Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Brewed at Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Abbey Tripel
Beersel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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 (3810) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mile (3039) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Golden, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty – some wheat and sweetish aroma, some caramel and sugar, light fruitiness with light spiciness (coriander). Body is medium, malty – some wheat and sugary sweetish flavor, some caramel and light fruitiness with light spiciness and alcohol. Finish is average, malty – some wheat and sweetish, some caramel and light fruitiness with light spiciness, some alcohol. Sugary sweetish tripel – lacks character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
erickok (3702) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 6, 2014
Clean golden body and stable head. White sugar water, alcohol, poor. Chemical ending, alcohol galore, tasteless. Very bad stuff, mass produced pretence. (On tap at Délirium Cafe Brussel)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DwarfeD (1053) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2014
Draught at Café Delirium Amsterdam. Clear orange with a medium to full white head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Pretty sweet with some bitter tones. Peach, apple, wheat, candy sugar and herbs. A quite ok somewhat (too) sweet tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeoHippie2 (1043) - 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 (206) - - 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 (640) - 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 (368) - 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 (202) - 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 (42) - 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 (1246) - 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

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