murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am gonna go out on a limb and say, right or wrong, for the price, Affligem is one of the best damn Belgium Abbey-styles there is.
Pours a ruby-caramel color with great puffed up cotton head.
The smell is heavy on malts with hints of lemon zest, white chocolate, and bitter toffee.
The taste is bold, with almost more balls than it has, at 7%, it tastes like it has more. Itís lighter than other dubbels but the taste is still well layered. Good malty cream finish, and for under 6 bucks!!?? Buck for buck, this is the iron hammer of Belgium beer.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brown, almost ruby colored pour...tannish head. Sweet malt aroma, some spice too. Flavor is mosty sweet malts...coriander spice all around the edges. Somewhat dry toward the finish. Not too bad.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown to robin-red coloured, large but diminishing brown-off white head. Sweet malty aroma, grainy with some light roasted touches. Full body, little carbonation. Finish is creamy, little bitter with some sweet hints again. light roasted. Not bad, more an average abbey dubbel.
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - MAR 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red to brown colored pour with a nice big head. This had a fruity aroma to it, plum and raisins. Had a long sweet finish to it. I was pleasantly surprised.
thewolf (11643) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Purs dark amber with a nice off-white/brown head that sticks to the glass. Heating up the taste adds a bit more sweetness, but overall itís a weirdly bitter belgian dubbel. The sweetness you expect in the aftertaste is not present, instead a harshness of alcohol prevails (not too much though)
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a red hue and a decent sized creamy beige head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, belgian spices, alcohol, and yeast. Flavor is smooth, prunes, yeasty, citrus, spiced, with a hoppy bitter finish. Good brew.
ryananderson (74) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark gold in colour. Flavour is of bread and plum. Aroma has average hoppiness and some flower notes. Body is too light.
chicagobears (441) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2006 Brownish-red, alluring color. Silky beige head. Had a 750ml bottle last week and was floored at how good it was. This one seems to be a little harsher. Might be better to let it mellow out for a few months. Like the last reviewer said this is kinda similar to Chimay red, which is a plus. Though Chimay is superior to this. Affligem abbey dubbel has some plum, raisin notes. Bitter spicy finish. This bottle seems a little offensive.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 bottle. Pours copper beer with a big orange head that drops away after a short while. Aroma is very pleasant fruity, musty yeast. Flavor is also a musty yeasty affair with malts, spices, and fruits, mostly prune. Typical dubbel flavors. This is strongly reminiscent of Chimay, which I donít like. Thankfully, this is less offensive than the Chimay. Thin at times, and astringent at first, but smoothes out a bit as you finish the glass. The alcohol is well concealed but noticeable and good for a nice buzz at 7% Not spectacular but nice. Not a bad buy at $4.99 from Broudyís, Jacksonville FL.
MoritzF (8926) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) Reddish amber colour with a fluffy beige foam, slowly lacing. Dusty and dry toasted malts aroma with caramel, dried fruits and a herbal and coriander spicy touch. Light sweet initial maltininess with caramel and chocolate notes; medium bodied, lively carbonated; dry malty and spicy finish.