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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Photo of ste5venla
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 desint
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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 PBoegel
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Surprised to be the 2nd review on this beer.

While pricey at $14.99 a bottle, I am happy to have found an absolutely astounding Tripel.

Poured from a 750 ML bottle into a Chimay Goblet. Incredible effervescence and a pale light gold/straw hue. The head is dense with extremely tight beading, a mousse like head, creamy and think with nice lacing.

Aromas of honey suckle, lemon grass, vanilla bean, a light orange/lemon citrus hop. Very clean for 10.5% abv beer, no harsh fusel alcohol at all.

The flavor profile has an interesting lemon hop kick, with vanilla, a nice peppery phenolic middle, some white wine chardonnay earthiness.

The mouthfeel is dry, with a lingering clean but chalky malt in the finish. The alcohol is evident but not intensely warming, serves to heighten the dryness appropriately.

Normally I'd take a step back at paying $14.99 for even a 750ml bottle of beer. This tripel pushes the envelope beyond price.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A bright golden beer with an initial big head that quickly fades away and leaves a thin white soapy foam.

Smell is dominated by the yeast, an interesting mix of higher alcohols, exotic fruits, something like teak wood? The malt adds a biscuity and slightly doughy smell.

In the taste the Duboisson yeast sets the character of the beer. Instead of the usual sharp higher alcohols in Westmalle or other tripels, this beer is quite smooth. Some higher alcohols are present and they give the beer enough tripel character. The beer has some light malty notes, a little biscuit, a little dough. A good amount of sugar is used. This adds to it's drinkability and makes the beer a bit thin, but still above average for a tripel. A nice bitterness, which appears a little German like Hallertau.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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 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 Rizow
4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Like the last reviewer, I'm very surprised there are so few reviews of this outstanding beer, maybe it's still widely unavailable...

A - golden yellow, frothy head, bubbles rising up from the bottom like a glass of champagne.

S - Sweet and fruity, a little bready.

T - Delicious and understated, non-citrus fruit background flavors jump out.

M - The carbonation is reminiscent of something like the St Bernardus Christmas Ale, a fizzy carbonation that feels like champagne. As the bottle says, it's dry and elegant.

D - Smooth, easy, the 10.5% sneaks up on you.

An outstanding beer, a delicious and subtle triple. Well worth seeking out. Deserves a much wider notoriety than it seems to currently have.

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Photo of JNForsyth
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Julien
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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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Photo of DRTBrewster
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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 dcmchew
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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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Bush Blonde Triple from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 28 ratings