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Scaldis Amber | Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
716 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:
#9,836
Reviews:
426
Ratings:
716
pDev:
14.51%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
88
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 716 |  Reviews: 426
Photo of Wizzle32
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Raynman
4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dzu
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Gorgeous,transparent amber colour.
S: Compleax aroma with notes of dark friuts.
T: Roasted malt, caramel and citrus.
F: Weak bitterness and a little boozy but also smotth and oily.
O: Wery good in start but too boozy in finish.

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.57/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 mL bottle from the LCBO; listed at 11.8%. Best before June 15 2017 and served slightly chilled.

Pours a clear amber-orange colour, with about one finger of dense, frothy head seated atop. It fades steadily over the next 3-4 minutes, leaving behind a wide, foamy collar and a thin cap of film. Looks fine. The aroma includes notes of bubblegum, honey and apricot, with suggestions of banana, red licorice candy, golden raisin, alcohol and floral hops. Not bad, but the firm note of booze reminds me of one of those Euro strong lagers - which, I must admit, is not really a good direction to go in.

Straightforward taste that follows the nose pretty closely. Yeasty bubblegum flavour is the most prominent facet of the profile; it is accompanied by notes of caramelized sugar, honey and orchard fruit. Apricot and pear both come to mind, with more red licorice candy and a few floral notes. Plenty of clove spice at the finish. Warming aftertaste - significant ethanol presence, which I find to be a minor detraction. Medium in body, with lively carbonation levels that continuously prickle the palate. This beer is a little too boozy and sweet for my preferences, but all in all it's still a serviceable strong Belgian ale.

Final Grade: 3.57, a B grade. Scaldis Amber probably won't blow your mind, but if you're a Euro beer fan looking for something simple and sweet to keep you warm this winter, you could certainly do worse. In truth, it doesn't compare favourably to any of my favourite examples of this style - think Duvel, Piraat, Delirium Tremens, etc. - so if you're expecting something of that quality, you'll likely be disappointed. I might pick up one more bottle to stuff into the cellar for a while.

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Photo of polloenfuego
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of byronic
3.47/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 4ster
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.48/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber, clear very bright, with a very thin white foam head. Aroma is great, fruity, alcoholic, yeasty, smells like a christmas fruitcake. Taste is similar, strong, spicy, fruity, bready, very nice. Medium body with high carbonation. Great beer, and very good price in Mexico.

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Photo of Carolvs
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Lipa
4.67/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Long813
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tal1962
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Oscillator
4.51/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of freshwater_drum
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Coronaeus
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Glorithm
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dar482
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a medium to deep amber color.

The aroma offers spice, huge caramel sweetness, white raisin.

The beer intensely alcoholic, with it shooting up the nostrils. Caramel sweetness slightly balances it, with lively carbonation, phenolic notes through.

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Photo of MatthewWalters
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Molson2000
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bylerteck
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MrDell
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveBar
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for around the $3.60 mark or so for a 330ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a 1/2" head that films out within 2mins. Medium to dark gold colour and filtered clear

S- Bubblegum galore. Super sweet

T- Very sweet to say the least. Cloves galore. Some cinnamon. Not a spice beer but an extremely sweet Belgium ale. Far too sweet for me. Thank goodness it's a small format bottle

M- Sticky and over sugary. Not my thing but the backbone is a great ale though

O- Very good but sweet. Hope time calms this brew down a bit

Food Pairing

This pretty sweet brew went very well with....... BBQ chicken wings. The sweetness of the brew works with the tomato and pepper nature of the chicken wings.

Enjoy

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Photo of Wajohnst
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Scaldis Amber from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 716 ratings
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