Oud Beersel Bersalis Tripel
Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Ranked #231
Ranked #24,101
3.69 | pDev: 13.01%
Feb 26, 2022
Jan 24, 2006
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3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 26, 2022
4.05 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Jan 17, 2022
3.98 by eric5bellies from Australia on May 30, 2021
3.75 by samEBC from Belgium on Nov 04, 2020
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4.07/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by JonnoWillsteed from England

L- Mid to darker amber, clear (minor sediment left at bottle) pours with 5mm white head (ps 15mins later, holds very well).
S- Significantly less smell than anticipated, just a minor sharp/dry/woody note, vague enought that I can't describe it more specifically.
T- I'd now call it piquant rather than sharp, a bright spicy edge. I get timber, depth then the 9.5% makes it's presence briefly apparent by brushing my palate. Like seeing an oceanic shark on a dive, it crosses your horizon, makes you fully aware of it's presence and then silently glides off from view, though you know it's still lurking out there...
F- It's not THAT deep (as in dark/heavy) but it's really quite intense. Put it like this I wouldn't aim to review another beer after drinking this one as my palate will need time to reset to fresh.
O- A very interesting beer, intriguing that a 9.5% can be this bright and engaging.
Bought from BeersOfEurope UK 330ml BB: 26/06/2022 - not cheap though £3.33!
Conclusion: I think this is a pretty fantastic beer, that said I wouldn't wish to try and drink more than one of them at a sitting.

Jul 19, 2020
4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland on May 14, 2020
3.98 by hopley from Massachusetts on Nov 14, 2019
3.75 by MTKATL from Georgia on Oct 07, 2019
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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by VABA from Virginia

A-Pours a hazy amber color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has slight fruit and spice hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a slight fruit and spice flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A good Belgian Tripel

Oct 06, 2019
4.25 by Epiktetos from Czech Republic on Dec 29, 2018
3.75 by paulish from New York on Jul 18, 2018
3.25 by BdM from Netherlands on Apr 11, 2018
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Honey colored body with a foamy head. Smells a bit like candy, chalky sweet. Candi sugar, some fruit skin, tangy and semi drying. This one is missing depth and spicy earthy notes in my opinion.

Mar 19, 2018
3.69 by Quafftastic from Virginia on Mar 10, 2018
3.66 by kbrown from Ohio on Feb 02, 2018
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3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by PatrickCT from Connecticut

Not the best tripel but not the worst, especially for the money.
Golden honey body with a good amount of hazy. Head for days.
The aroma and the taste are equally sweet, dominating the malt. Lots of fruit with the yeast and lacking some of the spiciness. More banana shows up in the taste along with some ripe pear.
The body is medium plus with higher carbonation.

Jan 17, 2018
3.5 by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands on Nov 19, 2017
3.6 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Oct 16, 2017
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3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

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.

Aug 17, 2017
3.94 by jrfehon33 from Pennsylvania on Mar 25, 2017
3.66 by 54V4G3 from Belgium on Mar 06, 2017
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3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

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.

Dec 14, 2016
4 by MattMorin from Illinois on Oct 21, 2016
4.13 by JohnTurano from Florida on Sep 18, 2016
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3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Beginner2 from Illinois

This proves it often is good to have a beer a second time if you didn't like it the first time from several years ago.
My first notes totally missed what is good about this tripel. I really slammed Bersalis because the alcohol was in my face (it still is, although seemingly less so as I don't let some things bother me as I age ! ) Anyhow, I neglected to note that Beersel's yeast does its job really well: it works on the malts to produce lots of fruits, mostly late summer but some dried dark ones also... even a banana in there. They actually develop more in the initial attack, but by mid-palate the alcohol comes in to steal the show. (I find this a common problem in the style.)

But OA, I find Bersalis' Tripel to be an uncommon beer... better than its "Good" average rating.

Jul 11, 2016
3.77 by spycow from Illinois on Jul 03, 2016
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4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

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.


Jul 01, 2016
3.75 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Jun 15, 2016
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3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by avalon07 from South Carolina

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.

Jun 11, 2016
3.88 by Zach_Nolan from North Carolina on May 22, 2016
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3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by teromous from Virginia

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.

Apr 26, 2016
3.6 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Mar 25, 2016
3.5 by YvesB from Belgium on Feb 25, 2016
3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Feb 20, 2016
4 by Jow from Belgium on Feb 18, 2016
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3.32/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by stevoj from Idaho

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.

Feb 01, 2016
3.82 by dcmchew from Romania on Jan 09, 2016
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4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by superspak from North Carolina

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.

Dec 25, 2015
3.54 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden on Dec 18, 2015
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4.62/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Smakawhat from Maryland

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.

Sep 30, 2015
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