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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)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by lordofthewiens on 11-15-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
56
pDev:
8.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 23
Reviews by lifeboyq:
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4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

25 oz bomber into a Duvel tulip. Moster cream white head with serious lacing and retention. Great translucent burnt orange appearance. Taste is huge, very sweet and the sugar is present but a good job of the lack of hot phenols and off flavors. It's hard to describe, but the thought that comes to mind is candied apricot with caramel malt. It could use a year or so for the sweetness to mellow a little bit but it's not cloying at all to me. Mouthfeel is nice, smooth, syrupy with some strong carbonation that lingers. I dont know how drinkable this is but I could drink it anytime so long as I didnt have anything important to do later. I love their offerings and this one doesnt fall short. Great stuff.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was the 75th Anniversary edition. In a goblet the beer was copper colored with a small white head. A caramel and vanilla aroma, and a caramel and vanilla taste. The alcohol made it a little hot in the mouth, which I also felt to be the case with the regular Scaldis. Maybe I'll buy another bottle (it was reasonably priced) and let it age.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
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 TheSleepyMonkey
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of KTCamm
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

3 ounce pour at a local beer tasting - closing the evening with this 12 ABV monster

Poured medium to dark amber color with some active foam. Port wine smell with hints of vanilla. Quite fizzy - high carbonation from the refermentation, but with small bubbles.

Tastes sweet - very chewy, notes of dark fruits, raisins and plums in particular.

Good taste - this is a heart beer, and the 12% makes it a challenging drink.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle split and poured into a Delirium tulip. 12% ABV, BBE 2012 on neck band.

Thanks to bnieman's dad for sharing this on his B-day!

A - The pour is clear golden amber and vibrant in the first glass and full of chunky sediment in the second two. A dense white head floats on top with low retention and little in the way of lacing left over.

S - The moderate aroma was strong with candi sugar and caramel malted sweetness with flakes of crunchy toffee and a crisp nose of yeast and light floral hops on the finish.

T - Scaldis packs an unexpected punch in the flavor with strong caramel and toasted malts followed by a low boozy warm alcohol flavor and a yeasty smooth finish. It's one malty brew!

M - Medium-full bodied with a sweet but decently balanced-out finish. Warm, low level of boozy warm sensation to the finish.

D - Probably the strongest amber (what it's labeled as) I've ever had but it's definitely not overly boozy. The round body and solid flavor make it pretty drinkable.

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Photo of SamuelMiller
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is an excellent, strong, complex beer. the first time I had it, it didn't seem possible it was 12%. By the second beer, it was clear, hte alcohol was an integral part of its makeup. The third time, I knew what I was in for. Lots of strong flavors, gorgeous color, a big beer. Just looks perfect in a Duvel glass. I could and will drink this often. Let no man stand in my way. Yum.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.6/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of TheBishopco
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of cornucopia
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of FreshHawk
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a goblet. BBE 2011.

3.5 A: Murky light brown color. A finger and a half of foamy off-white head that fell quickly. Oh well, this is a big beer, I'll cut it some slack.

3.5 S: Toastiness and caramel lead the way. Yeasty breadiness. Candied dark fruits, but no fruit really sticks out. It's more of a generic fruitiness, though if I had to pick, I'd say dates were the focus. Peppery from the yeast. Not a lot of complexity, but it's still quite pleasant. The booze is hidden quite well.

3.5 T: Same major flavors as the nose. Toastiness, caramel, candied dates and other assorted fruit, and hints of vanilla. Peppery spiciness and breadiness from the yeast. You can taste the booze, but it doesn't seem like it's 12%.

3.75 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a nice spritziness to it. Smooth for how potent it is.

3.25 D: It's good, but there's better out there. Worth a try if you stumble upon it.

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Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of seth72104
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Hallertau
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Snodman
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of crossovert
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Something special for my 150th review. 75th Anniversary brew, im not sure if it is a Quad.

The cork goes off with a huge pop and nectar like scent fills the air. Pours into my Duvel tulip with a nice active white head that leaves attractive lacing. The beer is a sleek amber with hints of almost rosy pink, a stunning brew. It is clear and you can see tons of bubble emanating from the D logo etched in the bottom of the glass. There are also floater abound.

The nose has some caramel and vanilla, along with sweet alcohol like port, some fruit, and genuine Belgian yeast twang.

Taste is a bit like the standard Scaldis, with that heavy sweetness and alcohol presence. But this one is smoother than the original and the flavors jump on your tongue a bit more nicely.v There are some spices floating in there too, with a nice yeast twang.

It is a big assed brew, and where other brews of this caliber might falter this one delivers with some insane drinkability.

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Photo of Sspeer1
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Morey
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of JayQue
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow!! This is good. A pity I cant let it warm up, but it tastes too good to let it sit!! Poured from a corked and caged 750ml bottle into my Chimay goblet. A good hazy orange color with a lot of sediment and a nice sized bubbly white head. Minimal lacing and the head fades fast...probably due to the 12% abv.

Smell is of fruit..apples pears and raisins. Some hint of Belgian candi sugar.

Taste is outstanding!! Belgian yeast and candi sugar, fruits and a warming bit of alcohol

Mouthfeel is exceptional as well. Carbonation is just right. The richness of the taste is felt as well as tasted. Very smooth. The alcohol provides a warming effect and a nice little bite.

Obviously drinkability is good. My son-in-law drank half the bottle in record time. I am savoring mine but I could easily drink more. This is a very good Belgian.

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Photo of TommyC
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Pours a rich, saturated orange-ish color with dark specks of plant matter floating around; translucent with a small (but thick) off-white head.

Nose: fruit; hops; ethanol.

Taste: honey; bourbon; brandy; apple; pear; mace; wood; hops. Mostly sweet, but with a slight nuance of sourness & tang. A fair amount of spice and bitterness that lingers on the back of the tongue somewhat sharply.

Mouthfeel is excellent! Creamy, fine bubbles with good retention coat the tongue and roof of the mouth nicely.

Overall, I liked this: big, complex flavors with a creative and intriguing palate; great look and feel. On the flipside, the ale could be a little more balanced: sugar and sharpness tended to dominate toward the end of the bottle, thus it wasn't as drinkable as Scaldis Tripel. Nevertheless, a fine ale and worth a try.

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Photo of MouthfulOfchris
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
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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