Formerly brewed at Anheuser-Busch InBev Belgium (AB InBev)
Style: Pilsener/Pils/Pilsner
Leuven, Belgium


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Originally produced in Aalst.

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kraddel (10793) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2018
Thnx to Tim. Great, an outdated industrial Inbev lager tick, yay! Pours clear blonde, médium small white head. Smell is stale, oxidative, honey like maltyness, sweaty. Taste is sharp. Very oxidative, still a mild bitterness. Cardboard. As to be expected, this is over it's 'peak'.

Martinus (4996) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of paper, malts and adjunct. Bitter, malty flavour. Bitter finish, paper. From what is probably one of the last batches ever made.
(from 25cL bottle shared @ chriso’s place, RBESG 2014. Thanks for the bottle, tderoeck!)

fonefan (57844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2015

Bottle 250ml.

[ As Safir ].
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, toasted, sweet malt, vegetables. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average duration, sweet malt, cardboard, light vegetables. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20140808]

Alengrin (7270) - BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2014
This was one of those beer brands artificially kept alive by AB InBev when it was still "the world’s local brewer"; anyone from the town of Aalst is familiar with it, but the days when this was a regional Pilsener have long gone. The sample I tasted (years ago) was already from InBev’s kettles and was a typical European standard lager, golden blond with a stable snow white head and a malt sweet profile with low but still quite ’honest’ herbal hop bitterishness in the finish.

jfb (8025) - Bamberg, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2014
(bottle) clear golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of floral hops and barnyard, quite oxidized, with a hint of brown sugar, some liquorice and heavy cooked vegetables. flavour is heavy kidney beans, also some butter and cardboard, with a hint of straw and some grass. light- to medium-bodied with average carbonation.

Benzai (19321) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle shared at ChrisO. Clear golden color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, slightly grainy, a bit hayish, slightly bitter. Average body and carbonation.

boskeunpoeper (10) - - AUG 11, 2014
This was our local beer in my hometown Aalst. No longer available, but still have fond memories of it. Not extraordinary, still way better than a lot of pilses out there... a shame Inbev stopped the production.

Ferris (21316) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle - Sweet honey and grains. Pale clear gold with a reasonable head. Sweet grains, light apple and general blandness.

JefVerstraete (4632) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle from tderoeck, many thanks! Probably the last batch. Blond beer, white foam, disappears quickly. Medium carbonation. Light sweet and malty lager. Light bitterness. Easy drinkable but very watery. Not good.

tderoeck (13027) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2014
24/IV/14 - 25cl bottle @ home - BB: 15/IV/14 (2014-384) Thanks to aunt Emmy for the bottle! Thanks to my uncle Jan and my nephew Thomas for getting it to Gent. :-)

Note: with a lot of my family living in Aalst, I’ve spent more than one Carnaval (Mardi Gras) going out on this beer. This was before I started rating of course. When I heard AB InBev was to stop production, I managed to get a hold of what is probably one of the last batches of Safir ever made, with the help of my family. :-)
Clear pale blond beer, aery irregular white head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: malts, sweet, grains, meh. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: pretty sweet start, quite a bit of citrus, soft bitterness. Aftertaste: sweet, little hoppy, some citrus, bit of cardboard, not bad in all. Probably better than regular Jup/Stella, but hard to say when not sampled blind.

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