Affligem Noël Beer Review – Good One, Buddy

A beer bottle with a cork and a cage?

Well, that’s a first for us.

Affligem Noël Christmas Ale ($8.99 for a 750ml bottle) is a Belgian beer that comes from one of Heineken International’s vast arsenal of breweries.

We stumbled upon the Affligem Noël at the rude Gujju chutiya’s liquor store as we were looking for a bottle of Namaste.

Affligem Beer

A deep amber colored beer with a high 9% alcohol/volume and off-white, light-brown foam, we fell in love with Affligem Noël after the first sip.

Nice aroma of malt, plums, cherries and a hint of Dhania (coriander seeds).

You wanna know about the taste?

Just slightly bitter. Bordering on sweetness.

More sweet than bitter, if you ask us.

A little toffee-ish or is it caramel, hint of cherry, brown grapes and plum fruits, definitely getting more than a whiff of spices and a big hint of a classy beer.

Is it the touch of spices that adds to the allure of Affligem Noël? Perhaps.

This is a beer with a fine dark fruit flavor and one we greatly enjoyed. has no hesitation in recommending Affligem Noël Christmas Ale.

11 Responses to "Affligem Noël Beer Review – Good One, Buddy"

  1. முனிAndy   April 15, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Do you Jack Daniels?

    Have you watched Animal House? Another classic scene which probably inspired Kamal’s crying : Responds:

    No, we’ve only read Animal ‘All Animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others‘ Farm.

    Jack Daniels? In the past, yes. Not anymore. Now we’re on a Gin+ Beer trip. For a few years, it was Whiskey, then Rum, then cocktails. Now mostly Gin or Beer.

    • முனிAndy   April 15, 2011 at 12:06 pm

      That would be Farm right.. Sachin gets his first 100 in IPL.. one more record.. he is the current leading scorer of IPL.

      You probably should add Animal House to your resume.
      This film was #1 on Bravo’s 100 Funniest Movies. It was #36 on AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Laughs list of the 100 best American comedies. In 2008, Empire magazine selected Animal House as one of The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time. Responds:

      1. Thanks. Fixed.

      2. We’re planning to work our way through IMDB’s Top 250 movies. Whaddya think?

      3. Just unable to summon the enthusiasm for IPL where players from different countries mingle in one team. Our patriotic gene rebels at such miscegenation.

      • முனிAndy   April 15, 2011 at 12:08 pm

        He even hit Dhoni’s patented helicopter shot.. making the purists cringe.

        • முனிAndy   April 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm

          Sachin gets a hundred and his team loses.. Aswin wouldn’t care, though.

      • முனிAndy   April 15, 2011 at 12:28 pm

        OK.. I somehow don’t feel interested by the old movies. Casablanca left me underwhelmed.. Couldn’t sit through more than 10 minutes of GWTW.. You’d probably like “Grand Illusion”.. I won’t be using up a rental on that. Netflix should probably put them classics on Instant Play..

      • MAK   April 16, 2011 at 4:51 pm

        Nice to know you guys are planning to watch the 250, i’m already half way through. Would love to read your reviews about some. Responds:

        Will start soon, sweetie.

        Hopefully, at least some of the 250 are on Netflix Instant Play. Rest, we’ll watch on DVD.

      • vjcool   April 18, 2011 at 12:42 am

        IMDB TOP 250. waiting for reviews..

        can also try these out, got some really good silent movies Responds:

        Will do. Seen only one or two silent movies so far.

        • vjcool   April 18, 2011 at 2:10 am

          not many of Satyajit ray’s seem to be in the list, but you can add them too. there are many masterpieces.


          We’ve seen Charulata.

  2. kd36939   April 15, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I came to know about this site through Bloomberg – Looks like they have a make your own beer kit for $99. Do you want to try it and enlighten us on how good it is?

    I wanted to buy, but there was a stern opposition from my roomies.

    Last week we tried this in one of the pubs here – Hoegaarden beer. It was pretty decent with very mild bitter taste. Since you are in beer binge now, you can add this to your list.

    Finally, off topic – Check this trailer. Very interesting. Hindi movie with a Tamil song. I liked it! Responds:

    3. Trailer looks interesting. Let’s see how interesting Shaitan turns out to be.

    2. Haven’t tasted Hoegaarden beer but from the description on Wiki it’s probably like Namaste.

    1. Beer buying kit?

    Yeah, we saw the ad too somewhere but, No thanks.

    We like our liquor in a bottle and our food on a plate. 😉

  3. Twig   April 15, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    If you are looking for a nice Tamizh songs, in THIS AGE, here is the link

    Enjoy these with your beer *and* review it. 😉 Responds:


  4. rakeshbaba   April 18, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    offtopic: one of the best funny videos Responds:

    Think what a spectacle Karunanidhi would make if he tried to stand up and talk. 😉

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