jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2005bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Bottle. Standard belgium. Nothing special. Aroma of hobs and flowers. A bit thin, good carbonation.
(Bottle, BB 16/10/08) Pours a clear golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, florals, grass, buttery, and dustiness. Flavor of spicy yeast, pear, malt, and hops with a dry finish. daniele (9550) - ITALY - MAY 6, 2010
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Pours a golden clear beer with a good white head. Smells pis and belgian white. Tastes bitter, hops and belgian. Average carbo, thin body and a dry texture. 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.
deanso (10053) - 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 . kermis (14478) - 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. Alengrin (5629) - 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). Bontus (802) - Flanders, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2014
33cl bottle from Geers. Pours clear golden yellow with eggwhite head. Koriander nose. Spritzy mouthfeel also slightly metallic, well balanced slightly bitter. Faint hop aroma. BeerandBlues2 (13697) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle at La Chaloupe d’Or. Pours lightly hazy gold with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit malt, earthy hops and yeast notes with light esters. Flavor is lightly tart yeast, moderate crisp malt, light hops and bitterness, light esters and a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.