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Zeezuiper - Scheldebrouwerij

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31 Reviews
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Reviews: 31
Hads: 74
Avg: 3.7
pDev: 21.89%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: stcules on 06-19-2005

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Photo of eric5bellies
4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a hazey straw colour with a large tight white head that retains well.

S - Plenty of vanilla malts and citrus.

T - Plenty of spice and hops with a little vanilla and spice. Very well balanced beer.

M - Medium body and carbonation that makes for a very nice drop.

D - This beer is a great example of a Tripel, i'm not sure why its classified as a strong pale ale.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.31/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy light to medium yellow orange amber with lots of white particles floating amongst healthy carbonation. Three finger coarse white head that faded rather quickly, leaving decent lacing. Nice aroma of mixed fruit; orange, apricot, peach, sweet malt. A hint of vanilla, slight floral elements. Taste follows aroma with light fruit, a bit of citrus, vanilla, sweet and carmel malt, slight hops. Finishes a bit dry, but pleasant. Light to medium bodied with very pleasant carbonation sensation. A nice tripel. I will check out the other ales from this brewery. I slightly upgraded the score on this 1/6/2012 from another bottle. Floral flavors improve the dry finish in this bottle, I really liked this one a lot.

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Photo of RuudJH
4.27/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Zeezuiper, craft brew from Netherlands, translates something like 'nautical -, or 'maritime, drunkard'.
Nature beer, unpasteurized, unfiltered, bottle conditioned.

Golden ale , not too hazy, good carbonation, thin but creamy head, that holds up ok, looking at the creamy lacing in my glass.

Smell is delicious with malts, fresh hoppiness and other earthy green garden herby smells. It doesn't jump out of the glass, but it's very delicate.
Taste is similar. Sweet malty, but not as malty as the label led me to believe. The hops remind of a good IPA.
Bittersweet aftertaste.

Smooth, refreshing. Carbonation is really there.

This is a real good ale. I could find myself buying some more of these for sure.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.27/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip. Bottle says this is a tripel rather than a BSPA.

Appearance: silvery-gold hue with lots of haze and apparent effervescence. Head poured three fingers of frothy white foam. Nice.

Smell: nice orchardy aroma of pears and ripe apples. There's also a light tartness and light dustiness in there. Behind this there is a nice, somewhat sweet malt aroma; this is a well-composed bouquet. I love it.

Taste: very sweet flavor with a tasty malty character. Fruitiness is still present, along with a very light tartness, although not as strong as in the aroma. Pretty tasty, although not quite as enticing as the smell.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a great big carbonation. Could use a hair more body, maybe, but creaminess is spectacular.

Overall: this is a fan-damn-tastic beer. It lacks a little complexity, but I'm enjoying it greatly.

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Photo of chinchill
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Some sediment added in the pour; some remained in the bottle.

A: cloudy apricot with a good, and very durable head.

The aroma is a little malty for style, but not so much as to prepare me for the very malty flavor. Still, fruity, complex, lightly spicy and with good balance (if you don't mind a strong caramel component).
Lingering baked bread, spices and fruits in the finish and aftertaste.

O: recommended.

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Photo of benfons
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl bottle different label then in photo, labeled as a tripel

A: Orange blonde, hazy nice thick dense head

S: citrus, grains , candy sugar and some spices

T: citrus, malt, and a mild bitterness in the back.

M/D: creamy feel, carbonation is right alcohol isn't to noticeable, very drinkable.

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Photo of supermeniscus
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

33 cl bottle best before 12/2013.
A - Cloudy orange tint: very nice. Head faded a bit quick though
S. Citrus fruits, mostly orange
T. Nice balanced flavour of mellow citrus and sweetness no alcohol detected whatsoever. I also detected very little hops, which i'd prefer
M. Creamy, perfect
O. This is a solid 4 overall and I would definetely drink another at the next opportunity

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Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hoppy-side triple, with curacao orange citrus middle, and good bitterness in the finish. Multi aromas of yeast and citrus as well. Very smooth. Foaming head. Alcohol not detected over taste.Good carbonation.
Thanks Probst, via the Beerophilie buying club.

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Photo of czfreeman
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2nd Bier in my Scheldebrowerij review. Label says Tripel, but on here is a BSPA?
Pours a lovely triple murky golden color. Medium high carbonation. Thick, creamy head. Looks great.
Smells of apricots, musty grains, bitter hops, musty, complex, pepper, alcoholic esters,coriander sweet caramel sugar, malt, biscuit, grassy, solid triple.
Taste is light, floral, yeasty, spicy. Nice, light, pepper, alcoholic esters, very good. Subsequent sips reveal more and more complexity, really digging this one. light bitterness on the finish, leaving the flavor nice and clean.
Not as complex as a Westmalle triple, but solid, clean, and well made.
Good buy, look foward to more from this brewery.

