Bush De Noël - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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Reviews by psuKinger:
3.68/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle given to me by my buddy Griff; a Belgian Christmas beer that we didn't quite get to during our blind taste test over the holiday.
Bottle poured into my New Belgium Globe.
A: A light shade of brown, somewhat hazy but I can still make out the shape of my fingers on the other side of the glass. A moderate off-white head sat on top but much of it dissipated fairly quickly. A thin-but-present ring remained through, though, and left good lacing on the glass.
S: Lots of spice, cinnamin, and barley-sugars. I can instantly tell this beer will be sweet.
T: Sweet with cinnamin and nutmeg spice, as indicated in the nose. The cinnamon and holiday spice arrive early and dominate throughout much of the flavor. Barley sweetness and notes of a spicy belgian yeast strain remain underneath but shine through a bit more prominently toward the end.
M: Light and spicy, with good carbonation and a good amount of sugary flavors left behind on the finish.
D/O: About mid-way through this glass I began to feel like the unbalanced sweetness was wearing on me. But there was enough flavor and spice in there to keep me coming back, and by the time I approached the bottom, this beer had warmed nicely and really opened up, with a touch of bitterness arriving on the back end that really rounded things out nicely.
My suggestion: Let this guy warm up. The benefit is significant here.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2012 21:46:46 | More by psuKinger
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3.16/5 rDev -21.4%
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
Bush De Noël from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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