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.

Tonight’s featured beer is Affligem 950 Cuvée Quadruple hopped Belgian Blond Ale.

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.


Mark Harvey

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