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RATINGS: 1634   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Bottle: Unfiltered
Bright, yellow-golden with a firm, dense head. Natural carbonation and a carefully balanced aroma of fresh bread, banana spice, citrus and hints of vanilla.
A smooth taste. Malty, nutty softness followed by the roundess of tropical fruit and then a dry, light bitterness. Medium bodied, smooth, round mouth-feel. A bright, refreshing finish. the final note on swirling has stronger notes of banana, yeasty spice and a hoppy aroma.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3956) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Orange tan with well spread cream layer. Intriguing aromatic blend of sweet malt, some fruit notes, some sugar, piquant yeast, and ordinary German hops. Smooth, but tangibly potent. Alcohol comes through along with some yeast and a considerable bready component. A sold, stylistically true, Belgian ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SeanMacGC (334) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 7, 2008
Bottle. Pours an off-golden colour, with bubbly, short-living head. Notes of malt, honey and yeast on the nose, and more hoppy on the palate. Decent blonde beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2770) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Bottle. Pours a gold with a slight haze and loads of little bubbles rising to the large and fluffy head. Aromas are subtle... grass, cloves and banana are the main things I’m picking out. Flavor has a definite sour funk to it that I didn’t see coming. It starts all sweet and quiet with some mild banana and clove yeastiness, but then takes a turn to slightly sour funkiness... all of this seems a little washed out and weak flavored.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Granted my fridge doesn’t wholly consist of Belgian or Belgian inspired beers, there are definitely more than less.
My Affligem Blonde came to me in a 12 oz bottle, pouring into my chalice with sleek hay-stack orange with a fine fluffy head at least an inch thick. She lingers for a moment, as if to say hello, and then fades into a distinct ring around my glass. A swirl and she comes to life again, leaving fine trails of brussels lace riding down the sides. A soft nose hints of fresh bread, spices such as coriander, and ripe banana. A wonderfully full body which, like most Belgians, has a pleasant airiness to it which gives it an effervescent affect. Belying the rich mouthfeel. A bready texture with a soothing palate of coriander, ripe bananas, and a hint of fuzzy fruit. Almost creamy in how it coats my mouth, bringing to mind the bananas and how when I eat one it leaves a soft film in my mouth. She has a pleasantly tart, almost acidic finish which leaves my mouth dry and puckering for me. Soft, sweet, and succulent up front with a hint of spice, finishing in a riveting flourish of sour yeast, bitter citrus, and spice.
An overall milder palate than some Belgian Blondes I have partaken of but overall rather enjoyable. I could almost drink the Affligem Blonde as a session beer that is how mellow and smooth her palate is to me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3809) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2008
gold blond coloured body with a white head a sweet fruity malty aroma a sweet fruity malty taste with a malty bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (6677) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2008
On tap, several occasion. Golden colour with a nice thick creamy head. Aroma of fruits, esters, some sourness. Flavour is soft, sweet, a bit tart, fruity, a bit alcohol. Has more carbonation when its bottled, the tap version is imo one of the best of the commercially available blond beers.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpmaster (1375) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2008
11.2 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for 1.79 Good!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skidds (252) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2008
Poured a beautiful golden blonde with a white head. Heavy carbonation. Spicy sweet aroma. Flavour fruity and spicy w/ some malts and yeast. Went down quite smooth. Alcohol well hidden.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lithilorn (281) - Covilh, PORTUGAL - AUG 4, 2008
Pale godl body and white head. butter, perfum and honey aroma with a little lemon. good flavor. acoholic and dry. a good belgian ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2008
<11.2oz bottle: Yeasty pale yellow pour with a compact, mound inducing bright white head. Bright nose is slightly acidic, with buttery and nutty undertones. Rich and creamy, the body delivers a level dose of fresh dough, nut, straw and earthy yeast. Easy, simple and well executed. A very nice blonde.


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