Bersalis Kadet | Brouwerij Oud Beersel

Bersalis KadetBersalis Kadet
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Bersalis KadetBersalis Kadet

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by wl0307 on 07-25-2010

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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Oidmoe
3.02/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.91/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
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...

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.13/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Anderbrau_IPA
3.72/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Derek
2.67/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cam477
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Svingjo
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.

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Photo of Tivlavrie
3.77/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunman3
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.

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Photo of Mlkluther
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.

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Photo of biboergosum
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.

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Photo of Sathanas
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Corson
2.9/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of vfgccp
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of tom10101
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Sirre
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of desint
3.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of WynnO
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of ADZA
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.

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Photo of spicelab
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.

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Photo of drabmuh
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.

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Beer rating: 3.27 out of 5 with 27 ratings
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