GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2nd go-around this this brewer. The first beer I had (Blond) was excellent, so I was really looking forward to it and it didn’t disappoint. A strong malty aroma with dark fruits. Appearance was dark brown in color. Flavors were really nice with notes of figs, yeast, some chocolate. Finish is very clean and smooth. Excellent beer! 2 for 2 with Affligem!
Quinten (1060) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red/brown color, foamy fluffy head, roasty-bitter aroma with some fruit, chocolate, coffee, very nice dubbel.
SSSteve (4006) - - APR 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sweet brown sugar, tropical fruit, and yeast aroma. flavor of brown sugar, chocolate, toffee, and hops. hazy brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head.
SHIG (4514) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brownish/red with light brown head. Floral malt smell with a hint of caramel. Tangy malt with burnt wood caramel taste.
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draught. aroma: caramel, dark candy, spicy and a bit dark fruit. tastes sweet, bitterish, spicy and some dark candy. finish brings nothing new except for some fruity banana. bit watery but not thin. not very interesting! bottled version might be better.
mjg74 (2975) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours a dark hazy maroonish/brown color. Strong dark fruity aroma. Some raisin in there. Dark fruit and fig flavors right up front. More raisin. Slightly bitter and roasty finish.
HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The cork on this one just about put my eye out. Poured a lovely clear garnet color with a big but not tight greenish tan head. Very mild aroma of malted milk balls, caramel, and fruit loops. Flavor mostly caramel with mild soy sauce and fruit loops. Astringent finish with a not quite pleasant sour bitterness.
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. It’s 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.