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Scaldis Blond Ale Triple - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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90
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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.4%
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 rdickey:
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rdickey

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 23:49:39 | More by rdickey
More User Reviews:
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wolf_switzer

California

4/5  rDev -1%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

05-26-2014 14:53:43 | More by Latarnik
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle served in a Prairie Teku glass
Thanks to Yoshi Optimator for this one.

A - Pours a hazy apricot with 3 fingers of bone white foam with lots of floaties hanging around.

S - Straw, yeast, pears, apples, banana taffy, stone fruit puree,

T - Fruity yeast, pears, golden delicious apple, apricots, candi sugars, grainy malt, grassy hops, fruity alcohol. Lots of malt backing but isn't overly sweet. Has a nice dry finish with some herbal notes.

M - Moderate carbonation foams up in the mouth, warming, creamy feel. the carb dies down a bit as it sets.

A solid Tripel that doesn't wow you but has the basic components nailed down.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 01:52:07 | More by StaveHooks
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

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

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-24-2014 22:54:29 | More by Bigbodyreds
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

03-12-2014 17:21:39 | More by RBorsato
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Raziel313

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

01-30-2014 04:13:33 | More by Raziel313
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dougbassett

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-26-2014 13:32:20 | More by dougbassett
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metter98

New York

3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 01:35:30 | More by DaveBar
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Serving type: bottle

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy deep gold with lots of sediment in suspension. The gigantic, puffy head lasts the entire glass, amazing retention. Ridges and chunks of foam coat the glass on the way down. Sweet fruit and bready malts in the nose. The taste is malty with toasted marshmallow sweetness mixed with cookie dough and some very restrained herbal hop aromas. The mouthfeel is quite full bodied with a prickly high level of carbonation. Booze is pretty noticeable throughout but never overpowering. The finish is malty with melon fruitiness and cane sugar sweetness.

A nice Tripel. Complex and malty. Sweet but not overly so. I'd try it again. Glad I dug this out of my cellar (read: beer cabinet:) ).

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 03:35:37 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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JArena13

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-17-2013 02:19:06 | More by JArena13
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-09-2013 00:11:58 | More by Molson2000
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev -1%

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

California

4/5  rDev -1%

09-23-2013 02:31:57 | More by nygannon
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jeremyzerbe

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

08-16-2013 13:57:13 | More by peensteen
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Scaldis Triple is a supermodel: blond, with a natural and healthy glow, its bleached-white head is well-built and perfectly proportioned. I think I have a crush on it. Oddly enough, such a bright, pale coloured beer doesn't let you see a thing on the other side, not even into the light.

A blend of sugar, alcohol, and white bread, the aroma is simple but bizarrely hypnotizing (and at 10.5%, rather sedative too). It lacks the subtle yet complex fruit and spice esters that distinguish the best Tripels and instead has the intense concentrated qualities of an eau de vie.

Among these augmented, alcohol-macerated flavours are apple and pear and not much else beyond straw and cereal grain. The sugar, added with the sole intention of boosting alcohol, is far more appreciable on the palate than the brewer likely intended.

The beer is tasty enough to start drinking in large gulps but ales like this ultimately cannot be rushed - you'll be sippin' it in no time! The finish includes some phenolic, clove-y yeast byproducts, but any herbal qualities serve on the frontline as privates, not generals. Alcohol runs things. I typically don't advocate aging beer but this is one to stash away in the panic room.

The brewery advertises it as a Tripel, but its pale, grainy, sweet cereal maltiness and paralyzing alcohol presence is nearly identical to that you'd find in Duvel or other Belgian Strong Golden Ales. It is a subtle distinction between the two styles, but the predominance of candi sugar over spice or fruit nuances - and the obvious alcohol - make it quite apparent.

As you might expect, Scaldis Triple is a beer that charges at you like a maddened, rogue male elephant, ears flared, trunk raised and trumpet blaring. But it won't hurt ya. Just don't be surprised, however, to find yourself the domesticated one. Not only do you have to adjust yourself to it with slower, more patient sips but anything this seductive can create a dependency: if you get one bottle, expect to end up buying a second.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 03:06:20 | More by biegaman
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1%

08-12-2013 16:42:28 | More by yancot
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mmilyko

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-03-2013 02:02:55 | More by mmilyko
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Ryborg11

Ontario (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Apperance: Golden yellow colour, visibly highly carbonated much like champagne. Cloudly swirls through a pretty clear looking beer. Very light and abundant bubbly head, very stable and nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Sweet fragrant aroma, sweet honey, grapes, mild wiffs of alcohol balancing the sweetness.

Taste: Very smooth forward bitterness quickly and smoothly flows into the sweet pale malts and grape like flavors which bounce on the tongue. Finishes with a distinct boozy finish at the back of the throat. Hints of sour apples and apple cider.

Mouthfeel: Very highly carbonated, flavor bounces over the tongue and disctint smooth mouth warming feeling in the finish that hits the back of the throat.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 19:19:40 | More by Ryborg11
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trebbates

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-27-2013 03:17:44 | More by trebbates
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Scaldis Blond Ale Triple from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
90 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.