Cooking with Scaldis Amber

Scaldis Amber is a very strong beer with an alcohol content of 12%. It is an amber-coloured beer with a mellow taste and wonderfully bitter. It has a fairly powerful sweet and sour taste. It develops rich aromas of nuts, caramel and bitter orange. Scaldis Refermentée is the conventional Scaldis Amber refermented in 75 cl bottles, and this refermentation in the bottle provides a final blend of both the aromas, which are strengthened, and the flavours of the conventional Scaldis, which become fuller.

Scaldis Amber is also suitable for use in cooking. However, because of its accentuated bitterness, Scaldis Amber is suitable only for deglazing cooking juices or as a stock to keep red meat or powerful poultry dishes moist while they are cooking. In some cases, a little sugar may need to be used to counterbalance the residual bitterness.

One idea is to add a little Scaldis Amber to some dark chocolate which you melt in, so as to aromatise the chocolate as it turns into liquid!

Beer and gastronomy


  • Beer soup, farmhouse soups (garbure, etc.)
  • Poultry, meat or game foie gras pâtés
  • Offal-based starters (kidneys and lardon salad, etc.)
  • Flammekeuches.

Fish / Seadfood

  • Oily fish in a rich sauce, which can be livened up with Bush (monkfish bourride)
  • Eels (matelote with Bush)

Meat / Poultry

  • Braised red meats, or in sauce (carbonnades, cutlet with shallot, etc.)
  • Roast beef, lamb
  • Powerful poultry (magret or confit of duck, goose, etc.)
  • Ground or feathered game (hare, doe, venison / pheasant, partridge, etc.)
  • Offal in sauce (beef or calf's liver, calf's or beef kidneys, calf's sweetbreads, calf's tongue, ox tongue)

Desserts / Cheeses

  • Dark chocolate-based dishes (fondant with dark chocolate, chocolate pudding, pralines with strong ganache)
  • Pralines or caramel
  • Coffee sorbet
  • Cheeses with powerful flavours: Blue cheeses (Gorgonzola, Fourme d'Ambert, Roquefort), strong cheeses (Herve, Maroilles, Boulette d'Avesnes)
  • Brebis d'Acremont cheese.

Scaldis Refermentée

Introduced in 2008 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Scaldis Amber, this Triple is based on the Scaldis Amber that is then re-...Découvrir

Scaldis Amber

Introduced in 1933 under the name of “Bush Beer”, this is one of the oldest specialty beers in Belgium and the flagship brand of the...Découvrir

Dubuisson - Scaldis Amber