Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Affligem 950 Cuvée Quadruple hopped Belgian Blond Ale
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Commercial description: “Brewed for the 950th Anniversary of the abbey, 950 Cuvée is a blonde ale "quadruple hopped" for added spicy/grassiness with a dry, slightly bitter finish.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours golden with a soapy white head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Belgian yeast, banana, clove, spice, fruity esters and lemon.
Taste: Begins sweet and fruity, pear, apricot, honey with Belgian yeast, banana and clove following close behind. Slight floral and grassy hop bitterness in the finish.
Overall: Not as hoppy as I was prepared for (quadruple hopped), but delicious nonetheless, Affligem 950 Cuvée Quadruple hopped Belgian Blond Ale is solid for those who enjoy Belgian Pale Ales. At 6.8% ABV this bottle was easy to polish off and enjoyable. Probably not something I would gravitate toward again, but I’m a fan of Affligem beers so I’ll always give their beers a shot.
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