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Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Brewed at Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Abbey Tripel
Beersel, Belgium

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
To relaunch the brewing (at Oud Beersel lambic brewery)


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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FlacoAlto (4100) - 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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (8356) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Big head and carbonation in this one. Fruity and yeasty, with a bit of sharpness to it, and a little more musty/dusty than I care for. One timer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (3287) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2016
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nearbeer (4472) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 14, 2016
330 ml. Mostly clear amber with a sticky cobweb of foam on top. Nose is earthy honey with the beeswax, menthol, lemongrass and toasted maize. Tastes of mild tea with lemon and a touch of honey, booze, and toasted maize. Light medium body has low-medium carbonation and a nice balance. Seems like a Lithuanian style Tripel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3967) - Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2015 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RW80 (1645) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2015
33cl bottle, pours a pale amber body with a white head. Not so great retention. Aroma: light malts and vanilla. Taste: moderate sweet , malts, vanilla, and spices and boozy alcohol, grainy finish. Average body , average carbonation. . A bozy triple.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2015
Klar lys gyllen farve med lyst kremet skum. Lukt av karamell, honning, malt og banan. Smak av karamell, honning, malt, banan og krydder. Søt avslutning. Vinmonopolet.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (6112) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2015
330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 9.5%. Golden colour, nearly clear. Huge white head. Aroma of stale jam, Belgian ale yeast and mild spices. Fairly sweet and mildly spicy flavour. Nice enough to drink, but cannot compete with the best tripels like Westmalle and Karmeliet.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
eManu (516) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2015
From a 33cl bottle, pours a pale amber body with a white head that did not stay long. Aroma of light malts and vanilla. Flavors again of malts, vanilla, and spices. Alcohol is very present and persistent in the taste. Very sweet from the alcohol, a bit too much for me. This ale is not very well balanced, to strong sweetness from the alcohol. The finish is granny and candy like.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (5563) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2015
Flaske 330ml fra Vinmonopolet Tromsø Sentrum. Drukket i Skibotn 25 Sep 15. Lys gyldenbrun. Lavt kritthvitt skum som raskt blir til film. Svakt uklar. Søt & god alkoholaroma. Smaken litt mandler. Litt syrlig etter hvert. Tørr avslutning.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tandembrauer (886) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2015
On tap at What’s Brewing Beer Festival 2015, Stavanger. Pours clear light amber. Aroma of bubble gum, fruits, some caramel. Some sweetness, but still well balanced.


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