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Friday, December 21, 2012

Drink of the Week: Affligem 950 Cuvee

Trimming the tree, wrapping gifts, and prepping for a house full of family and friends is made even more enjoyable with a delicious beer in hand, and this weekend we’re putting the finishing touches on our holiday festivities with a celebratory bottle of today’s Drink of the Week—the newly released 950 Cuvee from celebrated Belgian brewer Affligem. A nod to the abbey’s 950th anniversary, this Belgian blonde starts out with the traditional creamy fruit notes but quickly gives way to a palate-sweeping bitterness thanks to a quadruple dose of hops. Coming in at 6.8% ABV, this frothy brew is drier and a touch more subtle than many Belgian brews, making it a perfect match for the flavors and festivities of the season. $13/750 ml., totalbeverage.net