Oud Beersel Bersalis Tripel - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

Not Rated.
Oud Beersel Bersalis TripelOud Beersel Bersalis Tripel

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

90 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 90
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: paterlodie on 01-24-2006

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (12) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 48
Photo of Nattyp
4.6/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Andreji
4.17/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of paterlodie
4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Bierschenker
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of emerge077
4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of jenitivecase
4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Travlr
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of RuudJH
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of stephens101
3.91/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Two fingers of fine, fluffy off-white head cap this reddish orange brew. A proliferation of yeast sediment flourishes.

Smells of vanilla cake, orange, phenols and taffy with slight floral notes at the end.

Creamy with a fruity blast immediately followed by a sharp alcohol heat. Notes of vanilla, carob, taffy, lemon and syrupy sugar coat the tongue.

This one leans toward heavy and a bit more in-yer-face than I'm looking for in a Tripel, but it will definitely warm your insides and that's not always a bad thing, especially in the middle of this brutally cold winter.

Photo of Flounder57
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best before 3/2014.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Thin rings of line around the glass on the drink down. Small clumps of sediment are seen floating around in the glass after the pour. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, fruit, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with honey and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but I think it smells slightly better.

Photo of nickfl
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with one finger of loose, white foam on top of a clear, golden body. The head settles slowly and leaves decent lace.

S - Spicy yeast notes of pear and red apple with a bit of licorice and black pepper. Sweet, pilsner malt in the background with some earthy hops.

T - Rich, thick malt washes over the tongue first with some pear and clove notes. The clove intensifies in the middle with a little more pineapple. The yeast becomes more peppery in the finish with an intense clove character that lingers. Moderate grassy hop flavors help to balance out the strong yeast flavor.

M - Moderately thick body, high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - A nice triple, the aroma is excellent though the flavor isn't as well balanced. The clove character is huge and dominates the beer in the finish. This clove flavor combines with the malt and becomes a bit cloying towards the end of the glass. The mouthfeel is really spot on. It is thick and creamy despite the beer's overall dry finish and this rich body goes perfectly with the rich malt character. Very enjoyable overall, and well worth trying though I don't feel like I need to stock my cellar with it.

Photo of jrenihan
3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of SolomonGrundy
3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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...

Photo of thierrynantes
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Le Comptoir du Poulpe, and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : deep golden color, with white foamy head.
Smell : fruity and spicy aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : malty flavors with notes of spices (coriander, cloves ...), alcohol finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the Belgian style Tripel.

Photo of ActonBrewer
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Yellow and hazy. Insane head and lacing. Beautiful. No chunks compared to other reviews.

S: citrusy and a little bread

T: Tons of fruitloops. I couldn't nail this flavor down on my own. Spicey and dry. Almost no alcohol considering this is almost 10% ABV

M: Great body

O: Good tripel overall. Alcohol is unapparent, very impressive. Glad I didn't get a chunky bottle like others.

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams glass

Photo of MoreThanWine
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Oddly, unlike the photo in the review my own sample came with the label upside down. I wonder if the US received a shipment of "oops" bottles?

Poured a massive custard head with a very long lifespan. The body is a slightly hazed golden yellow color. It smells mildly of malt and grass and in that respect didn't strike me as a tripel. Taste has belgian candi sugar, malt, even a touch of sour to it, but no dried or tropical fruits. Medium finish.

Good beer, but not quite a typical tripel to me.

Photo of 4000qtrap
3.82/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Source/Serving: 11.2 oz. bottle, expires June 2013.

S: Lime oil, pear, saddle leather that resolves to clove as it warms, toast, a well rounded spiciness that comes from yeast and the alcohol. Definite alcohol but well integrated. Good intensity.

