The Craft BeerAdvent 2014 Calendar Day #16 – Oud Beersel Bersalis Kadet (Belgium)

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The Craft BeerAdvent Calendar 2014 Day #16

Oud Beersel Bersalis Kadet – Oud Beersel Brouwerij, 4.5% ABV – 330ml., (Belgium)

Bronze: Australian International Beer Awards 2012

-What is the style “Belgian Ale”? Ratebeer says:

Belgian-style ales seldom fit neatly into classic beer styles, but this category represents those ales under approximately 7% abv that do not fit other categories. Colour ranges from golden to deep amber, with the occasional example coming in darker. Body tends to be light to medium, with a wide range of hop and malt levels. Yeastiness and acidity may also be present.

  • Style: Belgian Ale
  • Taste: Fizzy crisp light sweet to dry barley malt soft bitter hops
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no

Visual: Pours clear orangish brown with a small head, 1mm foamy retention, lots of clusters of fast streams.

Nose: sweet lager barley malt, honey-chamomile-citrus hints. (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: crisp-creamy, fizzy-tingly

Mid-palate: soda fizziness, (lvl-3)-sweetness, (MAIN) lemon-orange tangy, barley malt

Finish: burpy, very dry grainy barley malt, soft bitter hops

Summary: Lots of bubbliness to sustain the texture, quite basic barley malt from low-sweet to hoppy dry. Can’t say there’s a whole lot of depth to it.