05 February 2014

A nod and a wink

There's a definite air of retro about the label of Seef. The reassuringly brylcreemed man sends the message that this is reliable, trustworthy beer. It's a 6.5% ABV blonde and a darker shade than most, a clear old gold colour. The aroma entices with cinnamon spicing but I definitely didn't expect the flavour. Sour. Just gently, mind: more Berlinerwiesse than gueuze, and with a similar wheatiness in the background. The texture is quite light and the carbonation low, which makes it wonderfully drinkable.

Anyone expecting something along the lines of Leffe Blonde will get a terrible shock from this, but I really enjoyed it.

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