Seef Bier | Antwerpse Brouw Compagnie N.V.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Antwerpse Brouw Compagnie N.V.
Belgium
seef.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Filosoof on 07-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
166
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
12.97%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
47
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 166 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of 54V4G3
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkmiller76
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of greedysoul
4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Easton70
2.43/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I tasted this in November on a cold rainy night and, for some reason, was expecting a brown ale. What i got was a very pale beer with no head and relatively high carbonation. The aroma is more like cider than beer and the taste is a dry cider. This would be really refreshing if it was summer so I will try it then and let you know. It would be great with strong cheese.....just a final thought.

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Photo of Act25
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Scored a single at Wine Academy Holmdel.

A: Pours a pale, light golden yellow with a 1 finger energetic, dense head. Intense tiny bubbles stream inside a cloudy haze body, retaining a film, but little lace.

S: Floral hints, astringent, dough, and spicy yeast make up the bitter sweet aroma.

T: Follows smell. There's a mellow tasting pale: crisp, nearly tart yeast with citrus and noble hop. Bready malt mixes with earthy bitterness, and a tingly, tart finish.

F: Light bodied ale with that exceptional tart, dry finish. Loved it.

O: I agree with the judges of the 2012 World Beer Cup. High quality Belgian pale ale. Try 12.

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Photo of paleoplant
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Twal
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of windowside
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zet
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice retro label on the bottle. Light yellow colour with some haze and an awesome frothy head of foam. Smell of cloves, yeast and citric. These same flavours return in the taste, though the citric is more prominent here. The mouth feel is lively yet smooth. Quite refreshing as well, partly due to the low recommended serving temperature of 3 degrees Celsius. I wonder if this cold was blocking some of the flavours, because I found this beer a little boring. The bottle says: "awarded best belgian beer at WBA", but that probably says more about the WBA than it does about Seef. The look and feel make it good summer terrace session material though.

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Photo of SirDirtJoe
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good memories of this. But my review waits until I find it again.
Reviewed in Roger Protz' "300 More Beers To Try Before You Die", a sequel to his CAMRA classic.

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Photo of JeffSK
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RMentair
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of azza16
4.86/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Erwin_Sakkers
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Somewhere between a golden and a Belgian ale, sweet fruit malts dominate the aroma and taste. Airy head dissipates to soapy film. Elements of honey , butter , coriander . Delicious and smooth.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours light gold, with a very frothy white foam head, hazy. Aroma is spicy and strange, something else is there, perhaps yeast character from a special strain. Taste is nice, strong, fruity and spicy, very belgian. Medium body with high carbonation.

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Photo of MacStinson
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dmetal
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of educorgan
4.39/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of flagmantho
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 330mL stubby Belgian bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: light golden hue with a moderate cloudiness and a finger of frothy white foam. Not much in the way of lace, but overall pretty attractive.

Smell: nice apple-pear orchardy character (which I love) along with a dash of phenolic spice. Maybe not a huge fan of the latter, but the pear is so nice I really like it.

Taste: some of that same orchard character along with a fair dose of sweet malt and a little more of that phenolic tinge. It's not bad, but I think the aroma nudges out the flavor a bit here.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body but with a good carbonation and creaminess. I like it.

Overall: this beer isn't perfect, but I'm a fan of the style and it's pretty darn drinkable. Not bad.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lots of banana on the nose, but it is fairly artifical smelling, like a banana split lollipop or something along those lines. Some pale straw Pilsner malt in there as well. Pretty much describes the taste as well. Banana with very mild clove spice upfront with a semi-dry Pilsner malt backbone. A tad adjuncty on the end, along with the cloying banana. Pretty good mouth feel, has some heft and carbonation. Not bad but the dryer malt ending didn't totally mesh with the hefty more yeasty beginning.

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Photo of avalon07
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a dull orange color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Okay lacing.

S: A decent aroma of spices, yeast, fruit and malt.

T: Tasted of Belgian yeast, bananas, coriander and some malt in the finish. Not a bad flavor, but it is a slight bit unbalanced; the malt seems a bit out of place.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a pretty solid beer, if a little uneven in spots. Worth a try.

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Photo of Rivoire
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DudMan
4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy ang golden with a thin velvety white head. It has a funky coriander smell. The taste is sweet and sour, lemons and banana. Very smooth and bubbly. A very easy drinking and unique beer. I will be buying more of this.

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Seef Bier from Antwerpse Brouw Compagnie N.V.
3.7 out of 5 based on 166 ratings.
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