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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (5679) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2007
Dark blond colour. Thin but resiliant head. Aroma is dry and floral. Flavour is first sweet but then comes a massive hit of hops and the flavour gets gradually dryer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (5531) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2016
Sweet and filtered but not really boring aroma. Hopless, but just enough malt variance to not be hopeless. Especially the taste is better than feared, with a sweet but pleasant body. Could be worse, certainly not Affligems worst. (33cl bottle from Dekoninck)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (5420) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2004
Spicy and hoppy, sweet nose. cloudy, orange coloured with a lasting off-white head. Good looks. Taste is hoppy again... very hoppy, sweet, spicy (nutmeg). Very hopbitter finish. IPA style beer. Decent brew.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
charlotte (5206) - rdovre, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2009
Bottle.Hazy golden colour with fluffy white head.Aroma is fruity and yeasty,with fresh note of coriander and hops.Medium carbonation and fresh finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2005
Hazy orange beer with a small dense off white head. Yeasty and fuity aroma with hints of alcohol. Malty and spicy flavor with hints of fruit. Dry finish with some alcohol.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hildigltur (5105) - Kbenhavn, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2004
Hazy golden coloured. Light aroma with fruity and yeasty notes. Fruity and yeasty flavour with some bitterness in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (5102) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2015
Flaske (fra Belgisk Bryg) delt ombord p Fridtjofen, RBHD-treff aug-15: uklar gylden med tett hvitt skum som varer. Citrusfrukter, litt blomst og hvitt kandissukker sammen med diskrete kryddertoner. Mildt avrundet bitterhet i ettersmaken.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2009
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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2002
Light lemon and fishy aroma. Dark golden color, white frothy head, good lace. Citrus flavor but rather neutral. Too thin. Long hopbitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (4713) - BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2014
UPDATED: APR 30, 2016 Affligems 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).


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