Scaldis Prestige De Nuits | Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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Scaldis Prestige De NuitsScaldis Prestige De Nuits
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Bush De Nuits

Made from Scaldis (Bush) Noel aged for 6 months in Bourgogne barrels from the world famous "Nuits St Georges" vineyard.

Added by thierrynantes on 12-19-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,151
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
107
pDev:
13.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
20
Trade:
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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of mdaschaf
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass; 2014 vintage bottling, best before 3/11/2017. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep reddish orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of huge raisin, plum, prune, cherry, fig, date, currant, raspberry, blackberry, apricot, red apple, red grape, peppercorn, red/white wine, cinnamon, clove, nuttiness, toasted oak, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, brown bread, and biscuit; with lighter notes of oaken vanilla, licorice, herbal, grass, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, wine barrels, and dark/bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of huge raisin, plum, prune, cherry, fig, date, currant, raspberry, blackberry, apricot, red apple, red grape, peppercorn, red/white wine, cinnamon, clove, nuttiness, toasted oak, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, brown bread, and biscuit; with lighter notes of oaken vanilla, licorice, herbal, grass, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate peppery yeast/oak spiciness and light wine tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of dark fruits, currant, cherry, berry, apricot, red apple, red grape, peppercorn, red/white wine, cinnamon, clove, nuttiness, toasted oak, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, brown bread, biscuit, vanilla, licorice, herbal, grass, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, wine barrels, and dark/bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/spiciness and wine tang/tartness balance; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from yeast/oak spiciness, wine tang/tartness, and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/sticky/tannic, and lightly slick/syrupy/acidic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden; a lightly increasing warmth of 13%, with minimal booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an incredible barrel aged Belgian strong dark ale! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, wine barrels, and dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. Perfect balance of yeast, malt, and Bourgogne barrel complexity. Never overly sweet/heavy feeling for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example. Definitely worth the price to try once.

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Photo of WormGod
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BelgianBeerChef
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Muddy copper-brown with minimal to no head, excepting a fuzzy, dark tan ring.

Smell is caramel, oak, amaretto, raisin and...actually, it reminds me a lot of a fine Madeira.

Taste is really warm and deep, exhibiting caramel, raisin, plum, graham, and some mixed spices.

Medium to full bodied, this has a nice beery froth and a semi-dry finish, but is a bit hot.

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Photo of JakerLou
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of neurobot01
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 Vintage. 750ml into a tulip at cellar temp.

Look: ruby/orange-brown, with a nice long-lasting tan head.

Smell: berries, plum, lime, nutmeg, red wine. Predominantly sweet-smelling.

Taste: initial flavor is much darker/richer than I'd expected based on the aroma. Still lots of fruit, but also strong notes of fudge, porto, pumpkin bread. Sweet, but also with savory and bitter aspects. Fairly complex, though the alcohol isn't particularly well masked.

Feel: medium bodied with fairly high carbonation. Easy to drink, and despite the alcohol presence in the flavor, essentially no burn. Still, doesn't match the feel of, say, St. Bernardus abt 12.

Overall: good, not great. Some beers are complex but coherent, whereas this one comes off as somewhat muddled. Certainly not worth what I paid for it, but I'm nonetheless glad to have gotten to try it. If the alcohol were a bit less assertive, this could be a great beer. Made for a good birthday treat either way.

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Photo of golf4collet
4.69/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.97/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Vintage 2013. Pours a light brown color with no head, it looks very similar to a quad. It smells like a quad too, with dark candied aromas and slightly hot. The first sip was ok, the finish was very pleasant. The second sip however solidified everything and Nirvana is reached. I kept pouring more and more after my glass was emptied. It took hold of me and I was awestruck by this beer. Absolutely stunning. And at the end of the bottle, my final opinion was that it was very similar, except better than Westvleteren XII.

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Photo of Lucoli
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of briancathy
4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of igl
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Martell-beer. Strong, sweet, deep. Impresive!

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Photo of Euroglot
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenBreeg
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of desint
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ant1
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moose90
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from 2012 Vintage 750ml C&C Bottle.

A — Pours a deep and dark red color, very red indeed. Puffy off-white colored head fades rather quickly, most likely due to the acidity in the beer.

S — Super funky and acidic, lots of vinegar and oak. Little bit of a heather honey sweetness and floral undertone.

T — Acidic again, lots of tart pie cherries and a super oaky undertone, quite acidic and sour, lots of vinegar.

M — Medium bodied, lingering finish and aftertaste.

O — OK overall, super funky and acidic, seems to be lacking balance, unfortunately.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pav5069
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zac16125
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle into a wine glass
Cuvée 2012

A: Mahogany colored, slightly hazy, 1/2 finger light tan head, dissipates quickly, essentially zero lacing. 4

S: Friuty esters, vinous notes, oak, booze. 4

T: Dark fruit, lots of oaky characters, heavy vinous notes, fair amount of booze. 4.25

M/D: Full bodied, carbonation on the higher end but appropriate, ABV is def noticeable but it's not hot, drinkability is good. 4.25

O: Very good beer. Purchased for me by my girlfriend, but apparently it was $45 which is ridiculous. Very much enjoyed though. 4.25

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Photo of stevoj
4.59/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lots of wine notes present due to the wine barrel aging. Not being a wine drinker, this is a little off-putting at first, but it gets better the more you savor the complexities fo this brew.Pours reddish/amber with thin off white head. Lots of active, fine carbonation. Sour, oak, apple cider are tastes that come to mind. This is a great beer, but takes some understanding of the styles and processes to appreciate.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Scaldis Prestige De Nuits from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 107 ratings