Affligem Blond | Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

very good
1,209 Ratings
Affligem BlondAffligem Blond

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-25-2001

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BB 30/11/13. Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Medium pale yellow. Slightly cloudy. Two fingers of big, fluffy white head with good retention. Good lacing.

S - Cloves, Belgian yeast, spice, bready/cereal malts.

T - Good bitterness up front with some floral hop notes that give way to clove, Belgian yeast and spice flavours. Finish is dry and bitter.

M - Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation.

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4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped: 11-171-01-12:16-1711. Sampled on May 6, 2012. It pours a very attractive top of the line heady, pale yellow with a slight fog floating around and busy carbonation. On the nose I get an enticing dose of Belgian yeast, soft, delicate malts, sugar, and pear. The body is pleasantly creamy and a bit better than medium in texture. The taste is sweet with malts and yeast and a light hopped ending almost bitter ending. This is a marvelous Abbey Blonde.

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

Served cold on tap at Cheeky Monk.

Hazy golden yellow color with thin short lived white head.

Aroma is a wonderful mix of floral hops and Belgian yeast.

Flavor is refreshing and mild yet full of subtle nuances. Ripe green pear, mild pepper, floral notes, and honey.

Mouthfeel is light in body and nicely carbonated on tap.

Overall a really enjoyable beer on a warm spring day.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A lightly hazy liquid gold fills the chalice. Capped by a huge fluffy pure white head that has excellent retention and lacing.

Smell is Belgian yeast, fruity apple skin, lightly tart and a hint of banana bread.

Taste is clean, apples, pears, and lightly malty.

Very carbonated, a bit much for me with the bubbly bite. This is especially true for such a lighter bodied beer and low abv. It also has a dry finish, which is nice.

The texture for me is what drags the beer down, all other parts are nice. I will have to try the other beers from this brewery to see if the heavier versions are any different.


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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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