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RATINGS: 1089   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
A reddish-brown abbey ale brewed with dark malts. The secondary fermentation gives a fruity aroma and a unique spicy character with a distinctive aftertaste. Secondary fermentation in the bottle. (Serving temperature: 8-10C)

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9645) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2006
I thought this was an excellent dubbel. Dark orange amber, hazy, big pillowy head. Aromas of brown sugar, undefined fruit, and something woody or nutty. Interesting palate-- sweet spice and caramel, some yeast, and an interesting licorice note in the finish that I really liked. Shared with Tyler Durden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sten (742) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2006
A dark ruby coloured beer with a firm, slightly brown head. A sweet, chocolade aroma. The flavour is sweet and malty, with some spices at the end. The flavour ends slightly dry. (Bottle 33cl)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
2nd go-around this this brewer. The first beer I had (Blond) was excellent, so I was really looking forward to it and it didnt 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quinten (1061) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2006
Dark red/brown color, foamy fluffy head, roasty-bitter aroma with some fruit, chocolate, coffee, very nice dubbel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (4006) - - APR 30, 2006
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4722) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 29, 2006
Dark brownish/red with light brown head. Floral malt smell with a hint of caramel. Tangy malt with burnt wood caramel taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2006
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (3042) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 18, 2006
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2006
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
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. Its 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.

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