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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1/5  rDev -73.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of kojevergas
2.72/5  rDev -26.9%
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.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.83/5  rDev -23.9%
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).

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Photo of Jose9e
3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
3.06/5  rDev -17.7%
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

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Photo of sfprint
3.1/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

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Photo of impending
3.17/5  rDev -14.8%
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

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Photo of safaricook
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of SVD
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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

Photo of stcules
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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Photo of lalaloveyou
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of biernack
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of ROGUE16
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of BelgianBeerPope
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of nico_freespirit
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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 mcphish22
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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 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 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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