Winner of numerous awards and international tasting sessions, Affligem is Belgium’s Abbey beer.
Brewed in the Flemish village, of Opwijk, this top-fermenting Belgian Blond beer is still brewed according to the original recipe.
Well balanced, with a sweetish, refreshing fruity flavour and a hoppy, dry finish, it’s a robust 6.8% by volume – yet still remarkably easy to drink!
Matches perfectly with hard cheeses or white meats and fish.
Deep yellow with brilliant clarity and a thick head that laces the glass, Affligem Blond is unmistakably Belgian. Belgian yeast aromas waft up from the glass, pulling coriander, black pepper, and clove in the nose; sweet, bready malts and slightly grassy, perfumy hops thicken the bouquet. Smooth, bready malts cascade onto the front of the tongue and zip from taste bud to taste bud, riding the beer’s perky carbonation. Complex, spicy yeast characters swell alongside moderate hop bitterness mid-sip; then, the drink segues into a dry finish with lingering spicy flavours.
Succinct from front to back, Affligem Blond’s playful character and neat finish allow the smooth alcohol to go unnoticed until it gently glows in the depths of the chest.