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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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
Gots:
12
For Trade:
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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

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2.85/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DaveAnderson
3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'll admit it right now. Tripel isn't a style I usually like. It may even be my least favorite among the ale varieties. But there's only one way to expand my horizons, and that is to try 'em all. Right?

First, a note on appearance. To paraphrase Lawrence Wilkerson describing Doug Feith, seldom in my life have I met...an uglier bottle. That said, I have had many a mediocre beer from a pretty bottle, so this will not color my review. Also - lots of visible sediment in this one. Globules.

To the beer! It's corked and caged, and the cork takes some effort to remove. Poured into a goblet, it's foamy, but in a way that dies down quickly. The beer is pale and hazy, with visible sediment. The foam that remains leaves dense, ultra-fine lacing all the way up the glass.

Right after opening, this beer had an overpowering metallic smell. I didn't want to get anywhere near it. But 20-30 minutes after being opened, it was a completely different beer. I had a few sips along the way, but didn't try to truly examine it until it had a chance to open up. It's fruity, a little beery for a tripel, and has some weird notes, like dry-erase marker. I'm catching a little banana and pineapple, and some green pepper. This is a strange one.

The taste is completely incongruous with the smell. I have never met a beer with that "banana" smell that wasn't sweet -- until now. Also, it's sour in the way that coffee is sometimes sour -- in the finish, but not on the tongue. The flavors are much sharper and more intense than I associate with a tripel. In addition to the sour bite, it finishes sort of peppery.

The alcohol in this one is pretty well masked. It hit me much harder than I expected. Carbonation, while light, persisted for a long, long time.

In the end, there was too much discord for me to enjoy this beer. It's so hard to track, and exposes too many flaws. It feels like a lazy sell-out to award all 3s, but I went back through each attribute, and couldn't justify anything more. So, 3.0 it is.

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3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

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3.62/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

B

750cl into a tulip. Pours a hazy mid toned orange, dense white head like a dairy product, excellent lacing.

Aroma is sweet, clean, upbeat. Yeasty light skinned fruits, citrus and phenolic spices. Mildly floral plus a touch of old sock.

Major fruity sweetness kicks off. Alcohol comes forward as a flavor ingredient, appropriately as a balance to the initial sweetness. Mildly dry. Very long lasting significantly evolving aftertaste with a nice hop citric final note. Full bodied lively crisp mouthfeel. Warms nicely
cheers
jd

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3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A large fluffy white head caps off a surprisingly pale golden ale. Bubbles stream continuously from the bottom of the glass. Not much lacing to speak of.

Smell: Mostly cloves and black pepper, but as it warms some fruity notes emerge (maybe banana?), as well as a hint of barnyard funk. Pretty traditional, but also pretty enticing.

Taste: More of the same comes through in the mouth, but it expands and gets even more interesting. The fruit notes in particular become more pronounced – pears and grapes come to the fore – but it never gets too sweet. I think this is due to both the hops and the ABV, which while noticeable isn’t overwhelming and seems to cut the sweetness a bit.

Mouthfeel: It’s undeniably a big beer, but the alcohol coexists nicely with the other flavors, and it finishes very crisp.

Drinkability: This is one you’ll want to sip. A lot of. For a long time.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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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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