Affligem Dubbel

Beer:  Abbey Dubbel
Brewery: Affligem
Style: Dubbel
ABV: 7.0%

Serving Style: Bottle
Glassware: Wine glass
Drinking Establishment: Kerensa’s kitchen
Primary Consumer(s): Ally & Kerensa

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OVERALL RATING:

Sight: Slighty cloudy; dark honey-amber color. 1-inch creamy tan head.

Scent: Typical Belgian sweet-citrus scent.  Slightly malty.

Flavor: Initially, a roasted maltiness, which leads to an almost seltzer-y taste (probably a result of the carbonation), ending with caramel notes.

Feel: Thin-to-medium mouthfeel.  Moderate-to-high carbonation.

An Abbey-style Dubbel straight outta Belgium, Affligem’s offering is unfortunately on the bland side.  It’s easy to drink, but in the same way that a Yuengling or a Sam Adams is easy to drink.  And like a Yuengling or a Sam, it’s on the cheaper side, at least as far as actually-made-in-Belgium Belgians go (~$7).  Of course, keep in mind that this is Belgium’s equivalent of a Yuengling–so although we’re giving it 2 1/2 Pint Glasses, it’s 2 1/2 for an actual Belgian; but compared with other beers in general, it’s not so bad, really.

Concluding remarks: A fine drink, but not too dynamic.  If you can, just pay the two extra dollars and go for a Chimay.

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