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Scaldis Prestige De Nuits | Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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4.08/5
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106 Ratings
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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:
#4,103
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
106
pDev:
13.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
19
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 106 |  Reviews: 43
Reviews by SFLpunk:
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4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750mL brown glass cork & cage finish bottle. Cuvee Speciale 2009. Shared with sleepnbballrlife.

Appearance: Not as dark as I was expecting. Deep amber with sudsy off-white head that stands up and lays down rather quickly. Some light spotting.

Nose: Dark candi and dried fruit (prunes & dates), and some wooliness. There's a faint whisper of red wine (red fruit) that just instantly gets bowled over by dark fruit and Belgian yeast. Reminds me a lot of Gouden Carolus Blue.

Palate: Medium-bodied and slick with almost a wine-like body. Flavors turn to fresh fruit, plum, tangerine and red raspberry. Carbonation is soft and there's some french-bread flavor on the finish. Lots and lots of red berries and strawberry way out on the finish. Crisp, slightly tart (not sour) finish is neat and clean.

Notes: The aroma made me think this was going to be more raisin-y that it turned out to be. The palate is super bright and clean. Really really tasty. 13% is almost imperceptible. Bring this to a wine-lover who doesn't drink beer and you *might* win them over!

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Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of daveshawley
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of JakerLou
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ant1
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Large bottle to small snifter
Rich complex aroma and flavor. Really a lot going on here.
Feel: Somewhat lively but very soft carbonation.
Fruits including apple and raisins, a touch of smoke, plenty of alcohol esters.
A bit boozy for my tastes, usually, but really exceptional for this level of ABV.

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Photo of Sammy
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finished a bomber of this fine unique beverage, in the very glass it was designed for. Thanks for sendng both Vincent. Pours a blackish cognac coloured body with an initially notion only of a head. The aroma is rich wine (it was aged in such for 7 months), and the taste is secondary to this Belgian ale, with some chocolate. Special though not extraordinary special.Above average mouthfeel.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emilylee
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Mbpike
1.5/5  rDev -63.2%

Photo of briancathy
4.85/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of spakman
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of gillagorilla
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a murky red/beige color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of lightly sweet malt with oak notes, subtle tart notes and a vinous character. Taste is also a mix between a lightly sweet non-descript malt base with tart notes and a vinous feel from the wine barrel. Body was quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I must say I was disappointed by this one - I am not sure the wine barrel brought anything more that I appreciated. I was expecting more sour notes as opposed to some grapes. The price tag is another factor probably not helping.

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Photo of desint
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwilbur
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2013 vintage. Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a slightly hazy amber hue with moderate carbonation producing a 2-3 inch bubbly light tan head. Good retention. No lacing.
S: Soft caramel malt; cinnamon, clove, and other soft spice; golden raisin; subtle hint of oak comes through especially with warming.
T: Chewy dark dried fruit, red berries, a distinct vinous note, oaky vanilla, and a hint of soft spice (cinnamon, clove, etc.). With warming, the red berry note becomes even more prominent.
M: Medium body...drinks lighter than the ABV would suggest. Lightly sweet. Moderate carbonation prickle. Decent lingering on the palate with a dry fruit note persisting. The ABV is extremely well hidden here.
D: I like the impact that aging in wine barrels has on this brew...vinous notes, berry notes, oak/vanilla notes all coming from this process. The end result is a well-balanced offering with good complexity and easy drinkability (especially given the ABV).
P.S. The ABV does eventually catch up to you...it is 13% after all.

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Photo of FreshHawk
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JackNip
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Anatole
3.72/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Pav5069
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
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 aasher
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a light, I'll say medium bodied chestnut brown in color with a one finger beige colored head. It smells of subtle oak, hazelnuts, and the lightest of dark fruits. The aromas are very, very subtle and not overwhelming, especially considering the 13%. There is zero alcohol present in the nose. The flavors too are very subtle. It is essentially a mix of chestnuts, hazelnuts, and light oak. There aren't any real dark fruits, which is fine, yet interesting. It's just overly subtle on everything. I like for a beer to woo me into drinking it. This beer almost dares me to drink it. Do I need to? No, and that's the thing. It's drinks very well for the style and for the content but it just doesn't thrill me. Oh well, it's always nice to try a bottle that cost $46.99.

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Photo of csustar001
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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