Bush De Noël - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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Reviews by CHADMC3:
4.28/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
The reddish amber body showcases a downy white head with generous carbonation bubbles developing and subsequently leaving a fair white lacing in its wake for the duration.
The aroma consists of sweet candy sugar, fruit such as plum or nectarine, carbonation, and floral hops.
The fruit is much more pronounced in the flavor, and appears to be more along the lines of dark cherries, specifically in the aftertaste. Fruit and sugar strong up front but balanced by the floral hops overall. Temperature is vital to enjoying this beer, new flavors continue to appear as it warms, additional spices, and even dark wood notes.
Slightly thicker than I expected, somewhat syrupy, with milder carbonation than anticipated, but overall quite enjoyable.
The excellent flavors and easy drinkability causes one to remember to sip this high abv beauty. Another great Belgian Dark to enjoy on a cold evening, up there with the best in its style.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2009 01:06:00 | More by CHADMC3
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4.36/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a dark, rich, ruby-caramel coloring that is slightly murky, and starts with a frothy, bubbly, off-white head that quickly disappears. Slow trails of carbonation bubbles throughout the body of the beer. Aromas of grape, fig, raisin, and date on the forward bouquet, with earthy notes, cherry highlights, hints of booze, and a very subtle spice blend. Very rich and robust nose. Flavors are very rich and chewy forward, with lots of old world fruit and a heavy helping of warmth flourishing the taste buds. The rich and sweet notes blend terrifically, with heavy cherry and fig notes in the forefront. Very rich, robust, and heavy bodied beer, with a building warmth at the end of the palate. There is a sharpness that cuts through the end of the beer, likely a combination of the increased ABV and the carbonation. It truly helps to keep the drinkability up. Sweet candied notes in the aftertaste combine with the old world fruit characteristics, lightening them up a bit right before the slick, clean finish. It's really impressive how a beer this big clears the palate so quickly at the tail-end. Great beer!
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2014 01:42:38 | More by GarthDanielson
Bush De Noël from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
90 out of 100 based on 680 ratings.