Bush De Noël - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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Reviews by basica:
4.4/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - Pours a translucent dark red color, reminiscent of red wine, with a thick, foamy tan head, medium retention, and some fizzling below (4.5)
S - Intense brown sugar sweetness and maltiness on the nose with loads of caramel and fruity suggestions of ripe berries. A light swirl releases substantial notes of alcohol onto the nose (4.5)
T - Syrupy brown sugar sweetness upfront with notes of caramel and molasses; fruity phenols with suggestions of dates, plums, berries and raisin amidst a rich malt background. Substantial alcholic notes show up in the middle, gradually fading off towards a sweet, fruity and phenolic finish (4.5)
M - Medium-bodied thickness at most; slightly thin for a high ABV beer like this; a tad syrupy-textured with a pleasant creamy smoothness and significant alcohol warming (4.5)
D - At 12% ABV and hardly hiding the alcohol, this beer feels fairly liquorish and it seems like it is an interesting cross between a Barley Wine and a Belgian Strong Dark ale. Nonetheless undeniably great nose, flavor and feel; probably not a session but definitely an experience (4)
Procured online from BelgianShop.com for the Christmas season and consumed on December 26, 2010.
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2010 08:26:08 | More by basica
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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
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