Oud Beersel Bersalis Tripel | Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Belgium
oudbeersel.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by paterlodie on 01-24-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
114
Reviews:
56
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.66%
 
 
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3
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21
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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a clear amber with a nice head. Some fruit and malt in the nose. The mouth gets a smooth enjoyable feeling that tastes pleasantly malty but not overly sweet. Yum!

Note: this bottle was in storage for a year or two.

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Photo of jrfehon33
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 54V4G3
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear golden with medium head. Aroma is of vanilla, sugar and some faint booze. Perhaps surprisingly it doesn't taste all that sweet for a Tripel. Smooth mouthfeel with medium carbonation. A fairly nice Tripel.

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Photo of MattMorin
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnTurano
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sour, but too much so.
So, I could have this again.

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Photo of spycow
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 750 ml bottle in a snifter. This nice tripel pours a bright golden with a nice head of white foam that settles to a thick ring, thick layer, and very nice lacing. Nose of strong phenol laden yeast with banana, pears, apples, moderate herbal notes, and mild candy sugars. Flavors exceed the nose with nice warming candy malts on the front that race into the middle and sides of the palate with pears and apples and then fading off into the back with light banana and coriander notes with nice warming booze. Nice mouth feel, medium carbonation, and a warming finish.

Deserves a better rating.

Happy to have had the opportunity to have tried this one. Purchased from Weiland's market in Columbus.

Cheers

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avalon07
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a deep copper color and clear texture. There was a half inch of foamy head that lasted a good amount of time. Pretty good lacing.

S: A strong, almost pungent aroma of Belgian yeast, light fruit, and malt.

T: Tasted of apples, pears, candi sugar, malt, Belgian yeast, some booze, a phenolic presence, and light spices (coriander). Not quite as complex a flavor as some tripels, but still interesting. A sweet, fruity mix of tastes.

F: A highly carbonated beer with a somewhat creamy finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, Bersalis is just fine, but you'd have to bypass a lot of other great tripels to get to it.

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Photo of Zach_Nolan
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The label says: "Best Before: 06:37 L19_ 14099" so yeah...I'll have to check my Klingon calendar.

Appearance: Hazy dark copper body with a thick fluffy white head that fades out to a short cap. Spotty lacing and decent head retention.

Aroma: Alcohol aroma with some sweet coriander aroma.

Taste: It has a bit of a tangy flavor up front followed by a light flowery and herbal taste. It finishes clean on the palate with a light lingering coriander flavor.

Mouthfeel: It is very easy to enjoy this beer, as the 9.5% ABV does not show in the flavor. The body is light and airy with just a bit of a tangy edge to cut on the faint sweetness the beer provides. The finish is medium off-dry.

Overall: I thought it was a very enjoyable Tripel. It was very light and airy and not overly sweet. I felt it could be drier in the mouthfeel but otherwise it was very nice.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of YvesB
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jow
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.32/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Boise Co-op. Nice pour, with huge fluffy head, cloudy golden body. Earthy, musty aroma, bready, medium weight. Taste is more of the same aroma characteristics, mild spicy bite. Not one of the best Belgian tripels, but body is right on, a flaw I've found with a lot of American tripels.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, best before 5/2017. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Great dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, apricot, melon, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, honey, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, apricot, melon, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, honey, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal/peppery yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, apricot, melon, pear, apple, grape, pepper, honey, cracker, biscuit, and herbal/floral/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from carbonation and yeast spiciness as well. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and lightly grainy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Tripel style. All around great complexity, robustness ,and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of imbibehour
4.62/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip style glass.

Deep and clear but a bit opaque body of great peach orange and lemon to tan edges. Excellent middle column of carbonation rising in the middle as well. Good forming classic rocky bright white head. Frothy three fingers, with classic pinhead white carbonation. Settles slowly and elevates down easily with no lacing or cling, excellent side carbonation repopulating the head along the edges. Classic looking tripel..

Is this a gueuze? What is that great sharp aroma! Slight hints of funk and excellent melon and lemon flavors. Great amounts of sweet lemon drop candy and floral zest. Sharp aroma, cutting with sweet mint and big yeast dryness. This is a real unique tripel, I love this hot gueuze and classic tripel aromas quality this is a friggin winner right here.

Sharpness doesn't let up on the palate, giving to unique beersel qualities and tripel large punches. Champagne and big bone dry qualities, with excellent playful carbonation. Muted sweetness with more of the classic hot and mild funk sharp qualities in the mid palate. Sharpness is just aching to go metallic but luckily doesn't. Good sensing booze but tolerable, and moderate sweetness with a hint of orange and mild sugars. Almost peppery as well.

This felt like a real special beer, but managed to get a little more simple in the palate than what was expressed before hand, but still has a lot of subtle complexity. Excellent tripel.

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Photo of HippieDave56
4.11/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nocavity
4.74/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Love it

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Photo of polloenfuego
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Oud Beersel Bersalis Tripel from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
3.66 out of 5 based on 114 ratings.
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