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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
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ElijahCSkuggs on 03-12-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

t0rin0, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Pours a clear golden color with a 1 inch white head that fades to a film on the top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sweet malt, honey, spices, and Belgian yeast. Taste is exactly the same as the smell with the spice and yeast flavors lingering on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and bubbly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a solid tripel with a nice balance of smells and flavors.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 30, 2011
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

djrn2, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of metter98
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.

metter98, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

ygtbsm94, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

SocalKicks, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%

this is the perfectly made tripel, what the style is all about for me. thanks to my rare beer club for this one. pours a real cloudy pale yellow color, muted golden with a fizzy bone white head as tall as the pour is aggressive. excellent lacing and head retention. the nose is sweet, but not sugary, its a sort of starchy sweet that I really like. Belgian yeast and some light fruit, maybe golden raisins, rounds it out. the flavor is floral on the yeast front, meadowy and right on for spring. more hops in the finish than most versions of the style usually allow for, and it really cleans up the sweetness at the end. lots of richer wheat malt flavor and a certain almost dairy-like creaminess that makes this beer fill every crevice of my mouth with. there a certain airiness to the feel that keeps it light. and who could ever guess this is over 10% abv. man, it feels so mellow and tame, sessionable as anything with this ultra light body. a rare combination of alcohol strength and delicacy of feel. It really works. this is a great example of a beer that is sweet but doesn't let that feature spoil its subtleties. head of class in my book.

StonedTrippin, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

afsdan, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%

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
Photo of biegaman
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

biegaman, Aug 14, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +7.4%

On tap at Max's tonight.

The beer pours a slightly hazy gold color with very good head retention and considerable sticky lacing all around. The nose is pretty impressive as well in this bad boy, as I pick up clove, light honey, ranier cherry and a nice dollop of funk. As good as this beer smells, it's even better on the palate. The beer starts off with honey, vanilla and hoppy bitterness, but then the brett comes on strong and shoves it all into the background. The combination of flavors is very impressive, and I can't get over how well everything works together. The finish is actually fairly dry in this moderately sweet beer. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, and I have to say I get no inkling of the 10.5% abv. The finish is long, lightly bitter, and funk filled.

This is a very impressive beer from the folks at Bush/Scaldis.

John_M, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
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.

smakawhat, Jan 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Latarnik, May 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

PEIhop, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of spinrsx
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.

spinrsx, Jul 17, 2013
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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.

RoyalT, Nov 26, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

RBorsato, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of tbeckett
4/5  rDev -1.2%

tbeckett, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of andrenaline
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%

A - Pours a murky golden orange colour, thumb of head with solid retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Fruity cloves, yeast esthers, hints of honey, bananas and a bready wheat flavour lingers.

T - Much like the nose, fruity cloves, bready wheat, hints of banana and some boozy sweetness. Bready notes linger with the honey sweetness.

M - Lighter bodied, smooth and a touch of heat on the finish.

O - A tasty tripel, easy drinking and lighter and fruitier than some others I have tried. Dangerously drinkable, surprisingly delicious and well worth seeking.

andrenaline, Jun 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

ste5venla, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Dope
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.

Dope, Jan 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

smithj4, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of Molson2000
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Molson2000, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of jrenihan
4.09/5  rDev +1%

Beer is golden orange with a mountain of white head. Absurdly large, and it just doesn't go anywhere.

Smells quite dry, if that is a scent. Spicy notes, slight honey, bread and light fruits.

Taste is nice. Similar to the nose, I get a soft bready flavour with honey, as well as light fruits (perhaps a bit of banana and apple). A notable spicy flavour, white pepper.

Nice mouthfeel. Very smooth and soft. Full bodied, moderate to large carbonation.

Overall, a good tripel.

jrenihan, Jun 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

peensteen, Aug 16, 2013
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Scaldis Blond Ale Triple from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
90 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.