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Scaldis Blond Ale Triple - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

83 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 83
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ElijahCSkuggs on 03-12-2011)
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Reviews by Dope:
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +1%

Corks comes out with an emphatic pop and immediately spills over all over my keyboard and mouse. Awesome.

A: A hazy golden-orange pour. Enormous fluffy head. Top-notch head retention but only the lightest, fluffiest bits of lacing remain on the glass.

S: A really nice crisp and bright aroma. Floral. Grassy with lots of lemon and oranges. Light breadiness. A touch sweet and a touch of yeast.

T: Very bready. Bready right from the start but mixed with grass and some light citrus. Get some spicy belgian yeast in the middle with some cloves. Bananas primarily follow into the finish. Lingering aftertaste is bready, grassy and continuing banana flavor. A bit dry. No indication as to the alcohol.

M: Nice and crisp and medium bodied. Does not feel like a 10.5% brew.

O: A traditional but excellent tripel. Nothing really stands out, it's just well executed. No indication as to the strength at all. I would have said 7-8%. Well balanced and tasty.

01-24-2013 04:01:26 | More by Dope
More User Reviews:
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RoyalT

Ohio

4.55/5  rDev +12.3%

Appearance – This is amazing. The head is like a puffy cloud and looks as if it could just float away. It’s pure white with the softest-looking bubbles I think I’ve ever seen. The beer itself is a light orange diluted with yellow and some enticing floaties.

Smell – The tangerine and yeast are pure harmony. There’s some light cardamom and soft, young pepper corns as well. I’m also getting a leafy character and some light apricots. This is both delicate and forceful at the nose.

Taste – This is a sweeter version of the style which I enjoy. The sugars are all fruits, mainly apricot and grapes. The yeast is powerful and pure and really is what made the beer for me. The hops kick in later but are classically balanced. The finish is slightly hoppy with more fruity sweetness and lingers forever.

Mouthfeel – This is full-bodied with some of the lightest carbonation that I have ever tasted. This beer manages to be huge in the mouth yet soft as a pillow. It floats in between your cheeks. A dancing ballerina elephant is the only thing I can think of here.

Drinkability – This is hands down one of my favorite Tripels of all time. For those looking for a super-hopped version of the style this will disappoint, but if you like the luscious sweetness of fresh Belgian fruits balanced with a stiff, sophisticated hop bite then this is the winning ticket.

11-26-2011 00:20:17 | More by RoyalT
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-24-2014 00:06:50 | More by beerhunter13
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valkyre65

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

12-29-2012 19:17:36 | More by valkyre65
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-03-2013 18:08:24 | More by ste5venla
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

02-23-2013 04:02:42 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

01-08-2013 00:58:47 | More by Hessian257
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev -6.4%

A - fully hazy golden orange, some suspended sediment, tall white head retained as expected
S - musty funky yeast, sour citrus and grainy with some definite booziness
T - big on phenols, somewhat musty and minerally, sour citrus and a healthy booziness round it out
M - big creamy carbonation, relatively light feel, the heat of the booze warms the innards and drys it out on the finish
O - a tasty big treat, the booze is prevalent and not for the faint of heart, but it doesn't detract from the flavours of this triple

12-03-2013 03:00:25 | More by joemcgrath27
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +0.7%

Right in the middle. $8.10/ea at the LCBO for a 750ml caged

A-light golden colour. OOOOdles of carbonation. Pours very hard

S- Light without hint of alcohol. Be careful!!!

M- Creamy good. Yeasty and malt. Will do with a year in the cellar

O- Needs a year in the cellar

Have 4 more to try for the next few years...Looking forward

Food Pairing

This big bold trip goes to a delicious... Roast Turkey

For some reason this beer matched very very very well with a roasted turkey. I was so impressed how good it was. 20min per pound and POW

Enjoy

12-16-2013 01:35:30 | More by DaveBar
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-25-2014 06:53:01 | More by gillagorilla
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nyrblue2

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-16-2012 04:22:47 | More by nyrblue2
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.46/5  rDev +10.1%

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Hooray more triples!! Cork gives with a strong pop, and some smoke too.

Pours incredibly foamy, rocking bright white head with pinhead sized bubbles. While pouring it gets very shampoo like with with large bubbles, and a good amount of retention and staying power for an uneven head. Body color is full of rising carbonation, but a murky yellow brown, and kind of swampy. As murky and dull as it is, it does have some see-thru character. Not bad.

Boy the bouquet on this is great. Huge floral notes, and hints of peach and apple. Potporri roses, dried petals. Very perfumey with, a sense of soap cleanliness character. This bouquet just blossoms on first whiff.

