Scaldis Blond Ale Triple | Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
Belgium
br-dubuisson.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ElijahCSkuggs on 03-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
101
Reviews:
32
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
10.59%
 
 
Wants:
19
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12
For Trade:
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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 cornucopia
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of golf4collet
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of sacrelicio
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of PEIhop
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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 Vylo
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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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4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of valkyre65
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Hessian257
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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Scaldis Blond Ale Triple from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
4.06 out of 5 based on 101 ratings.
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