Seef Bier | Antwerpse Brouw Compagnie N.V.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Antwerpse Brouw Compagnie N.V.
Belgium
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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:
167
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
12.97%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
48
For Trade:
0
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1.5/5  rDev -59.5%

Photo of Mercarood
2.27/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A rather normal beer not outstanding

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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 JLapadura
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of desint
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of benfons
2.93/5  rDev -20.8%
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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Photo of acurtis
2.95/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of deebo
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of mattfancett
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Anatole
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of cbnz
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of LehighAce06
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of _ph230_
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Mdavies021
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of travolta
3.12/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of corby112
3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
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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Photo of emerge077
3.16/5  rDev -14.6%
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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Photo of Arherring
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.7 out of 5 based on 167 ratings.
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