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Photo of axeman9182
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle, taken home from volunteering at Belgian Beer Fest 2011 and allowed to warm some before being poured into my Duvel tulip.

Zeezuiper pours an opaque goldenrod, with some sediment from the bottle floating around in it. The bone colored head is massive, passing four fingers in height and threatening to spill out of the glass. It shows some crazy stamina as well, sticking around for ten minutes easily. Lacing is left in some nice rings around the side of the glass, but is just a little bit spotty in between. The nose is predominantly pale fruits, with some clove and alcohol playing against them in small doses. The flavor starts out much the same, but as the beer warm the balance begins to shift. The spicy yeast phenols creep up in prominence at the expense of the ripe pears and apples, and the warming sensation, while still pleasant, also becomes a little more noticeable. The body is dry, the beer is appropriately well attenuated. The carbonation is nowhere near up to snuff though, it's noticeably low and it doesn't have the fine, creamy edge to it that the best Belgians do. Zeezuiper is a serviceable tripel, it excels in one or two areas, but it's a league below being a great beer.

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Photo of wl0307
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

BB 2008, served lightly-chilled in a large bulb wine glass.

A: cloudy and dark orangey hue, like a cider+geuze; the creamy white beer head doesn't linger, settling down to a thin velvet on top of a mildly carbonated body.
S: semi-sharp sour-sweet exotic fruitiness and some sweet lemons, wheatish grainy notes, mild caramel, and moderate flowery esters prevail upfront, on top of a thick layer of liquid form of candy sugar and cane sugar; a swirl brings out sulphur and some hidden spiciness. Overall, the aroma lacks a balance, but very approachable for a high-gravity Belgian pale ale.
T: quite effervescently-creamy and soothing on the palate, wrapping a caramely and bread-malty core, witbier-like exotic fruit-yeastiness, some steamed kidney beans, melted cane-sugar, and moderately sour-sweet citrusness in the centre; surprisingly light in the aftertaste, featuring a moderate yet well-lingering flow of tangerine-zesty and mildly-dry bitterness, and a belated entry of coriander-spiciness to go with a residual plum-jam-ish sour-sweet and kidney-bean like finish.
M&D: the mouthfeel is constantly creamy and low-fizzy, matching the low alcoholic profile just nicely; an easily approachable Triple-type of ale this is, and a quality one with a palate outperforming the aroma, albeit in need of more complexity to make a really impressive beer. Well worth a try, though!

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Photo of oline73
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Moeder Lambic Fontinas

Appearance: Pours a Clear golden color with a finger of fluffy white head that leaves a thick ring around the glass and some lacing.

Smell: Sweet malt, Belgian spice, some alcohol, light but not bitter citrus

Taste: Mild Belgian spice with light malt, not too sweet, slight bitterness in finish, some booze

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a finish that is a bit dry.

Nice beer, easy drinking, light given abv, I would have it again.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Love the pinching crab on the label, already a fan.

A good white head, with some retention, sits on a dull orange and brown amber body, with good rising white pinhead carbonation. Nor much lacing at all. Pretty solid looking brew.

Wonderful nose on this beer. A real impressive dry ripping barley with a big dense malt and hidden sweetness. Nutty with a hint of orange fruit it seems. Great smelling beer!

Light bodied with some density but a very neutral palate. Light malts roll around briefly on first sip, then the swallow brings a lot of wetness with some drying action. Fruit character doesn't come through, but luckily not much for booze either. Juicy texture comes through a bit as it warms up, and some orange character does appear.

Overall in short I was expecting more from the nose, and as good as the beer is, it's a little bit of a letdown. Still things could be worse.

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Photo of bierinjisp
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very good beer that i drunk at the Breugems Brewery in Zaandam, they serve it on tap. This beer is like the other beers of the Schelde Brouwerij easy drinkable. where i can enjoy the Oesterstout for just one or two drinks, the Zeezuiper i can enjoy the whole evening. the taste of the beer is good without being to strong. note: it is not a middle of the road beer but has no exeptional taste. overall a very good beer.

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Photo of metter98
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is cloudy golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation with yeast particles floating in suspension. It poured with a two finger high white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of floral hops and spices in the nose.
T: Like the smell, spicy flavors of coriander stand out in the overall taste, although these aren’t that strong. There are also notes of fruit and yeast.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation and a slight amount of dryness.
O: Nothing unique really stands out about this beer, but it’s quite easy to drink, especially since the alcohol is well hidden from the taste.

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Photo of avalon07
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had an orange-brown color and a cloudy texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: An OK aroma of malt, fruit, and some yeast as well.

T: Tasted of malt (a lot of malt, especially for the style), Belgian yeast, a strong bready quality, light citrus notes, a mild spices. While this isn't a bad flavor at all, it is kind of odd for the style (e.g., the bready quality). Still, not a bad flavor.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a lively, prickly finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solid enough beer, even if there are better examples of the style. Worth a try.

