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
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
23
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
8.82%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of Cylinsier
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From a 75 cl bottle.

Pours a cloudy reddish amber gold with a red tint. Sudsy white head retains well.

Smells of tart citrus and sour apples. Good yeasty malts as well.

Tastes malty and mildly citrus. Sweet, fresh grains as well.

Very bubbly feel all the way through. Moderate body. You can just barely feel the alcohol.

This beer hides its alcohol well. This is just fantastical tasty and wonderful in all possible ways.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of carpezytha
4.73/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Not quite clear copper body, very aggressive cream colored head with tiny bubbles, dense and holds well.
S: A woolly nose with hints of dried apricot and creme brulee.
T: Semi-sweet maltyness balanced by dried pears, dates, very little bitterness but a pleasant sourness. At once complex and so balanced...every sip reveals more.
M: Full bodied with a sustained light pricklyness, not hot at all considering it's ABV.
D: I am partial to the "regular" Scaldis, one of my favorite beers and I could drink this again and again (not in one sitting). Not to be overlooked.

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Photo of Bugsey
4.67/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. What an absolutely amazing beer.

Smell and taste are as advertised on the bottle. Soft pralines, caramel, malt, and with enough bite to keep it balanced. Alcohol is not overpowering.

Great mouth feel. Not too thick or overpowering.

Definitely going to get more of this.

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Photo of weareallfalafel
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
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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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of JayQue
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
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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4.28/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Hallertau
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of crossovert
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of lifeboyq
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
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 superspak
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
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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4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tulip. Orange body, on the darker side. White head, fluffy.

A little floral but mostly sweet sugar.

Very biscuity and super sharp like a note of bourbon. Another year or so might do this one well, it's up front pungent Belgian. Rich caramel overwhelms and the ABV is not hidden, but compliments. Fruity, possibly orange peel or coriander, and malty.

Aggressive carbonation.

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Photo of treque
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: a deep copper colour, with some brown hue, thick, cloudy, with lots of carb, a nice 2 finger, off-white head, with a good retention

S: sweet notes, intense, yeast, coriander, dark fruits

T: meidum light body, the alcohol is noticed from the very first zip, some sweetness, there is no bitter at all, well balanced, complex, warmer on throat

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4.12/5  rDev +1%

Photo of TommyC
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
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 Beer-A-Lot
4.08/5  rDev 0%
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 impending
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A

750ml into a tulip. Pours a nearly transparent copper cola, towering dense off white head retains nicely, minor lacing.

Aroma is surprisingly weak for a brew of this strength. Yeast and nondescript fruits, quiet spice.

The taste show no restraint compared to the scent, big. The alcohol comes forward properly as the aftertaste begins, it is a nice warming balance to the sweet intro. The aftertaste is very long lasting and evolves continually, ending in a pleasant unexpected caramel. Phenols are well managed. Zero bitter, zero dry, alcohol sits in. Full bodied creamy mouthfeel.

doesn't hit full stride until near room temp
more of a strong pale than a strong dark
cheers
jd

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Scaldis Refermentee from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
4.08 out of 5 based on 56 ratings.
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