Affligem Blonde

Affligem Blonde Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

BALANCED AND REFRESHING (6.7%)
A dense head sits atop a bright, golden body of beer. As the smooth taste of the first sip settles, the roundness of tropical fruit leads to a refreshing finish. On swirling, strong notes of banana, yeasty spice and a hoppy aroma flow freely.

Profile

ABV: 
6.7%
IBUs: 
24
Served at: 
42 - 46°
Hops: 
Apollo, Hallertau Spalt
Malts: 
Pilsner, specialty
Judges Review 
Phil Farrell's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Deep gold with fairly good clarity and a modest white head, this beer exhibits Belgian aromatics with pear and apple the dominant fruit. Pepper and coriander are the prevailing spices over a bready malt backbone. Once it warms there is a little lemon zest that promises even more surprises. The flavor is as pleasing as the aroma suggests – spicier and slightly lower alcohol than I might expect. But the fruit aromas didn’t transfer with the same intensity to the flavor. The finish is dry and has a fi rm but pleasing bitterness. This beverage is very refreshing, lower in alcohol and much more quaffable than golden strong ales and tripels.