Bush De Noël - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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Reviews by ktrillionaire:
4.65/5 rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This review was from around Christmas time, on-tap at the Dunedin House of Beer:
A - Reddish amber like a Jerez Brandy, save for the small head that encircles the rim.
S -A rich Port nose is immediately apparent, segueing into some roasted grain and alcohol that transforms the vinous quality into a Cognac impression.
T - Rich buttery flavor has hints of everything decadent: cocoa, vanilla, caramel, honey, winter spice, and bubblegum; a citric, peppery and savory hop; and Cognac. Every one of those elements is present in only the most moderate level, with the exception of boozy Cognac sensibilities, of which there are plenty. This is a tremendously special brew on draft.
M - Nice, like a velvety barleywine; it is not syrupy either, despite low carbonation and relatively high viscosity.
D - This was a great selection for catching up with an old friend over the holiday; an exquisite sipper. Nice choice Z!
Serving type: on-tap
02-17-2010 23:42:15 | More by ktrillionaire
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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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