Scaldis Blond Ale Triple
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Style:
Tripel
Ranked #49
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
89
Ranked #8,915
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 10.2%
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
139
From:
Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  19
Gots
  16
SCORE
89
Very Good
Scaldis Blond Ale TripleScaldis Blond Ale Triple
Notes: Also known as Bush Blonde Triple
Reviews: 46 | Ratings: 139 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear dark gold with a heavy cascading stream of bubbles up through the middle with a healthy layer of thin white foam resting on top.

S - Banana and light spice.

T - Some sweet malt along with banana, spice, clove, some peppery note, and lingering citrus.

M - Big medium body with soft carbonation on the tongue.

O - It's a good Triple but not memorable. However, definitely worth a try!

Nov 06, 2021
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy amber with a huge white head. Sweeter aromas bouquet with big apple and pear esters and lesser so lemon and golden raisin, with floral and yeast notes to balance somewhat. Taste is really apple forward, hints of candi sugar to the maltwork accents the fruits from the nose plus clementine, flowers, belgian yeast and light biscuit round out. Feel is bright, thinner, frothy, and wet. Nice change up of a tripel

Jul 15, 2021
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 bottle four pack purchased on 2/4/21
Opened and reviewed on: 2/4/21 from bottles 4/20/19.

I'm really jazzed to be reviewing something that is not a big hazy IPA! And a Tripel from Belgium I have not had yet!! Alright here we go....

Blonde/amber in color with only a fine tint of haze, obviously active and lively as the robust yeast creates the classic foamy bubbles directly in the middle of the glass. This living yeast continues to create white foam with it's gyser-like activity.

The nose is robust and full of funky, fruity and sour earthy aromatics. The yeast has major character! Spicy banana, sour cloves, dry peaches and marshmallow. Complex and wonderous aroma overall.

First sip is pillowy and luxurious feels, my gosh, it's lively and crisp, round, full, smooth, silky and even slightly dry in both mouthfeel and flavor.

Creamy, yet dry earthy tones all mix together quickly in flavor on the first gulp. Vanilla and peaches, spicy banana, grandma's spice rack blend and a healthy, complex house yeast of herbal funk and sour-ized fruits galore and perhaps just a bit too much banana and clove.

This, folks is a Triple that Only a true Belgian brewery can pull off! The star of the show is the YEAST. Amazingly complex and beautiful, crafted very well with in the style and certainly beyond.

Feb 04, 2021
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stevoj from Idaho

4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Oct 15, 2015
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Viaduck from California

4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opens with a very loud pop of the cork. Very heady, a hazy amber in color.

Slightly sweet & carbonation is tingly on the tongue. Tasted of honey & grain, No bitterness, it's 10.5% alcohol is well hidden.
An excellent beer.

Aug 24, 2015
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours hazy gold into a Bush glass producing a 1” clingy white foam cap with a fine bead. S: Hops with fruit and citrus aromas T: Fruity – orange to peach, some funk and banana F: An extraordinary texture gives this beer a very soft palate with a medium body and medium to high carbonation. O: A must have, high quality potent big beer.

Jul 29, 2015
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 5/24/2015 at Doherty’s Ale House, Warwick, RI served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains spices, Belgian yeast, bananas, citrus, caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of bananas, citrus and spices. Then some breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down dangerously easy, not too filling, strong well-disguised kick, very good representation of style, this is a very solid beer to drink for a long time.

May 25, 2015
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StaveHooks from Oklahoma

3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

May 18, 2014
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metter98 from New York

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Jan 01, 2014
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DaveBar from Canada (ON)

4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Original review Dec.15th 2013- Here's this one on April. 19 2015. Aged in my cellar all this time- and still have one more!

A- Opens with a mighty POP! Pours a 1" high white head with care. Dark gold color. Oodles of floating yeast. Head stays forever. Holding up over the years!!

S- Light lemon scent. No heat at all

T- Here it goes! Citrus lemon flavor to it now. Super smooth and cool. No heat at all. Some sweetness but not a lot. Such a nice subdued sample from fresh. Age has helped this brew out a lot.

M- Very carbonated after all these years. Dry and crisp.

O- Age has mellowed this brew out a lot. Very enjoyable, light and refreshing which is not what you would get out of a Tripel. Hops are still abundant but changing a bit and turning citrusy. Glad I have one more for a couple of years from now. Will update the review then as well......

Food Pairing

Still the same juicy bird for this nice brew!

Enjoy



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

Dec 16, 2013
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joemcgrath27 from Canada (AB)

3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
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

Dec 03, 2013
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CAMRAhardliner from Canada (ON)

3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
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:) ).

Nov 29, 2013
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biegaman from Canada (ON)

3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Aug 14, 2013
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Ryborg11 from Canada (ON)

4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Jul 27, 2013
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polloenfuego from Canada (NB)

4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Quicky review:

Nice thick head three fingers and good dissipation leaving a nice film and lacing.

I love the smell...definite yeast and fruit. The down side is that a bit of alcohol comes through.

The alcohol does not come as prominent in the taste...fruits and grains with the yeast come come through.

Good mouth feel...full carbonation and body.

Overall this is a nice tripel. I enjoyed it on a cool summer day and I could have had a few more.

Jul 23, 2013
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spinrsx from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Jul 17, 2013
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jrenihan from Canada (ON)

4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Jun 22, 2013
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andrenaline from Canada (ON)

3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Jun 08, 2013
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mwilbur from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
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)

Apr 30, 2013
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Filosoof from Netherlands

3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Feb 22, 2013
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

edit: just had an ancient bottle of this, not sure how old, but even past its long run best by date by a couple of years, and while there is some oxidation and a little collapsing in on itself as to be expected, its pretty wonderful still. big apricot and peach notes now, honey and just light funkiness to the yeast, green pear, white wine, its gorgeous. feels a little fatter now, some bitterness late and a little exposed alcohol, but its safe to say its just fine to let this one collect some dust in the cellar. festive and celebratory!

Feb 18, 2013
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superspak from North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +5%
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.

Feb 10, 2013
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Dope from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Jan 24, 2013
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

Jan 15, 2013
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Hex92 from Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is almost an awesome beer. It looks great in the glass smells good and tastes great....until the aftertaste hits. Then it tastes like someone mixed an awesome tripel with a cheap beer like pbr. Its great as you drink it down. Then the aftertaste hits and it tastes like cheap beer .

Its unfortunate since it looks and tastes so good (initially) . I got it from the rare beer club. I wouldn't buy it again.

Jan 10, 2013
Scaldis Blond Ale Triple from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 139 ratings