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Seef Bier - Antwerpse Brouw Compagnie N.V.

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BA SCORE
83
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111 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 6
Gots: 23 | 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:
Beer added by: Filosoof on 07-27-2012

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2.93/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: pale yellow colour (hoegaarden colour), big very active head, loads of carbonation

S: lots of lemon and hops, some grains, some herbs

T: some wheat, lemon a slight hints of hops, a bit overspiced

M: too thin, lots of carbonation, not dry at all

O: while it seems interesting at first it gets boring pretty fast, , overspiced a bit bland at the end, not my thing

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy, dark golden yellow color with straw like hues and a two finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention with streaks of spotty lacing left behind. A little darker than expected but otherwise looks pretty good.

Earthy, musty aroma with a really nice brett character that's complimented by bready yeast and light fruit esters. Some farmhouse funk with grass, straw and musty bugs followed by bread/yeast and sweeter fruit notes, notably apple, pear, raisin and grape. Decent complexity with a really nice brett component.

On the lighter end of medium body with really tight carbonation that's burst the mouthfeel. Kind of goes along with the musty brett flavor but its over carbonated and a bit too prickly/bubbly for my liking. It's also not quite as complex as the nose suggests. The brett flavors aren't as interesting with only slight musty funk. Plenty dry but a bit boring with a floral, perfume flavor mid-palate that's followed by sweet light fruit esters and alcohol. Again, the light fruit flavors aren't as interesting as expected with some bread, banana and apple juice. Only 6.5% but there's a stronger alcohol flavor than I anticipated or wanted. Not bad but the mouthfeel is off and it doesn't quite live up to the aroma.

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3.16/5  rDev -13.7%
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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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.

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3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
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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Seef Bier from Antwerpse Brouw Compagnie N.V.
83 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.