Icedwarf (1657) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
Helder geel bier met schuim. Smaak is bitter hoppig, kruidig en krachtig met iets van citrus. Smaak blijft lang hangen. Goed bier. bonkiedeaap (763) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer has a golden color and a nice large white head, with a lot of bubbles. In the aroma tones of flowers, dry fruits and a hint of hops. The taste is malty and a little sweetness in the background is noticable. The body is medium to light and is a little watery. Further the taste is a little chemical. The finish is short, dry and refreshing. One to forget soon. Shame, cause the other affligem beers are excellent. Alengrin (5382) - BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2014
UPDATED: APR 30, 2016 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. Had this again recently and it has become notably sweeter (and less hop bitter) and has certain metallic traits now which bothered me, as they do in the other Affligems these days; as with the other embodiments of this brand, I cannot but conclude that they have been ruined by Heineken in recent years. My rating here is an average of both tastings (3.4/5 for the original version and 2.8/5 for the current version). JefVerstraete (3376) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2014
Hazy golden colour, white creamy foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma is bit fruity with malty body. Also yeasty. Light sweet, light bitter finish. Decent. kermis (13485) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of banana, yeast, caramel and spice. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
deanso (10141) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - AUG 1, 2014
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis
Thick creamy white head. Hazy blond pour. Quite yeasty. It’s a decent blond . mikske79 (1668) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - JUL 31, 2014
Niet veel smaak aan. Een keer geprobeerd maar daar zal het dan ook bij blijven jmgreenuk (9459) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle at Beer Passion 2014. Antwerp. Poured a crystal clear amber with a frothy white head and some broken lace. The aroma is big yeast. The flavour is dry yeast mineral light bitter with a a yeast, floral hop light malt palate. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation. AntoineGRD (127) - - MAY 6, 2014
Première dégustation :
Couleur dorée, belle mousse, arômes de houblon avec une légère amertume sans être une IPA...
Amertume prend le dessus a terme, dommage. ST247 (494) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle @home. Pours golden with a nice white creamy head. Aroma is yeasty, citrus, bit hoppy. Taste is a bit sweet, little bitterness, bit metallic. Dry finish.