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Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Brewed at Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Belgian Ale
Beersel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrWally (50) - - OCT 23, 2013
Tastes like a triple, drinks like a Pils, the advertisement said. I follow with regards to some aspects of the taste, but the palate lacks volume compared to a good triple.


2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hanoi (709) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle. Bought without realising it was from the dead hand of Huyghe. Nose is yeast, honey, peach, melon, straw. Very appealing. Taste is overbearingly metallic, dry, yeast, hint of lemon, touch of melon coming through, slight straw, bitter slightly sour metallic finish. Good quality, lower strength beers, are hard to do and a delight when correct. This is a mess, the metallic note dominates leaving little left to savor, i hoped I have a bad bottle, but I suspect not.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sulawang (832) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2016
Visual: Pours clear orangish brown with a small head, 1mm foamy retention, lots of clusters of fast streams. Nose: sweet lager barley malt, honey-chamomile-citrus hints. (lvl-6)-pungency Attack: crisp-creamy, fizzy-tingly Mid-palate: soda fizziness, (lvl-3)-sweetness, (MAIN) lemon-orange tangy, barley malt Finish: burpy, very dry grainy barley malt, soft bitter hops Summary: Lots of bubbliness to sustain the texture, quite basic barley malt from low-sweet to hoppy dry. Can’t say there’s a whole lot of depth to it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3861) - BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2015
Lighter version of Bersalis Tripel, around since 2009 and apparently named after a former De Neve beer. Strange I haven’t had this before, must have confused it with the Tripel in the past six years... Anyway, bottle from a Delhaize supermarket, with the specification ’session tripel’ on the label - which means as much as ’ordinary Belgian blonde’. Cobweb-lacing, egg-white, medium thick, stable head over a hazy peach hued golden beer. Aroma of strong (not to say extreme), soapy coriander seed, gingerbread, cloves, sweet gale, warm apple cake, banana, some iron but far less obtrusive than I had feared considering the fact this is made at Huyghe, dry breakfast cereals, honey, grass. Fruity onset but not too estery, sweetish and sourish with impressions of red apple peel, Conférence pear, gooseberry and some faint banana, fairly strong (over-)carbonation, minerally and souring a bit further, light malt backbone, cereal-like with just a hint of ’breadiness’, metallic effect on top of it (yes, this is clearly Huyghe), all overshadowed by bittersweet spices, clear resiny coriander in a dosis way too high for my personal liking, ending a little bit yeasty (but not ’starchy’) with bittering grassy hops (insufficiently) trying to counter the coriander effect. I have to admit it: I do not particularly like the Tripel version and the name of Huyghe makes me highly suspicious in view of the dozens of disappointing experiences I had with them throughout the fifteen-odd years I’ve been keeping track of the beers I savoured, but generally speaking, this is less bad than expected; it has more hop bitterness than I thought, but at the same time it is so deeply drenched in coriander seed that it classifies as ’coriander soup’ - a deScription I regret to use once more. In summary: clearly overcoriandered, bit thin, bit metallic Belgian blonde ale. I commercially understand the purpose of Bersalis Tripel in trying to appeal to a larger audience just as a means of funding the real important thing here (the Oud Beersel lambics) but then why did these guys come up with this? A notable fact is that the earlier ratings here do not seem to make any mention of coriander, whereas the more recent ones do - leading me to assume this ’coriander effect’ is a more recent addition, probably coinciding with the addition of the meaningless ’session tripel’ designation...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bulldogops (1671) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
Rating #1397 18.12.2014 330mL Bottle #16 from the Craft BeerAdvent Calendar. Mildly hazy, golden yellow pour with a bubbly white head that dissipates slowly. Aroma is yeast, coriander, and cloves. Taste is mildly sweet, herbal. Light bodied, really lacking any character that is expansive - like a session belgian blonde.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14958) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle split at home, 21/11/15. Clear golden with a well appointed white covering. Nose is airy malt, light bread, citric peel, lemon rind, caramel, yeast esters. Taste comprises sweet notes, floral tones, light funk, bready, lemon drizzle,light candied fruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent easy drinking number.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eManu (516) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2015
From a 33cl bottle, pours a light hazy pale amber, with a nice creamy head that did stay for some time, leaving some lacing. Aromas are light, of malts and yeast. Flavors are also light, malts, yeast, egg white, vanilla, spices and herbs. Nice and easy beer, between a pils and an ale. The finish is more flavorful and slightly more bitter, so with a taste evolution to the end.. Light body and refreshing, could drink a few of these. Would be really nice on a hot day. Very nice.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
guzgorog (578) - FRANCE - SEP 18, 2015
Blonde bien mousseuse. Nez léger sur les houblons herbeux, la levure, un poil de brett. Bouche légère également sur les houblons, pomme verte. Légèrement acide et astringente, corps trop léger. Ce concept de triple légère n’est pas très réussi ...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (12963) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2015
Sampled @ Gents Bierfestival 2015 Trübes goldenes Bier mit einer ordentlichen weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch süß malzig, Obst. Geschmack süß malzig, Honig, Heu, Obst.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
susonagger (134) - spain, - JUL 7, 2015
Bersalis Kadet es una cerveza de alta fermentación, ligera y refrescante con un sabor intenso. Él sabor noble de la malta de cebada es ‘coronado’ por notas frutales, dándole una personalidad de lúpulo. Ingredientes: agua, malta de trigo, saltos, levadura Alc.: 4.5 % ABV Color: oro amarillo Fragrancia: aroma de lúpulo con un toque afrutado en la nariz.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
witthatsbier (454) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2015
33cl bottle from World foods Giffnock pours a light hazy golden colour with a thin white head Aroma is sweet grain and little else Taste is sweet with bit of spice and a short sweetish finish the beer is very thin nothing great but it helped to resurrect Oud beersel and thats worth buying it for


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