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Scaldis Refermentee - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: lordofthewiens on 11-15-2009)
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4/5  rDev -2%

admonster00, Jun 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

TheBishopco, May 09, 2012
Photo of cornucopia
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

cornucopia, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of beerborn
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

beerborn, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of Bugsey
4.7/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. What an absolutely amazing beer.

Smell and taste are as advertised on the bottle. Soft pralines, caramel, malt, and with enough bite to keep it balanced. Alcohol is not overpowering.

Great mouth feel. Not too thick or overpowering.

Definitely going to get more of this.

Bugsey, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of impending
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A

750ml into a tulip. Pours a nearly transparent copper cola, towering dense off white head retains nicely, minor lacing.

Aroma is surprisingly weak for a brew of this strength. Yeast and nondescript fruits, quiet spice.

The taste show no restraint compared to the scent, big. The alcohol comes forward properly as the aftertaste begins, it is a nice warming balance to the sweet intro. The aftertaste is very long lasting and evolves continually, ending in a pleasant unexpected caramel. Phenols are well managed. Zero bitter, zero dry, alcohol sits in. Full bodied creamy mouthfeel.

doesn't hit full stride until near room temp
more of a strong pale than a strong dark
cheers
jd

impending, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of seth72104
4/5  rDev -2%

seth72104, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of treque
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: a deep copper colour, with some brown hue, thick, cloudy, with lots of carb, a nice 2 finger, off-white head, with a good retention

S: sweet notes, intense, yeast, coriander, dark fruits

T: meidum light body, the alcohol is noticed from the very first zip, some sweetness, there is no bitter at all, well balanced, complex, warmer on throat

treque, Jun 22, 2011
Photo of aerozeppl
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this at one of the BA fests and thought it was one of the better beers of that night.

A: Honey tinged amber color. The amount of stuff floating around in this beer is insane. A minimal amount of slightly brownish head. Tons of visible carbonation and the cork POPPED when it came out.

S: Very bready. A nice earthiness with quite a bit of yeast thrown in there as well.

T: The taste of dead yeast is there a little bit. Again very bready/ malty for the style. It is not a bad beer at all but I think IMO this one was better fresh. There is a nice sweetness to it almost like a sherry. At times it almost has the taste of an oak aged beer then the next sip it is gone.

M: Medium bodied. Lively carbonation.

D: I think this one has gone down hill a little bit. Fresh this really stood out for me. What another year or 5 might do is interesting. It is super drinkable but there is still some heat to it. A confounding beer.

aerozeppl, May 20, 2011
Photo of zeff80
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, orange/amber color with a two-finger, off-white head of foam. It slowly receded to leave some patchy lace. There was also a good deal of sediment floating in the glass.

S - Aroma was spicy and yeasty with some biscuity notes.

T - Sweet caramel and bready malts lead off this Belgian. Followed by a sharp spice and yeast bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish and subtle alcohol warmth.

O - This is a pretty good Belgian ale. I'd like to try it with some more age on it to see how it matures.

zeff80, Mar 30, 2011
Photo of Daniellobo
3.43/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fair ale, a bit too pushy in its attempt at complexity that does not really make it.

Presentation: 750 ml brown corked and caged bottle. Dark orange Scaldis branding with a small narrative on the back highlighting the intent of the brew, and main description. Shows Alc. by Vol. (12%), and BBE date (2011). Served in tulip glass.

A - Medium to deep amber pour, frothy head, medium to low retention, fair surface memory and some touches of lacing.

S - Aroma is a bit sort, generic yeasty sense, with a sweet touch. Neither the initial whiff nor the range as it warms up offer much else.

T - Malty sense, with a round bitter yeast punch coating it. A bit too hefty and mono-dimensional as it progresses. Caramel emerges in the finish, in particular around the final pours.

M - Medium/full body with medium carbonation, and a slightly smooth touch broken by the bitter yeast punch.

D - Fair, worth the try but all in all not too enticing.

Notes: This could be me as I explore some of these attempts to referment or age certain Belgium beers. Luckily this one is one positive side of the spectrum but it reminds me of the ugly way that for instance Leffe tries to offer a Cuvé-aged ale and fails. Miles apart from that experience but there is something in common around the backbone of these brews.

Daniellobo, Nov 12, 2010
Photo of JayQue
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow!! This is good. A pity I cant let it warm up, but it tastes too good to let it sit!! Poured from a corked and caged 750ml bottle into my Chimay goblet. A good hazy orange color with a lot of sediment and a nice sized bubbly white head. Minimal lacing and the head fades fast...probably due to the 12% abv.

Smell is of fruit..apples pears and raisins. Some hint of Belgian candi sugar.

Taste is outstanding!! Belgian yeast and candi sugar, fruits and a warming bit of alcohol

Mouthfeel is exceptional as well. Carbonation is just right. The richness of the taste is felt as well as tasted. Very smooth. The alcohol provides a warming effect and a nice little bite.

Obviously drinkability is good. My son-in-law drank half the bottle in record time. I am savoring mine but I could easily drink more. This is a very good Belgian.

