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Seef Bier - Antwerpse Brouw Compagnie N.V.

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BA SCORE
82
good

73 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.92%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Antwerpse Brouw Compagnie N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Filosoof on 07-27-2012)
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Reviews by mttaylor1066:
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mttaylor1066

Connecticut

4.14/5  rDev +14.4%

If you like Duvel, you'll like Seef.

The color of this beer is quite a lively, brilliant golden color. (Poured without swirling the yeast.) A thin head form, but the effervescence persists.

Aromas of malt and yeast dominate. Some banana backing.

This beer is dextrinous and thick on the tongue. Yet I can see myself having more than two in a session. Unusual for me, considering it's a Belgian ale.

I like the label, too. Reminds me of 1930's travel posters.

02-25-2014 17:08:15 | More by mttaylor1066
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-29-2014 13:15:51 | More by DaftPatrick
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Jpinoniemi

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.5%

03-27-2014 21:03:57 | More by Jpinoniemi
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

09-14-2013 23:10:19 | More by Jason
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deebo

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.1%

07-10-2014 05:55:55 | More by deebo
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-17-2013 00:49:57 | More by Janeinma
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Arherring

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

09-30-2013 17:16:41 | More by Arherring
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-26-2013 14:00:31 | More by Ciocanelu
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Filosoof

Netherlands

4.53/5  rDev +25.1%

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!).

07-27-2012 15:15:46 | More by Filosoof
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-25-2014 08:52:53 | More by gillagorilla
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emerge077

Illinois

3.14/5  rDev -13.3%

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.

09-30-2013 14:45:01 | More by emerge077
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jsh420

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

06-18-2014 02:47:47 | More by jsh420
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TruePerception

California

3.39/5  rDev -6.4%

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.

01-20-2014 07:07:15 | More by TruePerception
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Coren

Belgium

1.5/5  rDev -58.6%

10-17-2013 13:41:10 | More by Coren
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Beestin

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

04-13-2014 18:47:19 | More by Beestin
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desint

Belgium

2.75/5  rDev -24%

05-24-2013 11:02:11 | More by desint
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-06-2014 01:08:20 | More by jaydoc
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metter98

New York

3.68/5  rDev +1.7%

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high bright white head that died down, leaving a pillow of bubbles in the center of the glass, a thick collar around the edge and a thin layer of bubbles in between. The head also left bits of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of pale malts and peppery spices are present in the nose along with dashes of lemon citrus.
T: The taste starts out with flavors of pale malts with notes of yeast and finishes with strong amounts of peppery spices that linger though the finish. A light amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this to be a really enjoyable Belgian Pale Ale. It goes down easily but also has enough complexity if you want to sip it a little slower.

11-09-2013 02:47:41 | More by metter98
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.34/5  rDev -7.7%

33cl Bottle: taken at the Pre-Essen Christmas Beer Festival meet-up in the Oud Arsenaal, Antwerp on 14th Dec 2012.

Looked OK, Slight haze but still a good golden hue to the body, on top a medium depth white covering.

The nose was a blend of sour notes, yeast and light malts.

The taste a little sweeter than the aroma suggested: maltier, yet with an undertone of citrus notes to keep a balance. OK rather than wooh!

Can't call it a 'bog standard' Belgian Pale Ale, as there is no such animal: but if there was, this would one of them.

07-11-2013 10:24:25 | More by BlackHaddock
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michaelgbluth

Texas

3.79/5  rDev +4.7%

I really enjoyed this beer.

The aroma was very unique. I didn't consider it over spiced like many of the reviewers. I thought it was unique, interesting and balanced.

Very carbonated.

Citrus and wheat and very well balanced. Super refreshing and very drinkable. Great summer time beer.

10-15-2013 17:00:54 | More by michaelgbluth
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Anatole

Belgium

3/5  rDev -17.1%

12-02-2013 07:02:25 | More by Anatole
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beerpirates

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-29-2014 10:53:55 | More by beerpirates
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Zorro

California

3.68/5  rDev +1.7%

Slightly chill hazed gold with a good sized white head.

Smells mildly sweet and yeasty with mild coriander and mild floral scents. Slightly spicy scent.

Starts out dry and slightly fruity. Flower pollen and yeasty bread with a lively carbonation level. No real bitterness. Coriander is minimal this is more flowers than spice.

Mouthfeel is good with mildly stingy carbonation level.

Overall super easy to drink. Seems lighter than it is, this could be matched to anything.

11-17-2013 01:47:31 | More by Zorro
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EuellGophar

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-20-2014 18:42:53 | More by EuellGophar
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.45/5  rDev -4.7%

A golden, yellow beer with a light haze from the yeast. The head is settling into a small layer.

Smell is spicy and herbal with a coriander-like nose. Some nutty and oily smells from the different grains. The yeast adds a light estery smell which accentuates the maltiness.

Taste is strauightforward, the malt base is grainy and has a pilsnermalty taste with some sweeter light caramalt layers on top. The body is light and very drinkable, mouthfeel is a little sticky. The beer is light bitter and has a light herbal but undefinable hoppy taste (to me). The yeast character is spicy and estery and reminds strongly of the Chouffe strain.
The beer has an original approach with the different grains and the 'old' recipe, but does not stand out between several other blond beers from Belgium.

07-28-2012 15:52:55 | More by Absumaster
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Seef Bier from Antwerpse Brouw Compagnie N.V.
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