Scaldis Blond Ale Triple | Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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Brewed by:
Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
Belgium | website

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ElijahCSkuggs on 03-12-2011

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97
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
18.47%
 
 
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Photo of RoyalT
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

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Photo of mwilbur
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
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)

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Photo of smakawhat
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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Photo of John_M
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of ElijahCSkuggs
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a foggy, yeast-drifting, golden yellow that sports a big bubbly head that is quickly trickling down and eventually settling into a favorable skimming layer of Tripely goodness. Nice patchy lacing to boot.

Whoa, a bouquet of fresh fruits in the nose, that's giving me a some fresh sweetness ala strawberry....maybe peaches? A whiff of springtime flowers as well.

Just like the nose it feels like a cup of fruit. Slightly strawberry-banana yogurty. Dry, slightly biting, sweet and a long-lasting feel that delivers.

If you're a fan of Tripels that are more on the fruity/sweet side, then definitely give this a go. I'll be getting this one again for sure.

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Photo of snaotheus
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a couple gobletty glasses

Pours hazy yellow with a big poofy head. Lots of carbonation. Smell is super fruity. Plumps and bananas, and maybe a little clovey-ness.

Taste is very yeasty, a little banana, some sweetness, some tartness. Good stuff.

Mouthfeel is slightly dry and gritty. Overall, this is pretty good.

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Photo of joefuzz
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into goblet

Pours cloudy straw yellow with a fluffy white head

Smells slightly sour...like peaches with some slight grapefruit and somewhat funky

Taste is huge amounts of fruit upfront some withe grapes and banana with a very crisp dry finish. Alcohol hidden very well

Mouthfeel is very light and carbonation is very high

Overall for a style I don't like all that much I really liked this beer

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Photo of Viaduck
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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Photo of stevoj
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of Ryborg11
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of superspak
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of polloenfuego
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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Photo of Digimaika2
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from Winooski Beverage Warehouse. From notes taken on December 31, 2011:

A: Pale grapefruit-like colour. Noticeably cloudy. Tall white coloured foam head with a good retention.

S: Spices, yeast, noticeable sour lemon, earthy/funky elements, and apricot & banana fruits.

T: Pepper, banana & apricot & orange, cloves, and yeast. Subdued lemony sour element that's quite different. Alcohol well hidden considering ABV.

M: Full body with appropriate level of carbonation. Heavily coats the mouth with a high level of oilyness. Noticeable texture.

D: A little different than other tripels with elements of orange and sour lemon poking through. However, it works well and is something I'd definitely pick up again.

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Photo of Dope
4.1/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of DaveBar
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
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

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Photo of jrenihan
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of andrenaline
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of biegaman
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of metter98
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
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:) ).

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Scaldis Blond Ale Triple from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
89 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.
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