Oud Beersel Bersalis Tripel - Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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4.65/5 rDev +29.5%
This beer is perfectly balanced. As a Tripel, it's not overly sweet, and finishes dry.
Aroma- baked apples and pears, spice, like an apple pie with buttery crust aromas..
Mouthfeel- almost crisp, refreshing and carbonated well which is a favorable characteristic with these flavor profiles.
Taste- again baked apple, pear, spices , sweet caramel that lingers for just a few seconds then dries off which created the desire to take many more sips.. Refreshing. Easy to drink
Overall- one of my all time favorite beers. Delicious and well made. It's one of my staples. Almost flawless.
09-03-2012 23:33:03 | More by Nattyp
4.5/5 rDev +25.3%
I have to say that I am shocked that this beer isn't rated higher. I couldn't get enough of it in Belgium. My first serving was sold to me at Centrum in Beersel. The barkeep explained that the beer was really more of a fundraiser than anything else and was meant to get Oude Beersel back up and running and producing the high quality geuze that they once had. As a huge fan of Oude Beersel, I was more than happy to help.
Upon first pour the beer is impressively yeasty. Massive amounts of sediment float about the hazy golden liquid in my chalice. A large white head settles to a spider web. The aroma is quite comparable to one of my favorite Belgian strong golden ales, La Chouffe, only with considerably more yeast notes, mainly banana, and slightly stronger sweet alcohol esters of light fruits. A menagerie of fruit flavors hit the palate with each taste. The finish is slightly spicy, almost peppery with some floral notes and is rather surprisingly dry, considering the sweet fruit notes that hit the front of the palate. The feel is nicely warming, creamy, but only slightly boozy. Drinkability is outstanding, and at 9.5% it could really do some damage. Highly recommended.
11-19-2009 16:51:55 | More by DaPeculierDane
4.2/5 rDev +17%
Beer tasting in our hostel in botanique (brussels)
i was very excited about this one, another surprise from the supermarket (read: minimarket). very enjoyable smell and taste, can't say much about the looks of it because this was late in the evening in a poorly lit environment. however, strongly citrusy and fruity with a fresh mouthfeel in a medium body. alcohol is very, very well hidden for its true percentage.
This is one beer to look after.
07-16-2008 21:56:03 | More by Andreji
4.13/5 rDev +15%
When I opened the bottle, a strong odour developed : strong alcohol followed by sweet malts.
The strong carbonation made the bottle overflow. I quickly poured it in a Goblet.
A large and firm white head crowns a golden misty liquid.
The head very slowly diminishes and leaves wild rugged lacing on the glass. The sweet fragrant cream that tops this brew reminds me of pastry.
The scent is quite sweet, really sugary, with strong alcohol and wild yeast. Malt as underlying influence.
I poured the bottle entirely in my glass, leaving a lot of yeast floating around. The flakes are being played around with by the rich carbonation.
The taste starts off really soft and evolves after about 10 seconds to a larger, wild and richer pallet. At first strong yeast and sweet alcohol emerge, later followed by malt and liquorice. The alcohol and yeast are dominating, but do not overpower the whole. The carbonation tickles the tongue.
The aftertaste continues with yeast and alcohol. The alcohol gives a nice burning feeling in the throat. (Slightly syrupy sticky)
Strong but basic flavours. Honest, decent and no games. A typical Huyghe beer.
01-02-2007 13:48:52 | More by Bierschenker
4.13/5 rDev +15%
BBE Nov 08. Great appearance with overwelming and lasting whit head and clear pale golden beercolor witout any haze. Nose shows lots of candysugar and a spicy hint from yeast. Next to that litle koreander aswel as litle hoppy green nose remembering of poperinge. Alcohol well hidden though obvious this is a strong brew in aftertaste that is litle sweet, alcoholic and moderatly bittered. Fine adchiefment and to me this sweet candy taste though flowery and fresh comes good and is very enjoyable to me. Quiet high carbonisation fits brew well and makes mouthfeel even fresher. Very enjoyable brew that drinks away well and hope it brings in some money for Oud Beersel so these guys can go on.
01-24-2006 21:27:39 | More by paterlodie
4.08/5 rDev +13.6%
Bottle imported from Brussels & generously shared by EehaiCJ, thanks Chris!
Opaque pale yellow body, with suspended flecks of sediment. Foam leaves a webby ring of lacing around the rim of the glass. The aroma is a touch sweet and dusty with Belgian yeast. Slight perception of alcohol at room temp.
Taste of banana yeast ester, along with a sturdy wheat malt backbone. Slightly floral with a white pepper finish. Feel is creamy, slightly buttery, and dry in the finish. ABV is only noticed in the final swigs. One bottle would be my limit at 9.5%. Overall a nicely balanced Tripel that wasn't too sweet or boozy.
12-22-2007 21:55:02 | More by emerge077
4.05/5 rDev +12.8%
The final entry in the "oh shit, drink this beer before you leave" series.
