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

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 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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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of smithj4
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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

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 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 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 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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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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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