Bersalis Kadet
Brouwerij Oud Beersel

Bersalis KadetBersalis Kadet
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3.27 | pDev: 10.7%
Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Bersalis KadetBersalis Kadet
Notes: Session tripel

Bersalis Kadet is a light and refreshing top fermented beer full of flavour. The noble taste of barley malt is crowned with fruity touches and a hoppy character.

Bersalis, bringing life to the brew!

Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops, yeast
Alc.: 4,5% ABV
Colour: golden yellow
Fragrance: aroma with a fruity nose
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 27 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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stevoj from Idaho

2.58/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

First whiff of aroma hints at a witbier, slightly sour. Color is between pils gold and amber, and slightly murky. Thin airy head. Taste of apples, cider, almonds, and slightly sour. I’m imagining a sour ale mixed with a witbier, that’s what this beer tastes like...

Feb 05, 2016
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Svingjo from Canada (BC)

3.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This poured a nice clear golden colour with a single finger width white head that only shrunk a tiny bit. The nose had some grassy hoppiness and some very subtle, and by that meaning I really had to concentrate to get them, floral notes along with a bready yeast smell. A bit more citrus notes come out in the flavour, along with some bready flavours and only a hint of maltiness. The mouthfeel is what I'd call average. Out of all the beers so far this one came closest to your average commercial big brew.

Dec 17, 2014
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Bunman3 from Canada (AB)

3.13/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Nice colour, very subtle flavours. I must admit that this is the first Belgian Pale Ale I have ever sampled, which is another reason why I am really enjoying this year's Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Overall, this is well balanced and extremely quaffable. I will have to explore this style a bit more in the future.

Dec 17, 2014
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Mlkluther from Canada (AB)

2.9/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Day 16 of the BeerAdvent calendar.

Pours clear dark straw with lots of fluffy white head that leaves a little lacing.

Nose is very subtle. I didn't pick up much.

Taste is also subtle. There is the characteristic Belgian yeast flavour of spice, clove, and banana but very mild.

Everything is muted in this beer. It's average.

Dec 17, 2014
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.78/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle, day 16 of the 2014 Craft Beer Advent calendar, and one of the more surprising brews as of yet.

This beer pours a clear, bright pale golden amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, and certainly fizzy bone-white head, which leaves some random sudsy, low-lying cloud lace around the glass as it genially recedes.

It smells of warm, bready pale malt, softly yeasty rising dough, muddled overripe drupe fruit, a touch of mixed clove, white pepper, and otherwise meh spice, and tame earthy, weedy, and slightly grassy hops. The taste is grainy, crackery pale malt, having shed anything caramelized, for the most part, still befuddled earthy spices, yeast that seems to be counting down the hours til either Friday or when vacation kicks off, and still understated weedy, leafy hops.

The bubbles are fully loaded and ready to engage, but with a certain old-world elan, if yaknowwhutimean, the body a sturdy medium weight for the style, and generally smooth, the yeast taking a look, and deciding to get its rocks off elsewhere. It finishes on a strong drying trend, the grainy malt, yeast, and hops playing the diktat, triad, holy trinity - whatever metaphor floats yer boat.

I expected nothing less when I popped this out of the Advent calendar, and considered the plain (for them) style. Oh well, it should at least be interesting, I thought - and it surely is. A cracking, well-rounded pale ale, of the Belgian persuasion - the edginess is worth it, given that it comes from well-bred hop and yeast alike, which is a welcome respite after the travesty of the last (different, but not really) Advent brew of an hour ago.

Dec 16, 2014
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ADZA from Australia

3.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a see through golden hue with beautiful carbonation that leaves a two finger frothy head and heaps of lacing,the smell is belgian bready yeast,fruity spicy hops and floral esters,the mouthfeel is light-medium bodied and has tastes of lemon,bready belgian yeast,spicy herbal hops and finished with a hit of citrus and overall its pretty boring but beats alot of other crap macro swill out there cheers.

Jul 08, 2011
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spicelab from Australia

3.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice sunset orange colour. A noticeable amount of sediment is visible during the pour and makes for a cloudy brew. Bloated massive white head, leaves haphazard lace as it falls at a moderate pace.

Honey, cumquat and floral spice, struggling to be heard above a strong dull grainy kind of lagery undertone.

Taste is almost identical, however the uninspiring sour/bitter cheap lager character takes over.

Carbonation is high and contributes a slightly prickly and generic bitter character that hangs around for a bit longer than you want it to, considering how light and lager-ish it comes across everywhere else.

I've banged on about this three times already - but this seems much more like a Pilsener than an ale, and an average one at that. The signature honey and fruity esters are the only aspects that give this a Belgian Ale character. Either way, as the previous reviewer concluded this is pretty boring stuff.

May 28, 2011
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drabmuh from Maryland

3.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

No date on the bottle, served in a Fantome tulip, its maiden voyage. Beer is yellow and clear with a nice white head that has some retention. Carbonation is moderate and steady, lots of lacing.

Aroma is mildly sweet but really weak.

Beer is thin and a little metallic. It is mildly sweet but the sweetness disappears quickly giving rise to a kind of grainy bitterness. Not too pleasant but not too offputting either. Just a boring average, kind of crappy, ale.

Apr 28, 2011
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RuudJH from Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very decent example of this style of beer.
It's good quality drinking, obviously, compared to the big lager/pilsners out there, but you'd hope it would stick out more than it does, for the price.
Still it's a good brew.

Colour dark golden, with a decent head, and good lacing.

Smell and taste a diverse combination of citric, floral, grassy hops, simple but straightforward, reminding of a good pilsner. Not complex or anything.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Fresh and refreshing carbonation makes this a good sessionbeer.

Oct 21, 2010
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wl0307 from England

2.98/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer was purchased last weekend at UTOBEER, a beer shop in the Borough Market, London; bottle-conditioned, coming in a 330ml slim brown bottle, BB 06/2012, served just mildly chilled (around 10゚C) in Tripel Karmeliet's tulip-shaped stemmed glass. NOTE: the back label describes itself as "Flavour of a tripel, drinkable like a lager" - don't know how to make of this quite funny "mission statement".

A: coming in a dark golden hue with slight haze, plus a lively carbonated body and slowly-retreating off-white frothy head.
S: the green-apple-ly fruitiness and grassy hops make up the main aroma, slightly sweet for the balance due to the simplistic malt presence, and a touch of salty-sweetness lingers in the background. A swirl wakes up strawberry-flavoured bubble-gum notes. Okay, not complex.
T: quite clean upfront, showing powdered-grainy malts and low-level malt sweetness along with very weak presence of apple-ly fruit esters that unfortunately render a bland foretaste, leading gradually to a semi-rough bitter & chewy aftertaste apparently as a result of the hops used. Unlike one's usual Belgian pale ale, there's not much of a lingering impact given by the estery elements, but rather a semi-rough bitterness and sour-ish taste of malts+yeastiness hovers in the end more in line of a very pale English Bitter.
M&D: semi-clean on the palate and the lively fizziness is within a tolerable level, but overall this feather-light bodied ale has neither the flavour of a tripel nor the true drinkability of a dry & crisp German Pilsener. This beer really is not a necessary product made in the name of, or made by, Oud Beersel.

Jul 25, 2010
Bersalis Kadet from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 27 ratings