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Zeezuiper - Scheldebrouwerij

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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.72%


Brewed by:
Scheldebrouwerij visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stcules on 06-19-2005)
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kojevergas

Texas

2.68/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Served on draught into a Bier van het moment tulip at Cafe Samson, in Nijmegen, Holland. Paired with some Dutch dorito-esque crisps. Reviewed live.

A: 2.5 finger head of delicate soft slight cream and fair thickness. Average retention, about two minutes or so I'd say. Colour is a semitransparent full yellow. Appealing.

Sm: Cream, orange peel, and other light citrusy esters. Full, fresh, and appealing, yet mild in strength.

T: Cream, heavy orange peel, artifical faux-grapefruit, and light off-cream undertones (in addition to the cream hop on top). Feels artificial. She's not really complex either, and the balance is off. Built without inspiration or care, but not badly per se.

Mf: Smooth and wet - too wet. Bland and lackluster.

Dr: I paid a fairly high price in the Netherlands as it is an import (around 3.00 euro for a 25cl tulip worth). She drinks easy but the flavour just isn't there. Its best feature may be that it hides its 8% quite well. More orange peel would be a welcome addition.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2011 10:54:13 | More by kojevergas
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.81/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Sunday 16 Dec 2012: Antwerp Gollem. 33cl glass from the tap.

Golden yellow body, almost clear, on top a white, full head. Mild citrus feel to the aroma, some yeast and semi-sweet maltiness added to the smells.

The taste was biscuit malty with a hint of citrus fruit filling. Not as exciting as I hoped for: not bland, but not far off. Hid the alcohol well enough, so there must have been something flavoursome in there!

Not a great start to my evenings drinking, but it did make the next beer taste great (a John Martin Diabolici).

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2013 11:12:46 | More by BlackHaddock
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

3.05/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A = hazy gold color with decent head to start, settling to thin head
S = spicy with orange peel. 1st impression-this will be a lighter trippel
T = impression was right as this one doesn't pack much of a punch on the back end like other good trippels. almost like it tries to get there, falling short. spicy, grapefruit tastes.
M = light body, little carbonation
D = as with many belgians, certainly a drinkable beer, just not that many

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2007 10:20:18 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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sfprint

Germany

3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Semicloudy, big column of carbonation up the center, but not much of a head. Light orangy gold. Thick sandorn smell. Not the strongest flavor, but primarily sour, with a semi bland sandorn underneath. Somewhat resembles a witbier. No sweetness. Sour tang, and somewhat drying. Decent, but relatively bland and uninteresting.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 02:53:23 | More by sfprint
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.13/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a very clear, orange color with a small head and easy-going bubbles.

Smell is coriander, orange peel which make the beer very aromatic and spicy. Some malty honey, which comes from the ambermalt.

Taste is sweet and definatelly coriander and what tastes like cardemom, but is not mentioned on the label. This must be the combination with the orangepeel, that make the beer so aromatic and citric. I feel that this is a bit over the top. Some honey notes from the amber malt. The bitterness is a little sharp in the back of my throat. The beer is somewhat sticky and body is medium, which should be a little bit less in a triple.

This beer is overpowered by the spices used and becomes less drinkable IMO.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2006 17:30:07 | More by Absumaster
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impending

California

3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

C+

33cl into a tulip. Pours a nearly crystal clear classic orange gold, minor pure white head, minor lacing.

Aroma is sweet yeasty spicy and nice. Touch of citrus and tiny flowers.

Citrus carries through to the flavor which is somewhat bland. Chalky yeast. A rind bitter dominated the aftertaste. Not particularly complex. Medium bodied lively mouthfeel.
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 20:39:41 | More by impending
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stcules

Italy

3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2005 16:34:32 | More by stcules
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weissbierdrinker

Belgium

3.58/5  rDev -3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2008 10:31:01 | More by weissbierdrinker
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arturorg

Spain

3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2010 20:07:20 | More by arturorg
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ZorPrime

Quebec (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 12:03:38 | More by ZorPrime
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 23:24:10 | More by smakawhat
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2008 20:25:35 | More by Phyl21ca
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 22:57:20 | More by Stinkypuss
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metter98

New York

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 15:30:13 | More by metter98
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rarbring

Sweden

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 16:59:33 | More by rarbring
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bierinjisp

Netherlands

3.8/5  rDev +3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2010 08:31:31 | More by bierinjisp
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oline73

Maryland

3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2012 22:24:25 | More by oline73
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2007 20:44:59 | More by wl0307
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axeman9182

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 07:01:05 | More by axeman9182
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2008 00:52:34 | More by Sammy
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czfreeman

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2011 20:02:28 | More by czfreeman
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benfons

Belgium

4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2010 14:23:07 | More by benfons
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supermeniscus

Netherlands

4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 12:27:12 | More by supermeniscus
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RuudJH

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
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.
Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2010 15:51:49 | More by RuudJH
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flagmantho

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 20:53:55 | More by flagmantho
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