Oud Beersel Bersalis Tripel - Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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2.1/5 rDev -41.5%
Effervescent pale gold in the glass, topped by a thick frothy cap. Clarity is pretty good, and so is head retention.
The aroma reminds me of, uh... Pop Rocks? Grape Kool-Aid? Maybe a bit of Pucker Powder Candy? I'm afraid to drink this.
I do it anyway, hopefully because I've got an adventurous palate and not because I'm a drunken hobo. It tastes curiously like someone dissolved a handful of grape flavored candy powder in a beer. It's a bit grainy, malty, like it could possibly be a good beer with any other yeast strain. I'm not sure what else to say. I'll let the scores do the talking.
Update: I just sneezed a few times and now my nose is stuffy and I can't smell or taste anything, which suddenly made this beer much more enjoyable. Highly recommended if you're suffering from a sinus flu and want to get drunk.
10-06-2010 04:42:03 | More by largadeer
2.36/5 rDev -34.3%
I love Triples but to much alcohol after taste will drink again but have had better, (MAD BITCH FOR 1) Appearance was very nice cloudy golden, very nice 2 finger head but didn't hold for to long. Fruity aroma. Again to much alcohol taste for 9.5% abv.
07-25-2013 21:16:44 | More by tfkirk1
United Kingdom (England)
2.38/5 rDev -33.7%
Had a draught version in the top bar of Delirium Tremens Dec 2011: almost enjoyed it! Would have scored higher if I'd reviewed this on-tap version.
Here's the original review:
The second beer in 'a random Belgian tasting evening' held with my wife. Posh brown 33cl bottle, best before Apr 2011, drank mid Nov 2010.
The beer was poured slowly into a Duvel glass, sadly half way through the pour a huge globule of sediment flew out of the bottle inpregnating the glass with large lumps of floating yeast and whatever friends it had lurking at the base of the bottle.
The beer was a cloudy, dull, old gold colour with flotsam taking its time sinking to the bottom of the glass. I watched the white head disappear quicker than I watched the beer clear.
The smell was of strong yeasts (the glass was full of it, so what did I expect to find?) and alcohol, nothing else.
I couldn't wait all night, so I started to sip the beer as soon as I saw a clear portion at the top. The beer is just a sweet, alcohol carrying Vessel, disappointed.
No depth of flavours, no uniqueness or redeeming features at all. It could have been a can of any super strenght lager that alcoholics seem to favour (apart from the look of course).
11-22-2010 12:39:41 | More by BlackHaddock
2.42/5 rDev -32.6%
33cl into a tulip. Pours a clear dark butterscotch, towering dense pure white fine bubbled head but the carbonation is unusually large bubbled. Clumpy frothy lacing.
Aroma strong of light skinned fruits and powdery yeast, distant citrus.
Yeast dominates the taste, minor fruits and loud alcohol. Sweetness is more prominent in the finish rather then the typical beginning. The finish is slightly unpleasant. The bitterness in the finish seems more rancid than from hops - but not as bad as that may sound.
Full bodied, slightly cloying mouthfeel.
01-14-2011 22:39:59 | More by impending
2.73/5 rDev -24%
A-Honey colored with fluffed nimbus head. Oh god, there are demons flying around in this beer. The aggressive bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass are propelling multiple chunks of detritus around. There is one particularly large hunk that is lazily floating around and subtly thinking to itself 'HA! I will be inside you soon".
S-Belgian inspired fruitiness. Spicy and yeasty. Apples and pears are the noticeable fruits (the usual for me whenever I drink this specific style, or styles like it). A bit musty too. Alcohol is noticeable enough.
T-Pale fruits that most remind me of bananas, pears, and apples. Drying alcohol. Yeast flavor really hangs around. Kind of a rough flavor. Sweetens out as is warms. Makes me cringe a bit after a few sips.
M-Heavier feel. A lot of carbonation. Lasting aftertaste.
O/D-Noticing beer by beer that this is not a highly preferred style for my palate. This one isn't for me.
02-08-2012 03:47:33 | More by VelvetExtract
2.88/5 rDev -19.8%
What is the matter with this beer? Do i have a wrong bottle? On the bottle it says 'blonde tripel'and best before november 2011.
Poured this beer in my Struise glass. Thick five finger head with a very disappointing fluid, stuff floating around in this beer.
