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)
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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:
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Added by chinchill on 10-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
43
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
16.08%
 
 
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 17
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 vfgccp
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

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 leoinsd
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of SinjaminBentek
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of razorsdescent
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of Poppellian
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of stevoj
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a chalice. Nice golden color with fluffy head. Lots of carbonation keeps the head active, and no lacing on the glass.. Faint aroma, but a little bit of bitterness on the palate.Taste is of hay grass and has astringent finish.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i dont really get the quadruple dry hopping that the label claims, its not hoppy at all, but its a good belgian blonde ale more in line with a traditional biere de garde honestly than with a hoppy belgian pale. tons of fish food yeast sediment in this, unappealing really, but its otherwise clear and shiny orange gold with a just off white head thick and lasting in the belgian tradition. the nose lacks the hops i was looking for, and is more fruity and yeast driven, sweet orange peel and oatmeal are detectable, but the flavor is much cleaner, more straightforward, light grain and belgian yeast, summery and rich. light honey sweetness to it, hops would make this awesome, but maybe they have faded in my slightly dated bottle. a refreshing enough beer, but maybe has a little more body than is absolutely necessary. i like what its going for, but it could use a little cleaning up. expensive for what it is, but so are many belgians. beers like this show me that american breweries are evolving at a much quicker rate than some of the old world ones, but that there is still a role for tradition in my fridge.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of jrfehon33
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of keithmurray
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - clear golden color with little white head

Smell - green apple, bread

Taste - Green apple, pear, liquefied baked bread, hint of booze

mouthfeel - medium bodied, high carbonation, slightly sweet upfront

Overall - good beer, tastes like a hopped up, slightly boozier version of Affligem Blond

Price Point - $10.99/750ML bottle

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Photo of mmilyko
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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 Sspeer1
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of jivex5k
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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 HungarianCount
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Huhzubendah
2.95/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Shared by jayhawk73. Thanks Jeff.

The beer is golden yellow with a soapy white head. The aroma brings a big dose of Belgian yeast, sweet booze, candy, sugars, fruity esters, lemon. Some harshness in the flavor and feel. Abnormal hop character. Quadruple hopped according to the label. Too sweet and boozy...weird. Not a repeat for me.

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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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