Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Brewed at Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Abbey Tripel
Beersel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 266   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 (3800) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeoHippie2 (993) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Hazy golden pour with a white head and tons of sediment. Aromas is slightly funky yeast with notes of cloves and banana. Flavor is sweet malts upfront with the spice coming through in the finish. Had to pour out the last little bit from my glass because it was almost chunky with yeast/sediment. Decent brew could have been cleaned up a bit but still not bad

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (177) - - SEP 6, 2014
Pours a clear golden body with a giant head. Hoppy and a little funky aroma. Rich taste but it is a little rough in the edges. The alcohol is not as subtle as you would like.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
corkyrory66 (575) - BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2014
Bière triple de 9,5 % abv. Le brasseur parle d’un « authentic belgian character », mais nous allons vérifier qu’il n’en est absolument rien. Quant à la médaille d’argent arborée sur l’étiquette, elle a été remportée en Australie !! et donc aucune garantie ne peut en résulter … Couleur doré foncé brillant assez étrange. Clarté nette. Bulles moyennes partout. Mousse d’un blanc un rien cassé, bien crémeuse, épaisse, qui tient à 12 mm. Arômes d’un houblon bas de gamme, malt légèrement grillé, pomme de terre crue, pointe de cuberdon... 1ère bouche soyeuse sur du malt et houblon, pointe de violette en fin de bouche. Arrière-bouche fleurie et maltée, mais l’ensemble est un peu bizarre. 2ème nez assez irrégulier. 2ème bouche comme un peu mêlée de lambic. Cette bière est donc une « zinneke » comme on dit à Bruxelles, c’est-à-dire une bâtarde... 3ème nez à l’odeur de cire et de graisse de porc, le fameux saindoux. 3ème bouche à la limite du désagréable, en tous les cas déséquilibrée, et hors sujet pour une triple. La longueur donne des odeurs désagréables, et des saveurs non adaptées entre elles. L’alcool est inutile, il n’a rien à soutenir !! La finale est banale (ça rime...) CONCLUSION : une bière complètement à côté de son thème, la triple, et d’ailleurs elle n’est même pas refermentée, ce qui l’exclut d’office pour moi. A la limite, en tant que spéciale, elle aurait un petit intérêt... De plus, le brasseur ne la réalise même pas lui-même … Donc sans regret pour la cote...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (282) - LATVIA - AUG 29, 2014
Dark amber with medium white cap. Sweet in the tongue middle and a bit bitter towards its root. Some smoked notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tania_nexust (149) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle from Kris Wines. Aromas of spice and fruit notes, some earthiness. Spice & alcohol warmth with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wixie (21) - BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2014
Clear gold with a nice, white head. Sweet aroma, with a hint of sour. Very rich, slightly metallic taste: mixture of sweet and sour. Average carbonation, long aftertaste. A nice beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 3, 2014
De beste tripel dat ik ooit geprobeerd heb en een absolute aanrader! Zalig van smaak. Voor mij is er geen betere tripel op de markt

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (1740) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
Just another Belgian tripel, but remarkable as it was launched to support the re-start of the Oud Beersel lambic brewery. Sweetish and lightly wheaty tripel, some wheaty sourishness, fruity nose with hints of apple and peach but sadly some phenols as well with a slightly ’chemical’ effect, finishing insufficiently hoppy and therefore too neutral to my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjik83 (138) - - JUL 15, 2014
33cl flesje via Être Gourmet Alcoholpercentage van 9,5% Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas Uiterlijk: goudgele kleur met dikke witte schuimkraag die niet wegzakt Aroma en smaak: gistig, flink bitter, licht fruitig Conclusie: stevig biertje, te lage waardering hier. Iets te straf voor mijn smaak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vickey9 (472) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Hazy yellow with a rich white cap, Cloves and banana nose. Malt. Body is medium, texture thick, carbon medium. Taste is sweet. Palate is dominated by malts, candy sugar, yeasts and honey. Finish s bitter. B@H

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