov 30, 2019
Rated: 3.74 by Lanas from Greece

Oct 30, 2019
Rated: 3.76 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

Oct 15, 2019
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Cerveza con una buena cabeza espumosa pero que desaparece rápidamente. Aroma a malta y miel. En boca es ligeramente amarga pero se siente la levadura y el azúcar.
Aug 19, 2019
Rated: 4 by bdlusa from Texas

Jun 25, 2019
Rated: 3.74 by DarrellK from Florida

Jun 12, 2019
Rated: 4.49 by Anacross from Oregon

Jun 01, 2019
Rated: 3.99 by S_McAteer_95 from Ireland

May 21, 2019
Affligem Blond from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 1297 ratings