Oud Beersel Bersalis Tripel - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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Reviews: 48
Hads: 90
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: paterlodie on 01-24-2006

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.47/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The color is light golden and slightly hazy
Head white, built of medium and large bubbles, fairly quickly descends, leaving only a slight trace on the glass.
In the aroma you can smell the honey, spices, but also stable, maltiness, and the resin.
The taste is a copy of smell, we have a little honey, herbs Belgian, once again stable, it is also silage.
In Bersalis bitterness is too high, a little seasoning.
The loading medium toward high, in this case, as appropriate for me. Alcohol well hidden, reveals its presence only after being heated. Oud Beersel brewery brewed beer in taste quite complete and full-bodied but not heavy. I would recommend. (651 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this one did very little for me. its awesome to see more of their stuff showing up in the market, but this is a far cry from the quality of their sours, and i dont think is the best representation of the style you can find. it comes across really thin to me, like almost lacking that fleshy oaty base i like so much in the style, no wheat texture either. while i do love how bubbly it is, carbonated like a champ, the watery body is an issue, really unflattering to the style. its definitely a little oxidized too, not sure of a bottle date, but it has a slight skunked thing going on, starting to take hold. unlike many tripels, this is quite dry, which i also find pleasing, not sugary and teeth coating. i need more grain flavor though, it seems like this crazy yeast has nothing to cling to, maybe too much added sugar, not enough of a mash, im not sure. i dont dislike it, and think it may be good to turn the uninitiated on to belgian beers in general, light enough, and a real well hidden abv, but its just not built like a tripel should be in my opinion, and falls short of expectations for me. gets the buzz cranking though... (1,135 characters)

Photo of stephens101
3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
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. (579 characters)

Photo of Offa
3.47/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (368 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.37/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 (754 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
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. (890 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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. (342 characters)

Photo of tfkirk1
2.41/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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. (251 characters)

Photo of thierrynantes
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
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. (320 characters)

Photo of Blindpigbiz
3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
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 (414 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
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. (609 characters)

Photo of ATLbeerDog
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 330ml bottle with a lable that has a best before date of “e-J”

Pours a hazy straw yellow/orange with a small slightly off white head. Smells of booze, bread dough, and Belgian yeast. First sip is thick and hearty with a clean taste. Pears, pineapple, bread dough lead the way. More like a pale ale than a Belgian Triple. Mouthfeel is quite good as the carbonation is spot on. I love this brewery but will focus on their Krieks and Geuze as that is what they excel at. Not bad but not outstanding like the beers I mentioned. (535 characters)

Photo of Nattyp
4.6/5  rDev +27.8%
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. (584 characters)

Photo of MoreThanWine
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
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. (498 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is an even brew, but it doesn't really follow a smooth tone. A bit of a burn with a boozy tone. Quite a bit of yeast on there. Overall, it seems too "bright." It's a drinkable beer and not too bad, but it doesn't really fit to style that well. (248 characters)

Photo of Flounder57
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
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. (746 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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. (923 characters)

Photo of Okierat
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
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. (523 characters)

Photo of russpowell
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
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 (556 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich golden hue with an absolutely crystal-clear body. Head is two fingers of frothy ecru foam which seems to be dissipating somewhat rapidly.

Smell: very mild malt component is covered up by a big blend of pear and green apple. Usually I like this combination, but in this case it's a little on the thin and cloying side.

Taste: very similar to the aroma. A mild malt character is married to a candy-sweet pear and green apple flavor. It's not bad, per se, but it feels a little, I don't know, childish for a tripel.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a great level of carbonation. The creaminess is huge but somewhat ephemeral -- it disappears quickly on the tongue. Still, quite nice.

Overall: this is a pretty simple tripel, but it's not necessarily a bad one. It's just a bit sweet and candy-like to me. (857 characters)

Photo of voteforgoat
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
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. (838 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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. (532 characters)

Photo of jrenihan
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
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. (743 characters)

Photo of GRG1313
3.47/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (1,155 characters)

Photo of ActonBrewer
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
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 (431 characters)

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Oud Beersel Bersalis Tripel from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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