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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
Ranking:
#26,622
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
83
pDev:
13.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of The_Bujon
4.11/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks awesome in a tulip glass, hazy tripel style body with creamy head which retains reasonably well.

Aroma is fresh and fruity, peachy and a florally, very inviting.

Taste is malty with a touch of that refreshing peach. A hint of caramel sweetness too.

Feel is a touch dry, very alcoholic and is it's only chink.

Overall a great traditional tripel, defo a plus 4 beer.

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Photo of byronic
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Bierman9
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had two 0.33l bottles of this (€4.20) at Cafe 't Pothuiske in Maastricht on 22SEP16.... Best by DEC17...

It was a bright golden bier, with some haze. Had a creamy, off-white head, with slow, sparse carbo and OK lacing. Had some tropical fruit aromas along with a hint of toasty malt. Was medium bodied, and had some light, bubbly prickle on the tongue.

Flavor had some mild sweetness and crackery action to start. Also tasted some peach, pear and green apple, with some coriander and a hint of spicy, yeasty notes in the dry finish. Solid.

3.94/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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 samEBC
3.27/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of innominat
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 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 lhwjanssen
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BdM
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Jadjunk
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
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

Scheldebrouwerij's
Zeezuiper Tripel
3.56/5.00

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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 Thebeertree
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sliver
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
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 avalon07
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
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 SVD
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Karo
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of BelgianBeerPope
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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