Bush De Noël - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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Reviews by RoamingGnome:
4/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2012 Scaldis Noel
Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a CBS snifter. Served slightly chilled.
A) A brandy colored brew. There was a full finger of off-white head. Nice retention and decent lacing.
S) An aroma of brown sugar. I'm picking up some of the yeast as well. There's a bit of raisin and spice. Some alcohol as it warms.
T) Very close to the nose. There is a pleasant sort of spicy sweetness. The 12% ABV is well hidden. A nice aftertaste as well, with just a little alcohol warmth, that's worth noting.
M) Medium-bodied lightly carbonated, starts out smooth, finishes a little bit sticky, before drying out a bit.
O) A nice holiday offering here, and quite a pleasure to drink on a cold New Year's Eve in Wisconsin. Glad to recommend this beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2013 02:47:22 | More by RoamingGnome
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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.