Oud Beersel Bersalis Tripel Oak Aged

Brewed by Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Beersel, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Berslais Tripel aged 16 months in Chateauneuf du pape red wine barrels alongside lambic barrels which resulted in a spontaneous fermentation of the beer. 75 cl 10.5%

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Ascelja (1892) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 8, 2018
Tap. Almost clear, gold, medium white head. Wild funky aroma with some nuts, berries, honey, leather. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly tart, greatly balanced. Fruity, berries, leather, nuts, especially walnuts, light funky tones, flowers, honey. Medium to fuller body, moderately carbonated.
Nice aged character, rich, wild, great :)

Rotin (1894) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 5, 2018
Draught at BeerGeek Bar. Almost clear, gold colored. AROMA- funky, touch of leather, light alcohol tones. FLAVOR- slightly sweet, lightly sour, smooth, aged character, smooth alcohol presence, a bit funky, vinous. Medium bodied.
Nice one.

Alengrin (5891) - BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2017
Like the Bersalis Kadet Oak Aged, a special luxury edition of a straightforward Bersalis ale (brewed at Huyghe originally to fund the resurrection of the Oud Beersel lambic brewery) that has undergone the "lambic treatment", in that it has been put in red wine barrels which were exposed to lambic inoculation, resulting in a sour ale. From a 75 cl bottle with cork and hangtag. Egg-white, sticky, moussy, slowly dissipating head over a misty peach blonde beer with warm pale orange hue. Aroma of overripe gooseberries, old cheese, stale sweat, lemon rind, spoiling orange juice, white bread, fermenting apple, stewing rhubarb - beautiful sour ale scents, in general, impregnated with heavy lambic features though perhaps not as extremely so as in Bersalis Kadet Oak Aged. Very juicily estery-fruity onset, lots of ripe gooseberry, crabapple, pineapple and yellow plums, sweetish but drenched in a nice, mellow but thorough tartness. Medium carbonation, fluffy and bit soapy mouthfeel, very bready maltiness in the middle with the breadiness enhanced by yeast effects; the basic malt sweetness of the original beer is well-preserved and provides a lovely rounded body, but at the same time is dried by the persisting, deeply penetrating lambic-y tartness. Some wet wood in the finish as expected, crisp sour lemon rind and unripe stonefruit notes, a soft 'bed' of late and deeply buried hoppy earthiness and a charming afterglow of warming, wodka-ish alcohol, yet no astringency whatsoever and the tart fruit flavours lingering for a long time, enhanced by the grape effects from the wine barrels. I remember disliking the regular Bersalis Tripel as being another harsh and unrefined, bit 'chemical' feeling Huyghe tripel and I have no idea if it has in any way improved (or revised) in the twelve years since I first had it, but this is a very different story: this is a truly stunning sour ale, everything sits perfectly in balance, sourness, sweetness, woody tannins - all cast in a soft, bready, 'fluffy' and smoothly drinking mould. Delicious, even more so than the Bersalis Kadet Oak Aged I enjoyed last week and another great proof of how applying lambic biologics is a marvellous way of turning a very mediocre beer into something of great class...

Mesjasz (1726) - Lodz, POLAND - SEP 29, 2017
Butelka na panelu degustacyjnym. W fajna strone poszlo to piwo, jest funk, lekko kwasne, owocowe, lekkie drewno i taniny. Przyjemne.

Erzengel (9759) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2017
Smooth woody great sourish beginning. Intense woods, fruity funky, fresh wood. Tart sourness with not too much depth. Sour funky woody aftertaste.

Koelschtrinker (22074) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 3, 2017
Säuerlicher, spritzig hefiger Antrunk. Sehr trockener Mittelteil, alkoholisch herb. Die Säure bleibt angenehm, geringfügig holzig, weich. Langer fruchtig säuerlicher Nachhall. Gut. 10/10/10/11/10/10

Beerhunter111 (23265) - Beerland, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle shared with Koelschtrinker. Leicht trübes goldgelbes Bier mit einer mittelgroßen weißen schaumkrone. Geruch ist leicht säuerlich fruchtig, holzig, Trauben. Geschmack ist leicht säuerlich, Trauben, kräftig malzig, holzig, hohe Karbonisation.

johndoughty (5600) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2017
Bottle. I don’t usually like sour ales but this is the exception. Golden and clear with virtually no head. Pleasant welcoming aroma.Full bodied and not so sour as to be overpowering. Glad I tried it. First from this brewery.

tom10101 (6297) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2017
Bottle (750 ml) at home, split 3-ways. Hazy bright pale orangey-golden with a medium white head, good retention, leaving heavy lacing. Aroma is lemony forward with red wine notes, bright fruitiness, leathery brettanomyces, mild oak spiciness and herbal notes. Taste is bright and lemony with red wine notes, fruitiness aplenty, leather brettanomyces, oak spiciness and a touch of alcohol. Medium body. Bright carbonation. Lemony finish, dry. Wow, that has to be the most drinkable Tripel I have ever encountered. The lemony character and the lovely fruitiness makes this beer bright. The red wine and oak barrel add complexity. The dry character from the brettanomyces makes it really quenching. Amazing beer from Oud Beersel!

melush (4961) - SPAIN - MAR 31, 2017
75cl Bottle @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. Hazy golden colour with white head. Aroma is sour, sweet, yeast, fruits. Taste is sour, tart, fruits, citrus, some oak. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden.

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