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Bush De Noël - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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705 Ratings

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Ratings: 705
Reviews: 431
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 26
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
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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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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Braheem
4.98/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Really like this dark ale. It pours a deep dark orange with particali floating about from the re-fermentation. I love a good strong dark Belgium and this beer is no exception.

This beer is so smooth and well carbonated it's far to easy to have one to many...there is some boozy warmth to the taste and feel but that's what makes it a perfect winter warmer.

Overall an awesome beer, look forward to picking this up next x-mas season.

Braheem, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of Eisen
4.9/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured a 2010 Scaldis Noel Premium into a Piraat tulip glass. Best before 2015. A thick white/cream head that fades rather quickly into no lacing and a cafe thin layer head over a dark amber cloudy liquid . Two years aging in simi optimal conditions. Smells of everything. Tastes of everything. Dates, bananas, chocolate, coffee, kiwi, ginger, nutmeg, curry (this is amazing!). Toasted marshmallow, orange bitters, a touch of cinnamon, slightly toasted/burnt cream/salted lemon/spiced cider/flan/a crisp tart/sweet potatoes. It is not as drinkable as it could possibly be: it is an amazing beverage that expresses its spiciness too much in combination with its slightly too high of level of syrupyness and sweetness. Balanced wonderfully, yet it does not yield itself to more than four glasses. An amazing beverage that should be tried by all who come accros it.

Eisen, Dec 26, 2013
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4.9/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 8.48 oz bottle into a chalice

A- pours a honey color with a very little head, no lacing. As I see this beer now I believe its been on the shelf for a year or so... and yes I'm very happy for this

S- smells of figgy pudding, dark fruits, raisins, dried plums... very wine like, like a good muskat from the island of samos, Greece

T- sweet thick wine, raisins, muskat sweet grapes, dried plums, dark sweet fruits

M- sweet and thick bodied. Dangerously drinking for the well hidden ABv at 12%

O- quite a find we have here, thanks to my buddy. This is something I'd like to see with a couple of years more of aging since I am almost 101% this has been on the shelf for a year alreadt..

warrenout330, Nov 01, 2012
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4.85/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cork bounced off ceiling but pours a slight white head that fades quickly, leaving no lace. Almost clear amber color, with some floaties. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Dark fruit and alcohol nose. Flavor is sweet, dark fruit and hints of the very high ABV which label puts at 13%. Warming, nice strong ale. Worth trying at $18.95 for a caged and corked 750ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

jdhilt, May 29, 2010
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4.83/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes. Enjoyed at The Bodega Brew Pub, La Crosse, WI on Aug. 10, 2010.

Appearance: Coppery color with a hint of red. Only half a finger or so of light tan foam, retention of just a minute or two, but left nice lacing down the glass.

Smell: A snoot-full of aromas! Spicy, yeasty and alcoholic, there were dried fruit notes, along with caramel and banana. Almost enjoyed the smell more than the taste (almost!).

Taste: Quite sweet with caramelized sugars and nutmeg. Definitely Christmassy, even though this bottle was enjoyed in the sticky summer. Lots of fruit flavors, among them banana, cherry and dried fruits like raisins and figs. The alcohol seems well hidden.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Great finish, with a lingering sweetness, and dryness from the formidable alcohol level. Plenty of carbonation in this beer.

Overall: Always a favorite, it had to be one of my requests at the Bodega after a year in China. I never want more than one, but I often want one.

dbaker61, Oct 11, 2011
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4.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

8.48 oz bottle poured into a Duvel glass.

A - Reddish amber color, light head, low carbonation, some fine sediment suspended in the ale...could've been the way I poured it.

S - Alcohol, cherry, malt

T - This is a big beer. I could taste alcohol, malt and cherry fruitiness. Reminded me a bit of Piraat...but more potent.

M - Creamy, full mouthfeel. Serious warmth and some tingle on the tongue.

D - A very enjoyable drink. It's warming. The balance of sugar and alcohol is producing an excellent bubbly high that makes me smile wide. Wish I had more of this one.


ntillemans, Jan 09, 2008
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4.78/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

*Bottle: 25cl
*Alcohol: 12%
*Brewery: Brasserie Dubuisson, B-7904 Pipaix
*Place beer was reviewed: Op kot, Lange Ridderstraat 19/3, B-2800 Mechelen

Every year around Christmas I await the arrival of all these great Christmas beer. Dobbel Palm, Gordon’s Christmas, Bush Noël,…
Bush is one of my favourite beers. It is more then just a beer for me. I also have a lot of good memory’s of drinking together with friends attached to it. I first drank it on a night to remember and since then I only drink it when I am with good friends. Only now, in order to review this beer on the website, I have bought some in the supermarket.

It pours out a darkish red fluid that doesn’t want to start growing a head. It’s a respectable gentleman and doesn’t want to do the dirty work. So you will have to help him. Keep the glass tilted and pour it in nice and wild. If you succeed in making a head, enjoy it, because it won’t last long.
The nostril system was mostly pleased with this beer. Rich odours of caramel, chocolate, candy, pepper and malt. The first taste gives you all you already knew from the smell. But now you also get a sour yeast taste . It keeps on lingering in my mouth. It’s like I’m eating some kind of ripe fruit. This beer is very rich, also in yeast. I always poor it out till the bottom. When I get it served and it is already poured in, they tend to leave the yeast in the bottle. I think this is more a personal choice. Sometimes adding or leaving the yeast can give the same beer a different taste. And with some people, the yeast might trigger something inside. Personally I prefer the beer with yeast. It is healthy too.

Ut vivat, crescat, floreat!

Bierschenker, Feb 25, 2005
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Bush De Noël from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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