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Bush Blonde Triple | Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Created in 2008. It is Bush Blonde refermented in 75cl bottles.

Added by Absumaster on 04-10-2009

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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of YvesB
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of desint
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Filosoof
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Certainly this is a drinkable beer. You can have a lot of fun with in in your cafe.

Being critical: it's a mixture of blonde, triple and brown beer. The result is quite disappointing.

A lot of people write down that they don't mention the alcohol. Huh? That's the first thing that comes through: too much alcohol; too disharmonic.

L: ofcourse it is gold and has a great top; the big bubbles tell us that it will disappear quickly. And it does disappear quickly.
S: malty , sweet smell with some clove and bread;
T: sweet, round, banana, overripe peach;
M: just too much alcohol; it's just a blond beer with 4 percent too much; tiny too sweet; lacking hops;
O: certainly drinkable, but the elements just don't fit well.

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Photo of JohnK17
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of stevoj
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A little bit sharp on the tongue, and the head wasn’t as high as I would have hoped for, but a very good tripel. Nice flavors of butterscotch and ginger. Smooth despite the high alcohol content.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of John_M
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap today at Max's. Listed as the Scaldis Triple Blonde.

The beer pours a pale gold color with decent head retention and lacing. The nose is kind of light, but is otherwise all Belgian triple, showcasing honey, light vanilla and clove. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in this moderately sweet beer, but with a hint of ginger on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a fairly long, sweet, clove and honey flavored finish. Alcohol is not at all noticeable, and frankly I was surprised to see the 10.5% abv. listing on the menu.

Shrug. A nice enough beer, but hardly anything to get excited about, especially considering some of the other excellent beers Bush/Scaldis makes.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle labeled as Scaldis Triple.

A: The pour is golden in color with a touch of orange and a large white head.

S: Good sweetness on the nose with plenty of pale malts, honey, and sugar. Nice fruit esters, particularly bananas, and a solid citrus aroma of candied orange and orange peel. A touch of yeast and crackers as well.

T: Pears, bananas, and apples along with the candied citrus give the beer a nice fruitiness. Pale, but sweet, malts, honey, and sugar add more sweetness. A touch of spice and some alcohol and yeast.

M: Medium in body with a moderate to high carbonation.

O: A little too sweet for me, and while it's a decent tripel, the high price makes this one I probably wouldn't purchase again.

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Photo of SmokinSmyth
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this while grilling steaks, salmon and a burger for dinner. A typical Belgium fall day, overcast broken by periods of sunny rain with rainbows.

This has a nice golden color with a good head and plenty of lacing, poured into a Leffe glass.

Fairly sweet, but not in a bad way. It complemented the food, but yet still stood on its own (big bottle so it lasted through cooking until eating).

I was surprised as I write this review that it was a 10.5% ABV, tasted more like an 8.5%. Easy on the mouth.

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Photo of xylophonica
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought from the Belgian beer weekend in Brussels for 5.50E.

A - Hazy/murky golden colour with plenty of carbonation bubbles.
Delicate whit froth of about pefect size - one finger worth when poured slowly into a chalice.

S - Sweet and spicy. Yeast and a bit of cinnamon.

T - Mildly creamy head gives way to a very smooth first taste. To me this tastes very much like a strong blonde with some caramel/malt and spices. Has its bitter-sweet moments as you drink as well.

M - Very smooth and sweet with a mild burning carbonation sensation at the back of the palate.

D - Delicious, and for a 10.5% beer there's no phenolic sensation at all. This is only my second Dubuisson brew but it's much more drinkable than what I'd encountered previously. Lovely but I wish I could get it locally!

I must confess I always find triples the most difficult of all beers to define as they tend to be so incredibly complex in their composition. Again this one was somewhat hard to describe. Point of order; the categorisation above lists this as a BSPA whereas the bottle calls it a Blonde Triple. I would say it's somewhere in between; some of the sweetness and complexity typical of a triple combined with the malty/caramel blonde type of feel.

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Photo of dzni
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottle I purchased is branded as Scaldis, but it appears to be identical.

A - Orangeish golden, big, foamy head
S - Yeasty, citrusty, spicy ... but at the same time, nothing really stands out as unique. Seems to be a classic blond profile.
T - Again, I get basically hops, spice, and yeast. Definitely nice, but nothing really out of the ordinary for this style of beer.
M - Medium bodied, some nice carbonation
D - When you want a nice, but basic, blond / triple style without too much going on, this is it. Honestly, a really nice beer that I would gladly drink again.

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Photo of flannelman808
4.37/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Straw like in color topped with a bone white head... fairly large bubbles. Perhaps not the best retention I have seen, not sticking to the glass too much either.

S: There is a flowery perfume like quality though subtle... eau de cologne if you will. peach follows up with some spice backing it up... maybe a hint of banana as well.

T: This is very good. Not like I remembered. Very dry like a triple ought to be. Surprisingly dry even for the strength. Bosc pears come to mind. This stuff has a lot of nuance and subtlety for a beer of 10.5 percent abv. Long finishing as well. In short Scaldis always brings the PAIN! Gives Westmalle's tripel a run for its effing money.


D: High

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Photo of SFLpunk
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750mL brown glass cork and cage. Neck stamped G3 31 9, 10:11, BBE 2012.

Appearance: Hazy orange with super white head. Fluffy but not too tall.

Nose: Subtle, reserved nose. Faint citrus hop notes (think hallertau or saaz) and a whisper of smoke and raspberry (think rose champagne).

Palate: Candied citrus peel, sweet and boozy. A little hot up front, but the sugar takes over, confectioners sugar and a lime/lemon/white grapefruit flavor. Finish is long but subtle. Carbonation stays dissolved well, body is medium to full.

Notes: Props to sleepnbballrlife for the cooperative review notes. Just like all Scaldis/Bush beers that I've had, it's sweet and boozy. Like it a lot though.

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Photo of chaz01
3.11/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer is labeled under the name Scaldis in the US and other countries. According to the website for Brasserie Dubuisson, the original name Bush was only registered in a few countries, and so the beer is commonly exported out under the name Scaldis in many countries.

I had a sample tasting at a local beer tasting event, served in a champagne flute.

A: Cloudy, yeasty dull orange color. nice head.

S: Fresh flowery orange-peach aroma, Very good on the nose.

T: Orange Citrusy taste with Belgian yeast characteristics that turns into a somewhat sweet malt taste.

M: Well carbonated and light bodied

D: Average -- for my taste it's a little too light bodied to be considered a big beer, but at 10.5% a bit too strong to be a session beer. I think it would go good with a soup or spicy appetizer.

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