Almost no smell at all and the taste is normal, certainly not above normal. The only posite thing i can say about this beer is that the alcohol is well hidden.
04-29-2011 21:24:40 | More by Brabander
3.05/5 rDev -15%
Like other reviewers, the matter of sediment and general "stuff" when pouring had me double check the date on the bottle, which was May 2012, so not the problem.
Very fruity smell along with yeast, which was pleasant.
Taste is average, although probably on the slightly better side for a 9.5% abv.
Felt average in the mouth.
07-10-2011 19:00:51 | More by SmokinSmyth
3.25/5 rDev -9.5%
A: The pour is a cloudy pale color with a very large, rocky white head.
S: Smells more like a crappy lager than a tripel. Mostly smells of corn and sweet sugar. There's some sweet apples, maybe a bit of pear. A hint of yeast and more sugar.
T: Fairly sweet, but not as bad as I feared from the aroma. A bit of straw, overly ripe, almost rotten. A bit of straw, maybe some grass. There is a pale malt flavor, maybe a little bit boozy.
M: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.
O: Far too sweet, a bit boozy, not my thing.
09-17-2011 02:27:57 | More by womencantsail
3.33/5 rDev -7.2%
A golden beer with a massive white head, forming a nice lace. Lots of carbonation.
Smell is a bit musty, a light malty taste with a hoppy aroma, which is a tad raw and a bit grassy and herbal. Some hints of solventy alcohol.
Taste is pretty sharp and solventy. Bitterness is quite high. At least the bitterness taste high, and this has probably a lot to do with the very thin mouthfeel, caused by an abundant use of sugar.
11-13-2009 21:14:59 | More by Absumaster
3.36/5 rDev -6.4%
Appearance: On the plus side, the head is very impressive, displaying great retention and lacing; on the other hand, there is a ton of yeast in suspension, leaving the honey colored liquid looking very unattractive
Smell: Candi sugar dominant, so much so that the beer smells like taffy; underneath are some pear tones as well as considerable fusel alcohol
Taste: Very sweet on the tip of the tongue, with rotting pears and fusel alcohol building out the profile in mid-palate; candi sugar sweetness, peppery spice and boozy tones in the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation
Overall: I am not a huge fan of tripels to begin with, but this beer emphasizes many of the attributes that lead me to avoid the style in most cases
01-04-2014 01:15:59 | More by brentk56
3.38/5 rDev -5.8%
Pours a hazy orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, a sweet malt and that's it. In the taste, a sweet malt, a sweetness of fruit/ apples. A small bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dryer green apple like sweetness in the aftertaste. The green apple sweetness is a nice touch, but no nose and about standard.
07-27-2013 17:16:46 | More by OWSLEY069
3.48/5 rDev -3.1%
I've not just sat down and tasted and posted reviews for awhile so, I'm having a Sunday tasting for myself.
Best before date on the bottle of March 2013.
This one is hard to judge as it's well
made on an objective standard but not really my thing; basically to "sweet" and perhaps a bit out of balance for me.
Hazy light gold with a thick pure white foamy thick head.
Huge fruit esters in the nose; big cooked carmeled banana nose.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with a light creamy character. Perhaps a bit out of balance in that there is huge sugar-sweet cooked stone fruit in the front that goes to a sweet honey middle and a sweet honey finish, all with an underlying light unassertive bitter hop.
Finish gets to a honeyed pine bitter but still retains that "estered/honey/sweet" character.
All in all not bad but not my style. Just all around too honeyed/thick sweet for me. I can see where many would like this and there are many old ales that have this big sweet assertive ester character - seems to hide some of the higher alcohol.
I have judged on as much of an objective standard as I can for this one and not on my personal likes.
08-21-2011 20:36:03 | More by GRG1313
3.48/5 rDev -3.1%
This is a fairly good tripel.
Slightly hazy bubbly gold, it has a medium off-white fizzy head that soon thins to a thin ring.
Aroma is pear wine, yeasty bread dough, wet hay.
Taste is creamy, raisiny bread dough, apples, bread crust, strong white bread-dough aftertaste, a bit sweet.Full-bodied, good, and fairly easy to drink, but a bit simple and one-dimensional.
02-17-2014 06:11:16 | More by Offa
Oud Beersel Bersalis Tripel from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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