Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Brewed at Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Abbey Tripel
Beersel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FlacoAlto (3838) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2013
A steady pour into my teku glass produces a fat-three-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a bright, pale amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, gold / copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of sweet grain, a touch of cotton candy, vanilla scented golden raisins, sweet melon notes, and just a candied pale malt character, which means the overall effect of the nose is on the sweet and cloying side of the spectrum. This has notes of sweet corn, DMS, and just too much graininess in general here in the nose.

Definitely sweet, with a grainy, sort of corn like sweetness that lingers on the palate for way too long. Light spicy notes provide an earthiness, some definite clove flavors, a bubble gum like flavor, and a dirty coriander water note. Very little balancing hop bitterness or flavors, in fact hop notes are not really noticeable at all here. The body has a medium fullness to it, there is quite a bit of carbonation, but for whatever reason this doesn’t help too much.

This is not so different from many a Belgian ale, but it is also the type that I really don’t enjoy; sweet, unbalanced, seemingly unrefined (to my tastes), and just cloying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours gold. White head. Nose and taste of yeast, bread, old orange peel and citrus. Medium body. Bottle from TdG 2015 bought from brewery

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (342) - MOns, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2015
Belle robe dorée. Nez qui allie des notes de fűts, presque de lambic..., de griotte, sur un fond d’épices et de houblon. Bouche tout en fruit et en rondeur, pointe d’amertume et d’acidité, longueur moyenne, finale acidulée. Un triple tout en fraîcheur.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2778) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle at Oud Beersel. Clear golden liquid with medium white head. Aroma of white pepper, light bubblegum, grain, bread, pears and spice. Taste is dry and light bitter with notes of spice, pepper, bread and light sugar. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Really nice, dry and elegant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (900) - SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2015
Tap @ Delirium Café, Brussels 14/5-15. Yeasty and phenolic/spicy, also fruity. Body is medium, the finish is dry and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1710) - FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle. Hazy deep golden color with a medium sized foamy white head. Aroma of apricot, grain and yeast. Medium sour taste with some bitterness. Medium body.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (360) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle. Golden with excellent white foam. Aroma: spices, cloves, malt, perfume. Taste: spicy, coriander, Madeira wine, some alko, good ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PlutonowyMan (129) - POLAND - JUN 1, 2015
Kolor jest jasno z?oty i lekko przymglony. Piana bia?a, zbudowana ze ?rednich i du?ych p?cherzyków, do?? szybko opada pozostawiaj?c tylko nieznaczny ?lad na szkle. W aromacie mo?na wyczu? miód, przyprawy ale równie? stajni?, s?odowo??, i ?ywic?. Smak jest kopi? zapachu, mamy tu troch? miodu, belgijsk? zio?owo??, ponownie stajni?, jest te? kiszonka. W Bersalis goryczka jest niezbyt wysoka, troch? zio?owa, z czasem jakby "odalkoholowa". Wysycenie ?rednie w kierunku do wysokiego, w tym przypadku jak dla mnie odpowiednie. Alkohol dobrze ukryty, ujawnia swoj? obecno?? dopiero po ogrzaniu. Browar Oud Beersel uwarzy? piwo w smaku do?? pe?ne i tresciwe, ale nie ci??kie. Polecam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (1664) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2015
Tap @ Delirium Café, Brussels 150514. Fruity and yeasty, spicy and estery, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and yeasty with estery notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (2397) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
330ml bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours hazy gold with white head. An ok tripel character, light yeast and fruit esters but a little staid and lacking the sparkle of its peers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
markextrae (2041) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2015
shared sample with a friend at ZBF 15, after the (incredible) bersalis tripel oak aged. i had to try the base beer. poured a clearer blonde colour with a white head, notes of malts, citrus, cut grass, some stone fruits, peach, yeast, juicy, bit of a burned caramel, wheat, nowhere near the oak aged. doesn’t even taste like it.

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