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Affligem

Affligem
Belgian Style Blonde Ale

Category: Belgian Style Blonde Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 6.7%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Affligem
Belgian Style Blonde Ale

Category: Belgian Style Blonde Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 6.7%
Light gold color. Earthy, citrusy aromas and flavors of honey roasted corn, spiced orange cake, starfruit and gooseberry, and cedar with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, medium-length finish with accents of pepper bread and arugula finish. A rich, chewy Belgian blonde that needs a bit of time to open up and will be great at the table; serve lightly chilled.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Malty, Smooth & Mild & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: honey roasted corn, spiced orange cake, starfruit and gooseberry, and cedar
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of pepper bread and arugula
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Fried Chicken, Grilled Tuna With Red Wine Mushroom Sauce, Camembert
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, chewy Belgian blonde that needs a bit of time to open up and will be great at the table; serve lightly chilled.

The Importer

Five Points Trading Company

The Importer
360 Hamilton Ave Floor 12, Sutie 110
White Plains, NY 10601
USA
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Belgian Style Blonde Ale

Belgian style blondes are light straw to gold in color and range in alcohol from 6-8%. This is not a classic style of Belgian ale, but covers the more commercially-minded Belgian ales that are moderate in both body and alcohol. Fruity Belgian yeast character and mild hopping should be expected. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Leffe Blonde, La Trappe Blond and Affligem Blond.

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Belgian Style Blonde Ale