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Photo of rarbring
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A clouded straw colored brew, a white head with little lacing and rather small curtains.

A fruity aroma, apricots, citric tones, lime and grape-fruit.

Sweet white bread, fruit sorbet, apricots, mango etc.

Little carbonation, slightly sticky, a good body and a short dry finish.

A very nice and drinkable beer, could have been a bit dryer.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a cloudy beige color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light coriander and Belgian malt is quite good. Taste is a nice mix between some spices which probably includes coriander with some Belgian malt with some light funky ester at the end. Full body with limited filtration and some great carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Well done overall and another nice beer form this solid brewery.

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Photo of ZorPrime
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer is golden in color. Nice white head on top of it. A lots of bubbles coming out of this one. Fruity in the aroma. Some spices too and floral. In the mouth, the beer is very fruity with a dry finish. The bitterness is light. Very dry in the finish.

Medium body. The head is very sticky. A good one.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

LOOK: Golden color, bright, cloudy, with some small particulate matter floating around. Has a white head, good staying power, and leaving plenty of lace.

SMELL: Aroma of sweet honey like malt, fruit, Belgian yeast, coriander and clove like spice.

TASTE/FEEL: Starts moderately sweet, with a balancing dryness. Soft fruit notes of apricot and peach, as well as a solid dose of clean Belgian yeast and a small spice note. Alcohol is well disguised, just leaving a warming feeling.

OVERALL: A nice authentic Belgian Tripel, with enough character to distinguish itself from the rest of the pack. Fruity, lightly spiced, light bodied brew.

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Photo of arturorg
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Unibroue tulip

A: Golden going amber with a big white head that leaves behind a foamy lace, there's some visible sediments.

S: Sweet, some orange (citrus), alcohol, flowery.

T: Sweet, citrusy, alcohol it's very present on taste, no lingering flavor.

Overall: various flavor going on but the alcohol it's overpowering, kind of flat, but given the opportunity I would have another.

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Photo of weissbierdrinker
3.57/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a glass

Pours a cloudy almost weizen type color. Not clear like most triples.

The smells is spicy with hints of orange peal and flowers.

Tastes is kind of yeasty at first and then turns to a leathery floral taste which then finishes with a not to overpowering bitter taste. As the beer goes down you begin to feel the alcohol but not so much that it overpowers the taste and takes away from the beer, it's actually a very nice sensation.

I don't normally like triples since the alcohol usually overpowers any taste, but this beer is how it should be, something where the alcohol adds to the taste instead of distracting from it.

This is a fantasic brew that I will for sure buy again.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the Scheldebrouwerij, we bring you the expertly crafted ales of a small Belgian brewery from the Antwerp province very near the Dutch border. The Scheldebrouwerij Zeezuiper is a full-bodied, malty tripel with a touch of spice. Golden-hued with dense, white lacing, the Zeezuiper is lightly sweet with notes of citrus fruit up front with a drying bitterness in the finish." Brewed in the style of a Belgian Tripel. Available in single 11.2 oz. bottles and on select regional draft.

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle to a tulip glass. Served above 53 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp frothy head of an off-white color over a moderately hazy golden amber body with abundant heavy sediment in tow. Retention is average and lacing is light and spotty. 3.5

(Smell) Tripel yeast profile of clove spice, fruit and modest alcohol, with a malt profile of pale syrups, wheat. Little to no hop aroma nor bitterness is detected. Collectively this beer smells very standard for a Tripel. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) Very sweet syrup malt body, light graininess, delicate wheat, potent yeast spiciness with notes of clove and fruit, mellow alcohol. Nice flavor profile although I found the beer itself very sweet, it's very drinkable. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is lightly syrupy, faintly chewy, moderately chalky dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a medium frothiness and a moderately crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is slightly sweet over earthy spices and ethanol. Alcohol presence is modest and there are no off characters to note. 3.5

(Overall) This Tripel was quite enjoyable by me for its boldness of flavors that sets it apart from many American-brewed examples, although I found the malt sweetness to be quite profound, perhaps somewhat over-the-top, this is nevertheless an enjoyable beer at the right price. 3.5

Zeezuiper Tripel

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Photo of tone77
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head and some floaties in it. Smell is bursting with fruit, some malts as well. Taste is a little disappointing, the smell had my mouth watering. Malts, some alcohol, a bit of fruit and yeast. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of stcules
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very, very hazy appearance. Dark orange in color. A lot of floating particles. A veil of head, thin.
The smell is malty, very fruity, with notes of orange peel, and spices. Pepper, coriander. Cinnamon? Grapefruit?
The taste is malty too, lightly, and fruity overall (definitely grapefruit). Spice again, lightly. Honey.
Apricot fruity, and orange again. Floreal in the background.
Medium-medium-high body.
Some alcohol perceptible, but it fits.
Malty aftertaste, and fruity, with the same notes, and a good citrusy.

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Zeezuiper from Scheldebrouwerij
84 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.