Palate explodes and whaffs with richness. Lively carbonated almost tonic, carrying the floral character in the middle real nicely. Finishes crisp and highly aromatic, with hints of mint like candy. Light bodied with a good mellow sweetness rolling on the tongue, with sugars coming out nicely, almost powdered. Hints at wine and champagne but just enough density of malt to stand out.

Overall, another great classic Tripel, lovely glad I found this.

01-15-2013 01:35:06 | More by smakawhat
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Travisnin

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-25-2012 02:25:33 | More by Travisnin
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metter98

New York

3.94/5  rDev -2.7%

A: The beer is hazy golden yellow in color and has some visible yeast particles floating in suspension. It poured with a two finger high bright white head. The head has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of fruit, yeast and candi sugar are present in the nose.
T: Much like the smell, the overall taste is quite fruity and has notes of Belgian yeast and candi sugar along with some hints of alcohol towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite fruity and seems a little lighter in body compared to other tripels.

01-01-2014 23:50:37 | More by metter98
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jeremyzerbe

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

09-06-2013 20:57:21 | More by jeremyzerbe
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mwilbur

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours an underripe lemon hue with significant carbonation producing a massive 3-4 inch bubbly white head. Carbonation continues to feed the head creating excellent retention.
S: Light citrus (lemon), grass, spices (clove, cinnamon), peach, and a note of fresh belgian yeast. Wafting in and out there is a hint of barnyard funk that adds a pleasant level of complexity to the aroma.
T: Soft lemon, brighter orange citrus, clove, musty barnyard funk, pear, white grape, and fresh and active belgian yeast. Very refreshing taste. A note of vanilla emerges with warming.
M: Initially soft and almost creamy feel (imparted from the head). This quickly turns toward prickly effervescence from the carbonation. Finishes soft and with a bit heavier feel...also a bit dry with hop spiciness. Lingers and matures nicely on the palate. An element of soft sweetness throughout.
D: Due to the strong effervescence, this one drinks like a citrus-infused champagne. Extremely drinkable even with an ABV of 10.5%. Nicely complex and yet easily approachable. An excellent example of style. Seek it out!

3/29/14:
A: Bottle still opens with a loud pop and the appearance remains the same as above. Time has not diminished this one! (4.5)
S: See above...literally has not changed over the past year! (4.5)
T: See above, except the spices are taking a more dominant role (clove, cinnamon, etc). (4.5)
M: Again, see above. (4.5)
D: Wow! This one has not let up over the past year. I'm even more impressed with this one now than even last year. (4.5)

04-30-2013 03:05:13 | More by mwilbur
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cornucopia

Puerto Rico

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-04-2012 18:24:51 | More by cornucopia
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wolf_switzer

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-19-2014 08:02:30 | More by wolf_switzer
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.2%

750ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $9.00

Appearance - Slightly hazy golden yellow colour with a large size fizzy/frothy white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, clove/coriander, apples, honey

Taste & Mouth - There is a high amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains mixed with some apples and some clove/coriander. There is also some banana and some honey. It ends with fruity and boozy aftertaste.

Overall - A good beer that has some nice refreshing fruity flavours but it also packs a punch. Not something that will blow you away, but a good solid triple that is worth trying a few times.

07-17-2013 00:16:02 | More by spinrsx
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-03-2013 01:21:47 | More by RedAleMan
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rdickey

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -6.7%

Appearance: A large fluffy white head caps off a surprisingly pale golden ale. Bubbles stream continuously from the bottom of the glass. Not much lacing to speak of.

Smell: Mostly cloves and black pepper, but as it warms some fruity notes emerge (maybe banana?), as well as a hint of barnyard funk. Pretty traditional, but also pretty enticing.

Taste: More of the same comes through in the mouth, but it expands and gets even more interesting. The fruit notes in particular become more pronounced – pears and grapes come to the fore – but it never gets too sweet. I think this is due to both the hops and the ABV, which while noticeable isn’t overwhelming and seems to cut the sweetness a bit.

Mouthfeel: It’s undeniably a big beer, but the alcohol coexists nicely with the other flavors, and it finishes very crisp.

Drinkability: This is one you’ll want to sip. A lot of. For a long time.

12-29-2012 23:49:39 | More by rdickey
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Blixa

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

10-25-2012 00:54:59 | More by Blixa
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gloryhole

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

06-16-2013 17:35:11 | More by gloryhole
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

12-30-2011 07:25:55 | More by ygtbsm94
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MeisterSmudge

Indiana

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-29-2011 01:26:04 | More by MeisterSmudge
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Scaldis Blond Ale Triple from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
90 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.