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Affligem 950 Cuvee (Belgian Blond Ale) | Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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Affligem 950 Cuvee (Belgian Blond Ale)Affligem 950 Cuvee (Belgian Blond Ale)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by chinchill on 10-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
43
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
25.61%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 43
Reviews by CHADMC3:
Photo of CHADMC3
2.98/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy straw to golden colored yellow with constant bubbles of carbonation dancing up to the persistent white head that is slow to dissolve retaining a constant lacing around the glass.

Sugars and yeast greet the nose first if my senses do not deceive me. There is a touch of sour fruitiness and spice as well, becoming more apparent as it warms.

The flavor offers some combination of floral, spice, and fruit but none dominate. I would guess this is a result of the hop profile used on the advertised quadruppel hopped note. I’m not picking up much malt.

The mouthfeel is medium with generous carbonation and a drying cider like finish. The carbonation may be a bit much on the palate as it almost has a canned macro flavor left on the palate.

Hmmm, I’m not sure about this one. Not enough fruit on the palate, and in need of some additional malt all around to fit the style. The flavor of the carbonation at the finish throws me a bit too.

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Photo of chinchill
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A "Quadruple hopped Belgian Blond Ale" served from a 750ml bottle. Brewed to commemorate an anniversary of the abbey founded in 1074 (sounds very promising!), although the brewery is now owned by Heineken (ouch).

Pours clear golden with a large, durable head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing on the glass.

M: High carbonation with a light, but not watery, body. Crisp. Semi-dry finish.

S&T: Generally very good flavor, if a bit too sour in the aftertaste. Certainly not as hoppy as one might expect given the "Quadruple Hopped" on the label.

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Photo of Fooditems
4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fatehunter
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quite foamy with three fingers of head on a hazy, golden colored body.
The aroma is yeast, bread and lemon. A nice combination.
The taste is light lemon with a distinctive Belgian yeast flavor. There's the slightest metallic flavor in the middle.
The texture is crisp with a little fizz and moderate carbonation.
An enjoyable ale.

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Photo of leoinsd
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of puboflyons
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the corked, caged bottle stamped 12-117-01/14:11-1171. Sampled on September 28, 2013.

It has a copper-orange pour with a modest off-white head that lingers. There are floating sediments in this one and I like to see that. So high grade on the appearance.

The aroma is rather subdued. Yes, there are Belgian malts and Belgian sugars as well as grass. There is also a cellar cardboard-like nose.

The body is about light to medium.

The taste is also played down in many respects. Like the nose I get toasted biscuit but I also got a vague peppery character. The finish is dry and lingers briefly. Basically a nice beer.

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Photo of Bucciamarcia
4.29/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks cloudy and amber, not as light and clear as a regular pale ale. It has a white, persistent foam on top that lasts until the last sip. Smells like malts and hops, with slight fruity notes. Strong taste of malts and typical belgian yeasts, lightly hopped. Although it's 6.8 ABV you don't taste the alcohol that much, it's a very balanced beer. Low fermentation, average carbonation, slightly sweet aftertaste.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of jivex5k
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of HungarianCount
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Zorro
4.24/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear golden colored beer with a tall puffy white head. There might be a bit of chill haze present but it is essentially clear.

Smell is sweet with a perfume of flowers and powdery yeast scent. Honeysuckle and coriander. Little bit of black pepper and herbs in the smell.

Starts out sweet with some herbs and flower pollen in the taste. Elevated bitterness for the style. Honeysuckle and coriander in the taste. Some mineral water flavor not something I normally associate with the beer style. Faint apricot detected.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall this is pretty good. If this was a little cheaper it could top Hennepin as my Belgian/Saison beer of choice. It is well worth a taste.

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Photo of BigGold
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of constantine_272
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Wonderful light golden copper with a touch of haze. Betraying it's Belgian heritage, almost no head. Poured his very gently though because the drift on the bottom of the 750ml bottle looked aweful.

The smell is dominated by funky yeast, dark portabella mushrooms, hat and a touch of banana.

Taste is light and refreshing starting of juicy with sweet mandarin orange and clay earth. A tart prickly pear and green apple finishes lively with a touch of dry leafy green. A long sweet and sour peach flavour pokes at the back of the tongue with a slight nutmeg spice.

The mouth feel is very light and prickly. Just a light dash of fruity acid finishes with a song of lemon and stone fruit. At first impression though, I was a touch disappointed as I was hoping for a bit thicker body. Going back to read the bottle though, this is a 6.8% golden, so maybe I was wrong to e pect the body of a triple.

Delicious golden ale all around. After drinking a bit, I'm starting to detect a slight bit of alcohol heat building. But it's refreshing.

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Photo of nakedasajbird
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Not as full bodied as I want it to be but good for a hot day.

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Photo of Snodman
2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lightly hazy yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, kind of dry yeasty bubble gum-ish smells. In the taste, earthy hops, and a sweet yeasty bubble gum kind f flavor. A hop bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry yeasty to sweet earthiness in the aftertaste. Quite nice, just expecting a bit more hops for being "quadruple hopped".

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Photo of Sspeer1
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of FremontBar
4.29/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I love Affligem Tripel so was excited for this lower gravity Belgian Blonde.
Poured a nice amber/copper color with a nice head and great head retention.
Yeasty aroma with a little bit of fruit and spice.
Medium mouthfeel and very carbonated with classic Belgian characteristics and a dry finish.
Overall a nice drinkable Belgian but will seek out others before coming back.

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into signature chalice, bottled on 4/26/2012. Pours slightly cloudy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, apple, pear, pepper, clove, grape, pale candi sugar, honey, bread, floral, grass, and herbal earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, hop, and fruity/spicy yeast ester notes. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, pepper, clove, pale candi sugar, light honey, floral, grass, bread, and herbal earthiness. Nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy ester flavors; with a larger amount of spicy esters; low-moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Quite dry on the finish as well. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice Belgian blond ale. Good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy ester notes; smooth and crisp to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of razorsdescent
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of BhojanBevGuy
1/5  rDev -72.8%

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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Affligem 950 Cuvee (Belgian Blond Ale) from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
3.67 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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