A: Pours a slightly cloudy pale orange. Carbonation levels can only be described as "vicious" - the carbonation is actually audible as the beer is poured, and it creates a huge off-white head that fizzes and then dwindles.
S: Sweet, with hop flavors and distinctly Belgian yeast. Kind of floral - almost like perfume. Kind of intimidating.
T: Also floral, and rather hoppy, which is not my personal style, but I'm working on it. The perfume-y flavor is still present. Some fruity sweetness and some malt character, but primarily bitter hops.
M: Nice and fizzy, with a good smooth mouthfeel that leaves the palate feeling clean.
D: It's kind of overwhelming, but tasty nonetheless. While it's not my personal style, I can see how someone would be able to knock back a few of these.
07-21-2008 22:17:55 | More by jenitivecase
District of Columbia
3.98/5 rDev +10.9%
A: Cloudy yellow with a giant head that lasts, and great lacing.
S: Aroma of citrus/grapefruit and banana, plus warm rising bread.
T: Typical bubblegum flavor with fresh bread, but well balanced.
M: Good body, especially for the style.
D: A nice one overall, worth seeking out.
12-23-2009 21:36:01 | More by Travlr
3.95/5 rDev +10%
Brewed Oud Beersel, that i mainly know of the kriek i encountered and liked very much.
Golden hazy with a huge head, decent carbonation.
Fresh smell of fruit and malt, and floral gardensmell.
Taste is very sweet of candy sugar and caramel. After that there's slight bitter hoppiness. Then the yeast, that is a bit wild, reminding of the earthy garden it allready gave in the smell.
All in all it's a good ale. The sweetness was worrying at first, but the aftertaste made up for it.
12-24-2009 14:06:04 | More by RuudJH
3.93/5 rDev +9.5%
Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a two finger white head kept steady by active carbonation. Lots of lacing. Aroma of bready malt, apple juice, Belgian yeast and spicing and a hint of sourness. Flavor starts with apple and pear juice, sweet malt and a backbone of ethanol, finishing drier with clove, black pepper and light hop bitterness and hints of saison style yeast. Light to medium bodied with pleasant sharp carbonation. An interesting take on a tripel with a nice flavor progression, but flavors are not intense enough to cover the ABV, so there is a bit of ethanol in the background. Nicely made and pleasant to drink, but could use some more intensity of flavor. This started out somewhat disappointingly, but grew on me as I drank it, the flavors are more subtle than other tripels, but there is enough complexity to keep it interesting.
08-05-2013 03:04:41 | More by LiquidAmber
3.93/5 rDev +9.5%
I'm pretty sure this isn't contracted out anymore and that Oud BVeersel actually brews it, but no matter. The bros will move it if necessary and appropriate...Belgian Tripel with 9.5% ABV so here goes...Pours a nearly clear gold with a few finger of very vibrant head. Nice carbonation - not too much or too little. Head is persistent, too, leaving plentiful lace. So far, this beer reminds one of your first true love. What starts off appealing to the eye just gets better and better. The aromas are very rich - buttered toast rolls around in there with some of the more citrusy characteristics common to a Belgian Tripel. Mayhaps some banana, too. Flavor is very full, with some alcohol to be sure, but the harsh aspects are masked by the very warm flavor and rich mouthfeel. A lot going on in this brew...Very nice. Finish is clean and leaves some of that buttered toast on the pallate. This is good beer, but is pricey at $3.49/11.2oz. bottle. Worth looking for as it is very good. Great strong Summer beer...
08-05-2010 01:05:58 | More by SolomonGrundy
3.9/5 rDev +8.6%
25.4 oz bottle was poured into a large Duvel snifter.
Appearance: The beer poured a two finger. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and good signs of carbonation coming up thorough the center of the glass. Head has reduced a bit a nice foamy layer.
Smell: apples, vanilla, pears, spices, bready malts, yeasty esters, and Belgian candy.
Taste: very similar to aromas and the alcohol is a bit noticeable too as the beer warms up.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, medium to high carbonation, very dry, and a bit hard to drink to due the dryness of the beer and somewhat high carbonation.
Overall: a good tripel at best, but there are others. Still good to have stumbled across this one and happy to have picked it up at Gordon's in Waltham.
07-19-2012 02:02:17 | More by Flounder57
3.88/5 rDev +8.1%
Beer looks great. Golden in colour with a big white head. Fantastic retention, and good lacing. Seriously, the head remains forever.
Smell is nice but rather faint. Light fruit (peach sticks out the most for me) and some spicy notes. A nice and well integrated smell, but not overly strong.
Taste is better than the smell. Fruit flavours with a fair bit of spice. Peach, banana, pepper, malt and some alcohol. There is more than pepper contained in the spicy flavours, but I cannot identify anything in particular.
Beer is a little too carbonated, even for style (though it does feel better as it sits for awhile). Fairly soft and smooth. Medium bodied.
Overall, a nice triple. Not particularly remarkable but definitely an enjoyable beer.
09-07-2011 00:59:48 | More by jrenihan
Oud Beersel Bersalis Tripel from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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