Scaldis Refermentee | Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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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): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by lordofthewiens on 11-15-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
55
Reviews:
23
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
8.8%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Photo of weareallfalafel
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml cork and cage bottle (couldn't find a bottled on date, but the guy who gave it to me said it was at the warehouse for roundabouts a year and the one case had arrived with some age already on it) into a temp glass. Pours a light honey amber color with ample head that lasts a while, but leaves little lacing. Smell is huge with notes of stone fruit, plums, maybe fig-like and a huge hit of spices like nutmeg and cloves, some banana-esque notes. Great nose on this! Taste is a tad more tame, but only a tad. A touch of sweet malts, huge yeast character and all those oh so lovely esters and phenols you want from a good Belgian ale, with the slightest alcohol flavor, but only slightly. Feel is surprisingly light in body for something with a huge 12% abv, but still full enough, with a slight warming alcohol presence in the swallow. Overall, a damn fine, so damn fine, Belgian ale, but I'd be scared to try this one without any age on it. But for me, this was a home run for sure!

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Photo of 2GOOFY
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JR86
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FreshHawk
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of alostplot
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Franck
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Smell of sugar and smooth alcohol
Mouthfeel is sweet. Aromas of orange and lemon. Great roundness e full flavored. Nice beer overall

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Photo of s4s
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of mltobin
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Morey
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.6/5  rDev -12%

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of RazielBeers
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Arch578
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of magictacosinus
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

basically from what i understand this expensive bottle is a bottle conditioned (or refermented) edition of the basic scaldis brew. i expected it to be far more dry and bubbly than it is, and frankly prefer the base beer to this one for whatever reason. the elegance and refinement is lost on me. amber in color with a nice head but a ton of massive yeast chunks, literally as big as jelly beans, floating all over the place. i get a ton of sweet caramel malt on the nose, with a classic belgian yeast strain, smells like a sweeter blonde, not so much like an amber. prickly carbonation hits my nose too, but the sweetness is intense, and there is a desserty vibe to it, and the alcohol is hidden well for how big it is. the taste is as sweet as the nose, i thought the bottle conditioning would clean this up much more than it does. layers of brown sugar and caramelized cereal grain come up, and the belgian yeast that makes the base beer so distinct is a little muted here. a well made beer no doubt, but the base needed verily little improving. for the price i would skip this one and pick up the original every time.

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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 2015. Pours moderately cloudy deep orange copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big golden raisin, plum, fig, cherry, pear, apple, caramel, candi sugar, toast, biscuit, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big golden raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, caramel, candi sugar, toast, biscuit, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of golden raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, caramel, candi sugar, toast, biscuit, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and big robustness of fruity/spicy yeast and deep malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a smooth, slick, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Belgian strong ale! All around great complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast ester and deep malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Raziel313
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of gshackles
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of MouthfulOfchris
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Sspeer1
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of mactrail
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a copper-tinged amber in the Affligem chalice. Really nice foam and it lasts well. A boatload of floaties adds to the weirdness. The aroma ranges from candy to fruitcake.

The initial taste is so shockingly sweet it's a revelation. I mean, it tastes exactly like sugar cane. However the Belgian yeast takes over. It doesn't get at all dry, except for a little woodiness on the tongue. Even a little bitterness as you sip. A faint hint of tart-sour flavor that provides a little complexity. Stunningly strong but thoroughly interesting. Sip slowly and let it warm up. Raisins and more fruitcake with a bitter marmalade finish.

This is totally crazy, but it's a Belgian brew that actually lasts well From the 750 ml bottle with painted label purchased at Bottles N' Bins Liquor in Monterey.

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Photo of nygannon
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of mmilyko
4.5/5  rDev +10%

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Scaldis Refermentee from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
4.09 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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