T: Quite malty for a trippel with nice toasty bread and yeast character up front with plenty of bitterness that overwhelms the sweetness from the start. Light pear. Loads of herbal hops with a medium-high bodied, slightly oily character and medium-high carbonation. Middle has lots of clove and other spices. Finish is dry and round and surprisingly sticky with lingering herbal hops that have a musty, iron-like, clove imbued tinge and a hint of the well hidden alcohol.

Notes: Not your father's trippel. My suspicion is that this trippel doesn't have too much sugar adjunct with its heavy maltiness, medium high body, and almost sticky finish. Interesting. Also, I definitely get a slight barnyard character to this but maybe it’s the combination of musty, earthy, and clove that is tricking me.

Photo of russpowell
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours effervescent, golden with 3+ fingers of pearl colored head. Crazy head retention, slight hazing as the bottle is drained, superior lacing as well

S: Pears, breadyness, fusel alcohol notes

T: Pineapples, lemony hops, honey notes & a touch of pear brandy up front, Apple skins, tangy pineapple, dryness & a touch of passion fruit as this warms, Finishes with a touch of boozey pineapple, a slight doughyness & dry notes

MF: Medium bodied, lively carbonation, some coarseness to this

A pretty good Tripel, but had a few rough edges. Drinkable enough

Photo of Blindpigbiz
3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Style/abv: triple/9.5%

Smell: sweet citrus and spices

Taste: dark chocolate with a mild malty taste alongside herbs, spices, cane sugar, and clementines

All in all, this beer was an interesting take on triples due to the maltiness that it possessed. I didn't eat anything with this beer unlike the others I've reviewed, but I encourage someone to try this beer with carne asada--hopefully that works out for you

Photo of Parrotshake
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got a couple of bottles of this recently and both have been gushers, but I kind of forgot just now and some of this is on the kitchen floor. Dang. Pours a slightly-burnt orange with a huge but compact white head, which stays the distance. Tons of lacing too.

A very prominent nose of stone fruits - nectarine, apricot. Kind of a strange musty, yeasty note underneath it, but quite appealing.

Taste mirrors the nose at first, with big fruity esters to the fore. This quickly fades and unfortunately, there's not much else going on. A bit of pepper & spice, hits the tongue sweet but finishes dryish and lightly bitter with a not-overly-obtrusive alcohol note.

Well carbonated, but something's a bit off. A little sticky, a little abrasive and not all that refreshing. Good tripel/BSPA (depending who you ask - the label clearly says 'tripel') all told, but not anything to go nuts about. Also, it was brewed to raise funds for Oud Beersel's lambic operations, so you should probably get some anyway on account of the worthy cause. It's pretty enjoyable.

Photo of Okierat
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours with large creamy white head lacing the glass. Deep straw to golden color with slight haze. Aromas of apple/pear with a light spicy character. Light malt aromas no hops noted. Flavor is similar to the aroma, apple/pear esters with some spice character enhanced by a slight alcohol warmth. Beer starts out with a malty sweet character and ends on a slight dry note with some alcohol notes in the finish. Effervescent from carbonation with a light creamy mouth feel. Very nice beer, thank you Freddie @ BierGarten.

Photo of voteforgoat
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the tripel that lambic-blenders Oud Berseel are brewing as a more regular beer. I believe Drie Founteinen was brewing it for them at one point. Best before Oct 2013.

A: Foamy head, blonde to light orange, slightly opaque, plenty of yeast in suspension. Well carbonated.

T: Bready malt and yeast upfront, then a light, lingering bitterness. IMPROVES and opens up as it warms. phenols, pear, a little bit of butterscotch.

S: mild smell, slight alcohol in the nose

M: well carbonated.

O: Fine beer. Would not pay the $4 I paid for this beer on a regular basis. That's not much, but trying to keep my beer budget to a minimum! If I was in Belgium, I would be happy to drink this regularly. Just read the label: 9.5 %. Wow! Well-masked, which I feel is a hallmark of good belgian brewing. I thought it was perhaps around 6.5 or 7.

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Oud Beersel Bersalis Tripel from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
82 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.