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Bush De Noël - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

698 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 698
Reviews: 431
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 25
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
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Belgium

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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aquatonex

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this as a guest bottle at ABC upstairs during my visit back to Amherst end of 2006.

Pours deep brown with a slight reddish hue with 2-3 fingers foamy head, decent retention and well carbonated. Reminds me of Trois Pistoles. For a 12% ABV, smell does not have the telltale aromas. Nose is somewhat spiced but mostly consists of sweet dark fruits and maltiness. Taste follows with a well-hidden underlying alcohol dark rum-like quality along with the classic raisiny dark fruit flavors. Again, similar to Trois Pistoles but sweeter and more fruity. Overall, very good, I always like to see a good Strong Dark Ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2006 19:36:47 | More by aquatonex
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Jonny41

Maine

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-25-2013 00:01:08 | More by Jonny41
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-21-2013 19:56:08 | More by InspectorBob
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kew

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-19-2012 21:07:46 | More by kew
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seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

250ml bottle poured into shaker pint glass.

BBE 17/10/2007

A- Mahogany body with lots of yeast floaters, 3 finger creamy tan head with lots of lovely sticky lacing and excellent retention considering abv.

S- Malt domination, rich fruit cake, prunes, dark fruits, slight vinous note. Some wholemeal bread.

T- Liquid rich fruit cake. Some sweet sherry alcohol heat richess lingers in the finish. Detecting a wholemeal bread and lingering after the alcohol.Finish is suprisingly tea like.

M- Low carbonation, full body.

D- Age certainly hasnt hurt this one. A classic sipper. Excellent nightcap.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 21:32:27 | More by seanyfo
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Kristi


4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-13-2012 21:58:35 | More by Kristi
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Dbot

Delaware

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-31-2013 23:32:43 | More by Dbot
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Jayli

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 1/5
Poured in to my Brooklyn snifter

A: This beer pours a deep reddish/brown color with nice two finger of khaki/off-white head. Wispy lacing is left on the glass.

S: Nose is heavy on the malt and dark fruits with hints of spicing.

T: Taste is quite nice. I was expecting more spicing, but was surprised to find it wasn't. Candied molasses and caramel malt start this one off with dark fruit coming in - raisin, fig, and a bit of plum. Some spicing and minor yeast flavoring finish this out.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, nice somewhat creamy body to this.

D: Goes down easily, pretty tasty, not too filling, oddly well hidden kick, and decent representation of style.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2011 14:38:35 | More by Jayli
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jayhawk73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with reddish highlights. Thin off-white head, which quickly disappears. Fairly easy to see through in spite of style. Nose is apricot, brandy, raisin, fig, alcohol. Very sweet, and you definitely notice the alcohol. Taste is the exact same as the nose, with the alcohol really coming through. Just short of overpowering though. Feel is full, with sweet/malt/alcohol in full force. Overall, this is a good sipper, and might improve with a couple years in the cellar. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 02:02:27 | More by jayhawk73
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beerhorn12

Oregon

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-27-2011 05:20:16 | More by beerhorn12
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WolfAlynn

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-29-2013 09:07:59 | More by WolfAlynn
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John

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pleasantly semi-dark and delicious. A bit more carbonated than I expected and more so than the regular Scaldis. Ripe plums, raisins, a touch of dark roasted malt, alcohol warming and subdued hops round out the experience. One to gently sip and savour.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2002 11:23:10 | More by John
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beerpadawan

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-27-2012 18:33:27 | More by beerpadawan
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Ainjyll

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-22-2014 03:56:32 | More by Ainjyll
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Wildman

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a dark copper color and formed a small bubbly off white head that coated the glass with lace as it subsided. A medium amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of malt, caramel, honey and some spices with hints of the alcohol. The flavor was of malt, caramel and some citrus. The body was slightly creamy and the finish was sweet with the warming aspect of the alcohol present. Not a bad little bottle of Christmas cheer.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2004 02:25:27 | More by Wildman
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ambruns1979

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-10-2012 07:26:16 | More by ambruns1979
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bsopko

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-16-2013 17:48:45 | More by bsopko
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-22-2011 01:33:17 | More by HoistinBrews
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anteater

Oregon

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-24-2012 06:42:10 | More by anteater
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harpus

Alabama

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-20-2013 17:35:26 | More by harpus
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-23-2011 04:25:49 | More by Exiled
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-18-2012 19:08:33 | More by millelacsmark
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Kendo

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got it on-tap at Lionheart in Albany, where the tap handle says "Scaldis Noel" and they serve it in two options: a small glass for $4 (happy hour prices) or $6 (regular prices); or in a larger glass, probably about 8 - 10 oz, for $6/$8. I of course went for the larger glass. . . .

A: Dark amber body with a very small white head that settles quickly to a minimal film. Despite the lack of head, however, it leaves rings all the way down the glass.

S: Very nice nose -- dominated by fruit and alcohol with a bit of malt in there too. Cherries, raisins and figs or dates come to mind, along with ripe apples, with a big hit of booze; rum, I think -- maybe even spiced rum.

T: Sweet and hot. Think spiced, rum-spiked apple cider and you kind of have the idea. Fruit is most evident early in the sip -- cherries again, along with the dried fruits (raisins, prunes), but at the back of the mouth is overwhelmed by a spicy heat. I swear I get some true spice in there as well -- i.e., cloves or even cinnamon sweetness. I also thought of bubble gum sweetness at one point too. In the end it finishes VERY hot, as you can feel that 12% ABV at the back of the mouth, down the gulley and warming the belly.

M: Good feel to it, with a pretty clean finish despite the fruity sweetness. The alcohol heat seems to re-boot the palate. Heavy in weight/heft.

D: This is a definite sipper -- the booziness sends that message loud and clear -- and at 12% ABV you don't want to have more than one. But that one will be tasty and enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2007 16:29:35 | More by Kendo
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Scaldis Noel - 8.48 fl.oz. bottle served in my DFH goblet. Poured a murky prune juice color with a two inch creamy, off-white head with some tiny bubbles embedded in the cap and below the line. Some tiny floaties evident in solution. Head eventually settles into a fairly consistent quarter-inch skim. Thick swaths of lacing coat the sides of the glass during the tasting. Nose is dark fruit (prunes/figs, perhaps some grapes), some brown sugar, maybe a touch of yeast. Taste follows nose with the addition of a slightly bready quality. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a light carbonation - a very nice and warming mouthfeel without being boozy. Alcohol is well-hidden at 12% I have to say - closer to 8% or 9% in my opinion if I were to hazard a guess. Very tasty, but fairly steep at $4.49 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2009 00:20:51 | More by Jwale73
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-20-2013 22:30:33 | More by Slatetank
Bush De Noël from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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