Oud Beersel Bersalis Tripel Oak Aged | Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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4.06/5
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14 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Belgium
oudbeersel.com

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

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#11,733
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
14
pDev:
6.16%
 
 
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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 10/1/2021. Pours lightly hazy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart/sour lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel/zest, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, toasted oak, peppercorn, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wet wood, leather, musty funk, wheat, cracker, white bread, light vanilla/white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, wine/oak barrels, and pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/sour lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel/zest, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, toasted oak, peppercorn, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wet wood, leather, musty funk, wheat, cracker, white bread, light vanilla/white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate lactic tartness, Brett/wine tang, and yeast/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/sour lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel/zest, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, toasted oak, peppercorn, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wet wood, leather, musty funk, wheat, cracker, white bread, light vanilla/white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, wine/oak barrels, and pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tang/tartness, and yeast/oak spiciness balance; with no puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering tang/tartness, yeast/oak spiciness, and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and fairly crisp/acidic/tangy/tannic mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal warming alcohol for 10.5%. Overall this is a fantastic sour/wild tripel style! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, wine/oak barrels, and pale/wheat malt flavors; dangerously smooth and fairly crisp to drink for the big ABV, with the modestly acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish. Not overly lactic. Amazingly well rounded classic barnyard Brett/Bacteria, and Belgian yeast complexity; with great wine/oak barrel presence, and pale/wheat malts against acidity. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing hybrid style example. Outstanding blend of Tripel and lambic characteristics.

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Photo of opieo
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not quite a triple as the standard triple flavors get lost. More sour on the front and fruity on the finish. Complex flavors that open up as the brew warms. Hold in your mouth and let the flavors unfold. My main take away is how clean and refreshing the brew goes down. Oak finish is subtle.

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Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaximalC
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of groleau
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopBelT
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wordemupg
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 2/7/16

A slight haze in a golden yellow body, plenty of bubbles trying to form a tornado, two fingers of foam hangs around for a few sips leaving a few random patches

S dried apricots, over ripe pineapple, bruised pear, lemon, heaps of bretty funk that I wasn't expecting, cheesy sock, wet wood, wet hay, cherries and strawberries seem out of place but work, wet leaves, vanilla and peppery spice, so much going on in this one its hard to grasp

T some green apple and faint vinegar, even more wood then the nose, less fruit then the nose, still great but lacking some of the complexity and intensity the nose had going for it

M leaning towards heavy, fluffs up, a mild sour pucker, slick on the palate, funky lemon linger

O not at all what I was expecting but interesting at all points, has a lambic thing going for it with some triple qualities in the background, did I ever mention the 10.5%? its almost undetectable at any point, well done

A very pleasant surprise, different for sure and far from what you'd expect from a barrel aged triple but awesome at every turn. I gotta give my wife some props for the surprise gift for our 10year anniversary, I'm pretty sure she had some help picking it out.

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Photo of acurtis
3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattsander
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmat10
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexFields
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml, caged and corked bottle - no indication of the oak used herein.

This beer pours a hazy, medium tarnished golden yellow colour, with one chubby finger of weakly puffy, frothy, and mildly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some chunky melting iceberg lace around the glass as things slowly sink away.

It smells of a sharp wooden mustiness, oxidized white wine, tart lemon and cherry fruit, a softly cheesy funk, underripe honeydew melon, grainy, lightly crackery pale malt, and tame leafy, weedy hop bitters. The taste is semi-sweet, fruity and bready malt, tart lemon juice, a reduced earthy funkiness, grainy wood, evolving vanilla and caramel, more pleasant melon rind esters, a wet hay and musty leaf-pile bitterness, and just a teensy suggestion of the alcohol bomb building inside this thing.

The bubbles are quite thorough in their back and forth, frothy and fizzy nature, the body a decent middleweight, and way more smooth than I might have initially imagined, with a none-too-shy creaminess arising in concert with the attendant temperature. It finishes on the sweet side, as the extracted wine (I'm guessing) barrel notes do well to bolster the inherent malt, while the tart fruit and funk dash off to do whatever it is they do - perhaps initiating an APB for the supposed ABV?

Well, look at that - a barrel treatment of an already big beer that doesn't detract from the original, but actually makes it better? I'm presuming that the base Tripel is a standard one, and thus stricken by my usual gripes, so here, the overburdening malt and yeast are both well-sublimated by the guest wood's integrative gravitas. Yeah, this is the kind of brew that makes me write shit like that, it's that good.

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Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 14 ratings