Affligem Blond | Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

very good
1,212 Ratings
Affligem BlondAffligem Blond

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-25-2001

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look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear and carbonated with a slignt amber tone. Single finger of clean white head pours on top. Smells sweet with a good helping of sour to fill the nose. Very aromatic with little hop presence. Initially tastes bitter like a pilsner with more malt presence than found in the smell. Not much hop to find in this beer, aside from a nice fading bitter aftertaste. Very sweet, fruity, and sour, with enough malt content and body to add a solid amount of flavor to this beer while keeping it very refreshing.Well balanced with the flavors changing throghout the whole sip. Plenty of carbonation initially, but dissipates faster than I would like it to. A very nice beer (yes, I am going to describe it like that).

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

Poured a vibrant clearish gold w/ two-finger fizzy head that died slow and left lace down the glass. Somewhat trypical Belgian aroma of yeast and orange citric, but I'm also picking up light sweet notes as well as some funky herbal hops a touch of fruit. Light, crisp body that passes easily and is lively on the tongue thanks to good carbonation. A touch of spiciness complements the beer, but it's mostly a balance of light fruit like pears/grape/apple(?) w/ a sour twist. Also some good sugary sweetness and bready/chewiness make this a pleasure to drink and overall a solid compact brew that is nice to sip on.

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Great brew. About 2" of foam....smelled great and tasted better. Has a nice milky feel in mouth....can say enough about this beer. First time I ever had it....won't be the last! Can't wait to pick up some more. Looks a little weird when you first pour it, has sentiment floating around....but I couldn't care less after drinking it.
Oh yeah....very nice lacing too!

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Pours a beautiful gold color w/ a huge three finger off white head. Excellent lacing and carbonation. A somewhat hazy beer in appearance. Smell is really nice. Clove, banana, other fruit, yeast, malt, other spices. Not overpowering, just really balanced and well done. Taste is the same profile as the nose w/ a tiny little alcohol burn on the aftertaste. A little light for the style, but still really good. Feel is light, somewhat syrupy, with some hop feel balancing the malt smoothness. Overall, a totally solid beer, and one I'm sure I'll have again.

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Affligem Blond from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
3.9 out of 5 based on 1,212 ratings.
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