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

Affligem 950 Cuvee (Belgian Blond Ale)Affligem 950 Cuvee (Belgian Blond Ale)
BA SCORE
55.8%
Liked This Beer
3.61 w/ 43 ratings
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
43
Liked:
24
Avg:
3.61/5
pDev:
16.34%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 17
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1/5  rDev -72.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of Huhzubendah
2.95/5  rDev -18.3%
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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Photo of CHADMC3
2.98/5  rDev -17.5%
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 stevoj
3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
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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3.2/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.36/5  rDev -6.9%
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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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev -3%
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 -3%

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3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nakedasajbird
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
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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3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
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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3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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Affligem 950 Cuvee (Belgian Blond Ale) from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
Beer rating: 55.8% out of 100 with 43 ratings
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