Scaldis Amber | Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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3.86/5
Very Good
726 Ratings
Scaldis AmberScaldis Amber
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Bush Ambrée

The Scaldis Amber is flushed with a bitter-sweet taste, and a pleasing consistency, courtesy, in part, of its balanced caramel malts. Those malts also introduce a strong streak of roasted nuts, adding to this beer's stand out flavour. Despite its initial filtering, the re-fermentation has given the beer a natural cloudiness, while also making for a mild and tender mouth-feel.

Added by Bierman9 on 09-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,484
Reviews:
432
Ratings:
726
pDev:
14.51%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
90
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 726 |  Reviews: 432
Photo of Zaktcc
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elnachooo
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cerveza ligera, de carbonatación media y de aroma dulce. Es una cerveza con un final agridulce. Tiene un 12% de alcohol por lo que es una cerveza "pesada" que puede alegrar a varios.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.36/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Holy moly was this a hot beer. Pours well, amber an cloudy, plenty of chunky material in the liquid. Darker amber with a 1/2" off white head. Aroma was mostly alcohol. A little bit of caramel, but mostly hot ass almost fusel like alcohol.

The taste reveals a bunch more alcohol. The caramel is a burnt bitter kind of sting. Roasted nuts are too obliterated by the high alcohol to be anything more than a reference in the commercial tugjob, but not really discernable in real life. The belgian yeast is discernable and not helpful. This beer is a lot of things I don't like. The bitterness isn't really about any hop quality.

So if you like your beer to come off like a shot of liquor, this could be your thing. I really did not like anything about this beer.

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Photo of REVZEB
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer has a boozy kick, but in a way that feels intentional and is manicured to accent over flavors of caramel malts, belgian yeasts and spices, and array of delicate fruits such as grape, peach, pear and raisin. Smell gives off more booze than taste, but does well to have big yeast and spice notes too.

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Photo of VikingDAB
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FLima
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Amber color with a thick thin head with decent retention.
Aroma with notes of banana, orange marmalade, peaches in caramel, mild pine and crystalized fruits.
Flavor with notes of herbal hops, booze, apple puree, orange marmalade, banana flambé, apricots and some spices shadowed by its sweetness. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Medium body with slightly effervescent carbonation. Alcohol of 12% is felt, but it is well hidden considering its strength.
Belgian Strong Ale with lots of ripped fruits. But I found this overly sweet, especially considering it was not refermented in the bottle as its daughter the Bush Ambrée Triple. As the other version, I also felt this as a beer reduction.

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Photo of mmilyko
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dazka
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of janubio
4.58/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Golden amber colour, medium head with short retention. Good crying lace.
Aroma of honey, pears, bananas, esters from fruits.
Medium to full body, texture is reamy and fruity, with green apples finish. Carbonation is OK.
Taste of green aplles, bananas, pears, honeyGreat but dangerous beer, very pleasant and hidden alcohol.

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Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Briggsy43
4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Borzov1982
2.47/5  rDev -36%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Nauseous taste, drank half a bottle, the rest poured into the sink-I'm not a masochist.

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Photo of Tschude
2.91/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jk175d
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mixed feelings about this one. Considering it's 12% there are times this would be a beer is be happy to find in the fridge. Standing on its own the taste reflects the malty yeastiness one expects from a strong Belgian beer. The first time I had it I found it tasty enough if not outstanding. But this time around I drank this just after finishing a La Trappe quadruppel. In comparison, now this beer seems like a Belgian version of a convenient store bomber. none of the depth or complexity of a truly great Belgian beer. In conclusion, 12% is it's own animal, I wouldn't ever be unhappy with this beer if that's what I was looking for, but if there were superior Belgians on the shelf or tap I would pass on this.

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Photo of cozmo
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GD1985
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregorioMagno
3.07/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Look: Amber, clear but very yeasty. Compact foam with good retention

Aroma: Boom! Alcohol hits you like a punch in the face, cider, caramel, malt, yeast.

Taste: The taste and heat of alcohol completely overpowers everything and sits on your tongue for a while before mellowing, giving way to a high level of sweetness, caramel and dried fruits, slight elements of clove

Mouthfeel: Thick, very full body, medium/low carbonation, sweet.

Overall: It may be the strongest beer in Belgium but I'm afraid it's far from the most complex and tastiest. What I find great about Belgian beer is that you're often surprised by how well the alcohol is disguised, but in this beer it hits you like a truck. Underneath the boozy heat and intense sweetness there are some nice flavours of dried fruit and clove. Not a beer I'd recommend.

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Photo of FZR23
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erk0607
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Murky orange-copper in color, visible effevescence, head dissipated rather quickly (served in a tulip) leaving visible bubble-lacing around the edge of the glass
Smell: Cherry, grain, toast, sweet sugar, plum, maybe a bit cough-syrupy
Taste: Somewhat noticeable alcohol profile but not overbearing. Malt forward. Cherry/plum flavors, candi sugars. Soft hops. Lingering sweetness with slight bitterness. Honey.
Feel: Energetic, large bubble carbonation, medium-thick mouthfeel that foams up on the palate, not very oily, somewhat dry.
Overall: A good strong ale. Definitely a sipping beer. Sweet like the other Scaldis offerings I've had.

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Scaldis Amber from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 726 ratings