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Seef Bier - Antwerpse Brouw Compagnie N.V.

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BA SCORE
83
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88 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.07%
Wants: 4
Gots: 17 | 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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at The Belgians Are Coming held in Old Town Newhall in Newhall, CA.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a clean grain presence in the aroma and flavor.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

djrn2, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -11%

spycow, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

metter98, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Texasfan549, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

jaydoc, May 06, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Knapp85, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of emerge077
3.14/5  rDev -14%
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.

emerge077, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very cool beer, somewhere at the intersection of a tripel and a hefe, its very unique, unlike other belgian stuff, but built in a similar fashion. its hazy and blonde, lighter in feel than it looks, and showing about an inch of lasting white head. a nose of dusty old german malts, truly uncommon in belgian ale. the yeast also adds to this ancient sort of unearthing aromatic, its funky, short of brett beer funk, but strange and wintery spices come out to me, but i can see dried banana and even vanilla to this. the flavor is malt driven, some wheat in here and some fruity notes from the yeast, which gets very farmhouse in nature, even a slight tartness to the finish. the texture is great, its a little sweet all the way through like a tripel, but it finishes extremely dry, almost nothing left on the tongue when its swallowed. my impression of this beer is that it is probably rated so low here because it is misunderstood. it is certainly not in line with any traditional belgian style, but its uniqueness is what makes it for me. i love the yeast, and appreciate its overall quality. a blonde beer for colder weather i reckon, big fan.

StonedTrippin, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Jason, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -17.8%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

BlackHaddock, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

InspectorBob, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of corby112
3.09/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

corby112, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of Zorro
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Zorro, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

afsdan, Sep 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Latarnik, May 31, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

GraduatedCashew, Sep 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

dcmchew, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of srandycarter
4.39/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Slightly murky straw, bone white head, viscous but leaves to ring fast. Tiny bubbled trim lace.

S - Banana, juicy fruit, tropical scents.

T - Belgian yeast and malt prevalent, tropical fruits included.

M - Bubbly, somewhat creamy, nice balance and finish.

D - A tasty beer, but one suffices.

srandycarter, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Ciocanelu, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

4DAloveofSTOUT, May 19, 2014
Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev -11%

JohnK17, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of jsh420
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

jsh420, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of Absumaster
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Absumaster, Jul 28, 2012
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Seef Bier from Antwerpse Brouw Compagnie N.V.
83 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.