oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared this one w/SkyCop32. Pours a bright golden yellow color. Aromas of hops, fruit, and a little yeast. Has a light lemony taste, with some yeastynotes, and a good hop flavor.
Alengrin (3148) - BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2015 Affligem’s hoppy Christmas ale, usually regarded as the best in the series. This rating is from old tasting notes (eleven years ago), when it was a hazy peach blonde beer under a thick and moussy, off-white head, with fruity aroma, grassy and somewhat peppery hops, yeasty profile, orange, peach and banana, malt sweetish with soft mouthfeel evolving into a crisp and long, dry hop bitterness with some vague solvents as well. Well-balanced and more interesting than the average ’big brand’ abbey beer, and that is still true for the current version, though it now has a metallic touch to it, albeit (fortunately) less so than the Blond or the Tripel; finish is still leafy hop bitterish, but could do with even more hops. Somewhat boring, but in any case still better than the other Affligems.
Wim (3092) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy blond coloured little sparkling body with a white head a spicy fruity malty aroma a malty fruity herby taste with a herby bitter finish
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber colour, large white head. Sweet matly aroma, some hops. Full body, creamy. Finish is dry bitter, a little astringent and sweet alcoholic.
SarkyNorthener (2927) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from national brewery centre, Burton. Golden Orange beer with a big head and good lacing. Aroma of spices and yeast. Taste is coriander, spices, yeast, hops and caramel. Moderate carbonation. A very good Belgian ale.
Jerre (2895) - Waregem, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33 cl. Yesterday was the thirth time taste this beer.
Light hazy golden to darkgolden color, with good white head.
Aroma malts, sweet, fruity, hops.
Taste malts, bit sweet, sharp bitterness, hops,dry finish.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little hazy, dark yellow colored beer, with a huge thick white head. The aroma of malt and hopbitter. It’s fruity of citrus and peaches. The taste of hopbitter, with citrus, floral and some coriander. The aftertaste is nice bitter and a little dry.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a translucent golden amber color, the head purposeful in size, the color off white and the residual lace a fine cover upon the glass. Mostly malt in the nose, lightly astringent, crisp and clean with the start slightly sweet, lots of malt, the top skinny in feel. Finish is biting in its acidity, the hops perky in their spicy bite, dry lingering aftertaste, drinkable, but not great.
pivo (2631) - GERMANY - OCT 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely dark gold color. Yeasty undertones amidst a medium pale malt body. Some mustard seed and a clear hop end that I appreciated - leaves a sharp biting bitter like orange peel, dryish too. Quite good
suprchunk (2581) - Crestview, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Straw colored pour, a little dark straw. Big, frothy, white head that lasts for a bit. As it slowly sinks it leaves behind a bunch of lacing. Huge peppery hop aroma with some nice yeast smells. Sweet malt aroma at that. Bitter bite on the tongue up front. Mostly from the carbon dioxide, and not the hops unfortunately. There is a hop presence in the mouth though. Mix that with some sweet malt and a nice earthy yeast and it isn’t half bad. Dry, bitterness on the back. Decent.