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Seef Bier - Antwerpse Brouw Compagnie N.V.

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34 Reviews
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Reviews: 34
Hads: 147
Avg: 3.72
pDev: 26.88%
Wants: 7
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Antwerpse Brouw Compagnie N.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Filosoof on 07-27-2012

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Reviews: 34 | Hads: 147
Reviews by TruePerception:
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3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Seef Bier, Belgian beer. 6.5% ABV.

A: Dull, hazy yellow, with a couple little floaty bits here and there. 1.5 fingers of fluffy head. No lacing or sheeting.

S: A nice citrus/peach skin scent. Hint of floral. Slight backing sweetness.

T/MF: Very dry. Slight lemon taste, like a hef. Really, just a basic wheat beer. Bitter, grassy backing.

Very unimpressive, given the hype on this beer, and it's return from a nearly 70 year hiatus. I think it's return from WW2 factored favorably in people's minds...

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle, into a Petrus chalice.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Jpinoniemi
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of deebo
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Nose: salt, malt, yeasty, slight funk, suspicion of smoke - almost suggests bacon.
Pours cloudy gold with an orange tint under a 2" finely bubbled off white foam cap.
Strongly flavored beer - herbal, salt, light funk, grain spice, yeasty, suspicion of sage, pepper
Above average crisp carbonation, lighter body, creamy.

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Photo of Urbnengineer
4.56/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of acurtis
2.95/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Arherring
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of informaticsDoc
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of mattfancett
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Filosoof
4.54/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Certainly Seef Bier is an original beer. It includes four grains; it looks like wheatbeer, but it has 6.5% alcohol. It has a personality and is different.

L: wheatbeer-alike; trouble; top is erasing too quickly;
S: top of the bill; smells like Tripel Karmeliet because of the haver? Fresh yeasty smell; citrus; stone; spices.
T: after such a smell, the taste is a bit thin; ofcourse I could smell this one the whole evening, but it has to be consumed too! It has some orange, it's round, with a citrus end.
M: nice follow up of smell, taste and mouthfeel; but (okay, that's personal) I would prefer a little more bite.
O: overall this is a very good, original beer; maybe its greatness is -above all- in the drinkability (which I have to explore another time; I only bought one bottle!).

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Photo of sjones5045
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

8/9/15 DE pool

Pours hazy orange with kind of weak thin head.

The smell at first was sour. Actually very sour with hints of Belgium spice popping through. As it sat the sour faded and the light smell of coriander and other typical Belgium spice dominated. Never to bold.

The taste was good. It was a light spice and stayed balanced throughout with a subtle sourness to it.

Overall pretty good beer. If it were sold as a 6 pack I'd be all over it.

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Photo of BPHL
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gillagorilla
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of emerge077
3.16/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Draft at Owen & Engine, served in it's own branded tumbler pint.
Quick review from written notes.

Hazy orange body, thin skim across the surface, and minimal lacing in the glass.

Earthy Belgian yeast aroma, vague wheat, hints of lemon Pledge.

Astringent feel with an odd taste. Overly spiced with overpowering notes of cleaning products (lemon scent Pledge again). Grains and sterile gauze. Light to medium body, with adequate carbonation, but the odd flavors throw it out of balance with little nuance. Not sure what's going on with this, it's just plain strange and definitely not enjoyable. Even stranger is that the beer is (supposedly) not actually spiced, and uses a "mutated baker's yeast" strain.

The revival campaign of this beer is admirable, considering the history and research behind it, but the taste was pretty dismal. Might try a bottle just to be sure it wasn't a draft line issue.

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Photo of jsh420
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Takahiro
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: hay light gold, with thick foam, cloudy like belgian wit
Smell: belgian wit, coriander, lemon zest,
Taste: wheaty silk malt, banana, cloves, bitter lemon peel towards the end
Feel: dry
Overall, nice refreshing beer

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1.5/5  rDev -59.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Seef Bier from Antwerpse Brouw Compagnie N.V.
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