Belgian Trippel [Type 6], 9.5% ABV
An abbey-ale from Belgium, Affligem is a trippel, the sweet golden monk beer. It has a thick, creamy head and intense yeasty aromas. Slightly murky from the yeast. The flavor hits your tongue all at once, at first tingy, then almost numbing. It is spicy, with some banana esters in the finish. Thick on the tongue, increasingly so as it warms.
An excellent trippel. Not as good as my favorite, but an excellent beer nonetheless. Full of flavor, good bite, worth sipping as you sit and chat.