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Bush De Noël - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

696 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 696
Reviews: 431
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 24
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Andreji on 12-08-2001)
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Reviews by Cylinsier:
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

11.2 oz

Pours an opaque woody brown. Off-white lacing for a head.

Smells of caramel, cherries, bretty yeasts, mild nuttiness, a hint of spice and grassy malts.

Flavor of caramel, buttered bread, apples, almonds, a hint of scotch, and a mild hop bitter aftertaste.

Full body with fluffy carbonation on the roof of the mouth and notable alcohol stinging, plus a warming sensation going down.

Really fantastic, among the best of the best of Belgian dark ales. Scaldis now officially makes two of my favorite beers of all time. I'd been looking for this one for a few years now around Christmas and I am happy to say I am not disappointed. Definitely a sipper, doesn't much try to conceal its strength, which is fine by me. A must-try and will look to have this again and again.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 22:33:38 | More by Cylinsier
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-10-2014 17:39:46 | More by kjkinsey
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MikeDAdams

Idaho

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

07-07-2014 18:05:18 | More by MikeDAdams
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Jcarter1221

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-03-2014 04:13:38 | More by Jcarter1221
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mvdillman

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-29-2014 14:47:45 | More by mvdillman
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Scaldis de Noel has a very thin, off-white collar of foam (hardly even that, really), a clear, bubbly, rust-red appearance, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of rich, sharp, sweet, caramel sugar and medium-roasted malt. Taste is of those elements, with a noticeable alcohol presentation in the brandywine style. There is only the faintest shadow of bitterness, here. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, slick, and somewhat chalky, sad to say. Scaldis de Noel finishes boozy, chalky, and rich.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 13:35:34 | More by RonaldTheriot
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-17-2014 15:49:37 | More by wrightst
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jellikit

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: orange-copper. Thin foamy head. Slight haze.

S: faint vinegar. Fig. Caramel.

T: toffee. Fruit. Alcohol. Banana. Clove. On the sweet side.

M: highly carbonated. Heavy body.

O: big X-mas beer. Heavy on the body. Heavy on the alcohol. Fruity and spicy with a winter-warming alcohol finish.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 04:04:05 | More by jellikit
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-30-2014 19:35:15 | More by Latarnik
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azorie

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-19-2014 14:14:52 | More by azorie
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz Bottle from the Palm Desert CA Total Wine for $2

Appearance – Clear brown colour with an above average size fizzy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell – Malts, caramel, booze, dark fruits

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, all spice. There is also some dark fruits, booze, and a red licorice type flavour.

Overall – A big boozy beer that is perfect for the holidays. One of the better xmas season brews that I have had. I'd have no issues drinking this any time of year.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 00:56:51 | More by spinrsx
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jadler16

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-02-2014 16:52:23 | More by jadler16
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VoiceOfTheSoul

Pennsylvania

3.16/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: dark amber with an off white, small head, not much lacing
S: Sweet and some hops with cherries, thick bready malts
T: Vinous, figs and raisins, grassy and bitter, notes of cocoa and cola, syrupy
M: sharp, effervescent slightly cloying and sour and astringent for only a moment
O: much better than a lot of other winter warmer type beers, not overly spiced, malty with a bit of cloying sweetness and quick, sharp bitterness

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 14:03:33 | More by VoiceOfTheSoul
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Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-05-2014 15:51:46 | More by Artjsantos
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-15-2014 23:41:43 | More by Texasfan549
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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Karibourgeois

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-08-2014 21:09:34 | More by Karibourgeois
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NWHopinator

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-05-2014 17:44:59 | More by NWHopinator
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unclekeith

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

02-24-2014 16:18:02 | More by unclekeith
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ArtZan

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

02-21-2014 20:55:18 | More by ArtZan
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Zimm

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

02-16-2014 23:30:02 | More by Zimm
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.1%

02-14-2014 23:24:00 | More by mquinn919
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Josbor11

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-13-2014 20:48:42 | More by Josbor11
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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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Bush De Noël from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
90 out of 100 based on 696 ratings.