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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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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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 superspak:
Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, best before 2014. Pours cloudy golden amber color with a foamy 1 finger white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge pear, apple, grape, apricot, peach, floral, pepper, grass, honey, candi sugar, bread, earth, and light yeast spiciness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity of fruity esters and balance of maltiness. Taste of big pear, grape, apple, apricot, peach, lemon, honey, floral, grass, bread, candi sugar, earth, light clove, and light yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, honey, floral, grass, bread, candi sugar, earth, and light yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of fruity and malty flavors; with zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a smooth and fairly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent Tripel style! Great balance and complexity of fruity esters and malts; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Feb 10, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

RoyalT, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of beerhunter13
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

beerhunter13, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of valkyre65
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

valkyre65, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev -1.2%

ste5venla, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of Hessian257
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Hessian257, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
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

joemcgrath27, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of DaveBar
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
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

DaveBar, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of gillagorilla
4/5  rDev -1.2%

gillagorilla, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of nyrblue2
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

nyrblue2, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

smakawhat, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of Travisnin
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Travisnin, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

metter98, Jan 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

jeremyzerbe, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of mwilbur
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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)

mwilbur, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of cornucopia
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

cornucopia, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of wolf_switzer
4/5  rDev -1.2%

wolf_switzer, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

spinrsx, Jul 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

RedAleMan, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of rdickey
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

rdickey, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of Blixa
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Blixa, Oct 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

gloryhole, Jun 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

ygtbsm94, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of MeisterSmudge
5/5  rDev +23.5%

MeisterSmudge, Nov 29, 2011
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Scaldis Blond Ale Triple from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
90 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.