In 1933, when British ales were all the fashion in Belgium, Alfred Dubuisson (Hugues' grandfather) created a Belgian beer in the English style. He called his beer Bush, the translation of the family name. It became the masterpiece we know as Scaldis. It is the original ultrastring beer. The recipe has remained unchanged for 78 years, making it one of Belgium's oldest beer brands.
It is hard to believe that Scaldis is 12% alcohol by volume. Beers this strong are generally heavy and sweet. Scaldis by contrast is quite dry with a pleasant nutty finish. Also remarkable is the fact that Scaldis achieves its strength without evaporating or freezing out water to concentrate alcohol. Woodsy, toasty, sherry nose, with caramel, toffee, candied pineapple and prune notes