Affligem Blond | Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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87
very good
1,209 Ratings
Affligem BlondAffligem Blond
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
Belgium
affligembeer.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,209
Reviews:
531
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
238
For Trade:
1
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Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spezz
3.39/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tlema1
3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: deep gold, cloudy, big fluffy white lacing head
S: I get apples and pears
T: malt, light Belgian yeast
F: good mouthfeel for a light bodied beer
O: I remember liking this more, the last time I had it

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monkist
4.61/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dface
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Juiposa
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Bujon
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This one looks refreshing initially, but the head does dissipate fairly rapidly, leaving you with what looks like a flat Stella Artois.

Aroma is light hops, a touch malty and a little floral, so nothing too offensive. Taste is pretty much the same for me, simply ok, nothing exceptional and I would say plenty of better blondes available from Belgium.

The brew is quite smooth and easy drinking and is probably its best feature.

Overall, pretty solid, nothing more nothing less.

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Photo of mishi_d
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of logicalparadox
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of greedysoul
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Satorn
3.17/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of derdtheterd
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VoxRationis
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SamuelD3
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured to a wine glass.

A: The body is crystalline yellow with a white head that shows some good retention and lacing.
S: The yeast and malty profiles are very similar to Leffe Blond's but with a more earthy hint.
T: The taste is majorly sweet due to malts but then it ends a bit tart and acidic due to the Belgian yeast.
M: Body is medium to medium high. Carbonation is high. Tart and acidic in the end.
O: A very interesting BPA, almost as interesting as Leffe's.

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Photo of MilanoItaly
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smell reminds me exactly of a weisse, I just don't like that.
This is the beer that served to you for the first time anywhere,
will let you ask the waiter ''What's that ??'' :
'cause you can appreciate the deep overall quality.

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Photo of danflux
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cknoch
3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 54V4G3
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FatsoSvuLLo
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JakeScully
4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Leffe Chalice. Very good look, nice smell, and made me feel good. Overall a great Belgian blonde that tops Leffe easily. Worth buying and again. Worldwide availability doesn't hurt either.

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Affligem Blond from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
3.9 out of 5 based on 1,209 ratings.
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