Friday, July 20, 2007

Belgian Beer no.154: Bersalis

The Brasserie Oud Beersel, started brewing in 2005 the Bersalis (which is the old Latin name for the town of Beersel).
Bersalis is a triple blond beer, 9.5%, and very much a traditional old style gueze. There is apparently a special glass as well, but the restaurant didn't have it.
There is a whole story behind the label, the woman on the label (hint: temptation, sin and pleasure) but you can read all this information on the Brasserie Oud Beersel website.


Steven said...

Bersalis is a triple blonde indeed, but in no way a traditional old style gueuze. This top fermented beer is brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe in Melle for Oud Beersel in order to restart (and finance) the production of Oude Geuze and Oude Kriek.


Patrick Rue said...

Oud Beersel was definitely a favorite gueuze of mine, can't wait until they start up again. I still see the remaining beers around from time to time. I think the remaining stock was bought by 3 Fonteinen?

Great blog, Andreea! I hope you'll review my beers sometime!


Steven said...

The new Oud Beersel Oude Geuze and Oude Kriek is allready available !!!

Andreea said...

steven, not sure where i can get these beers :)

Steven said...

If you have te time, you can go to the brewery itself: they are open every Saturday from 9 AM untill 2 PM.