Affligem Blond | Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,214 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:
1,214
Reviews:
533
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
241
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,214 |  Reviews: 533
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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Photo of yaron73
4.93/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

300 ml. bottle at "La Grande Mamma" restaurant in Krakow.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the tap, it pours a golden with a moderate head. Nose gets a bit of bread and malt, followed by a very happy mouth enjoying the crisply refreshing malt flavor. Dangerously easy to drink.

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Photo of CrazyMick
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of serhankoray
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DylanBrkhff
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roguer
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Straw golden hue; clear body. Topped by a nice frothy white head.

Mild grainy aroma, favoring pale malts, sugar, and a touch of bubblegum yeast.

Not overly sweet on the palate, carrying a moderate balancing bitterness. Pale malts come across cleanly.

This is probably the best blonde ale I've ever had. I'm not a huge fan of the style, but this is a very well-crafted beer.

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Photo of BEER88
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qcghost
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LocusSolus
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Lipa
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of belgianvan
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Toynk
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Bestowed upon me by my cousin from his many trips to Belgium, mine’s a few months old now.

A: Dark straw. Nice white head.
T: Peppy esters. A touch vinous. Very sharp and refreshing. Dry but there are nuances of nail varnish and bubblegum. Not ready.
O: Certainly one of the better Belgian blonds. I wonder what it’s like fresh.

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Photo of bird_soul
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cdumitrescu66
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MoohMooh
3.27/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Affligem Blond from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
3.9 out of 5 based on 1,214 ratings.
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