Zeezuiper | Scheldebrouwerij

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Scheldebrouwerij
Belgium
scheldebrouwerij.nl

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stcules on 06-19-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
82
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
13.71%
 
 
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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.59/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very good Belgian tripel!

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Photo of abcdefghijkyle
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of eric5bellies
4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
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 +15.9%
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 +14.8%
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.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
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 Rohkey
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vermilcj
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of mattfancett
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of festizio
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
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 biegaman
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Zeezuiper takes its name from a swampy nature reserve. Appropriate, since the beer itself looks quite swampy if even half of the bottle's sediment sneaks its way in. I'm not very picky about these things but will admit those pesky yeast flakes really tarnish the otherwise clear, refulgent golden liquid.

Even allergy suffers can smell this beer has three strong characteristics going for it: fruit, spice, and malt. Almost operatically this bouquet sings the tunes of nectarous orchard fruits the likes of plum, apricot and apple, fresh-cracked peppercorn and a finely toasted, generously honeyed breadiness.

Zeezuiper is a tasty little number. Flavours of pear, peach nectar, granola and oats are thoroughly coated in honey (unpasteurized, locally made wildflower farmstead honey, not the stuff sold in plastic squeeze bottles). The addition of coriander provides a rash of spiciness that enlivens the whole thing.

Without tasting them side by side, I find Zeezuiper a little flashier and more nectarous than Trappist tripels like Chimay or Westmalle. Some sips have a rich sweetness that borders on "new world-ish" (this in part from lower-than-average carbonation). Regardless, it owns that extra weight and wears it well.

Using sensory evaluation and creative writing to objectively describe beer is always more challenging than simply offering an opinion; there's a lot of involved, intricate qualities at play with this one so allow me to take the easy way out: I think Zeezuiper is an awesome beer. I really, really enjoyed it.

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Photo of desint
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of benfons
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
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 +8.1%
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 Quafftastic
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +7.5%
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 Karo
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Saind
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of czfreeman
4/5  rDev +7.5%
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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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of GRUUMSH
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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