JayQue, Oct 24, 2010
Photo of carpezytha
4.78/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Not quite clear copper body, very aggressive cream colored head with tiny bubbles, dense and holds well.
S: A woolly nose with hints of dried apricot and creme brulee.
T: Semi-sweet maltyness balanced by dried pears, dates, very little bitterness but a pleasant sourness. At once complex and so balanced...every sip reveals more.
M: Full bodied with a sustained light pricklyness, not hot at all considering it's ABV.
D: I am partial to the "regular" Scaldis, one of my favorite beers and I could drink this again and again (not in one sitting). Not to be overlooked.

carpezytha, Aug 20, 2010
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3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle split and poured into a Delirium tulip. 12% ABV, BBE 2012 on neck band.

Thanks to bnieman's dad for sharing this on his B-day!

A - The pour is clear golden amber and vibrant in the first glass and full of chunky sediment in the second two. A dense white head floats on top with low retention and little in the way of lacing left over.

S - The moderate aroma was strong with candi sugar and caramel malted sweetness with flakes of crunchy toffee and a crisp nose of yeast and light floral hops on the finish.

T - Scaldis packs an unexpected punch in the flavor with strong caramel and toasted malts followed by a low boozy warm alcohol flavor and a yeasty smooth finish. It's one malty brew!

M - Medium-full bodied with a sweet but decently balanced-out finish. Warm, low level of boozy warm sensation to the finish.

D - Probably the strongest amber (what it's labeled as) I've ever had but it's definitely not overly boozy. The round body and solid flavor make it pretty drinkable.

BeerFMAndy, May 02, 2010
Photo of tjinohio
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass.

A beautiful beer to look at. The beer pours a gorgeous translucent copper color with an ample eggshell white head. Nice lacing throughout the drinking.

Some phenolic spicy aroma. Also maybe a little orange. I must admit, I have a fire burning in the fireplace and there is a definite issue of sorting through the smell of burning wood.

The taste is warm and sweet, perhaps candied apricot with a nice alcoholic warming that cuts through the sweetness and balances the taste of the beer. There is a maltiness and a spiciness to the aftertaste that is pleasing.

I love the mouthfeel of this beer. There is a nice carbonation with an unexpected creaminess given the appearance. It is smooth and sensuous in the mouth.

When it comes to drinkability, one cannot help but factoring in that this is a strong beer. However, share it with a friend and he will be good friend indeed.

tjinohio, Apr 09, 2010
Photo of lifeboyq
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

25 oz bomber into a Duvel tulip. Moster cream white head with serious lacing and retention. Great translucent burnt orange appearance. Taste is huge, very sweet and the sugar is present but a good job of the lack of hot phenols and off flavors. It's hard to describe, but the thought that comes to mind is candied apricot with caramel malt. It could use a year or so for the sweetness to mellow a little bit but it's not cloying at all to me. Mouthfeel is nice, smooth, syrupy with some strong carbonation that lingers. I dont know how drinkable this is but I could drink it anytime so long as I didnt have anything important to do later. I love their offerings and this one doesnt fall short. Great stuff.

lifeboyq, Mar 29, 2010
Photo of Cylinsier
4.78/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From a 75 cl bottle.

Pours a cloudy reddish amber gold with a red tint. Sudsy white head retains well.

Smells of tart citrus and sour apples. Good yeasty malts as well.

Tastes malty and mildly citrus. Sweet, fresh grains as well.

Very bubbly feel all the way through. Moderate body. You can just barely feel the alcohol.

This beer hides its alcohol well. This is just fantastical tasty and wonderful in all possible ways.

Cylinsier, Feb 17, 2010
Photo of crossovert
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Something special for my 150th review. 75th Anniversary brew, im not sure if it is a Quad.

The cork goes off with a huge pop and nectar like scent fills the air. Pours into my Duvel tulip with a nice active white head that leaves attractive lacing. The beer is a sleek amber with hints of almost rosy pink, a stunning brew. It is clear and you can see tons of bubble emanating from the D logo etched in the bottom of the glass. There are also floater abound.

The nose has some caramel and vanilla, along with sweet alcohol like port, some fruit, and genuine Belgian yeast twang.

Taste is a bit like the standard Scaldis, with that heavy sweetness and alcohol presence. But this one is smoother than the original and the flavors jump on your tongue a bit more nicely.v There are some spices floating in there too, with a nice yeast twang.

It is a big assed brew, and where other brews of this caliber might falter this one delivers with some insane drinkability.

crossovert, Dec 15, 2009
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3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

3 ounce pour at a local beer tasting - closing the evening with this 12 ABV monster

Poured medium to dark amber color with some active foam. Port wine smell with hints of vanilla. Quite fizzy - high carbonation from the refermentation, but with small bubbles.

Tastes sweet - very chewy, notes of dark fruits, raisins and plums in particular.

Good taste - this is a heart beer, and the 12% makes it a challenging drink.

KTCamm, Dec 12, 2009
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was the 75th Anniversary edition. In a goblet the beer was copper colored with a small white head. A caramel and vanilla aroma, and a caramel and vanilla taste. The alcohol made it a little hot in the mouth, which I also felt to be the case with the regular Scaldis. Maybe I'll buy another bottle (it was reasonably priced) and let it age.

lordofthewiens, Nov 15, 2009
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Scaldis Refermentee from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
90 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.