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Bush De Noël - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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90
outstanding

780 Ratings
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Ratings: 780
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 36
Gots: 67 | FT: 1
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: Andreji on 12-08-2001

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Photo of soulcougher
4.61/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bmac093
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NJBeer265
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of patre_tim
4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown with an amber tinge, looks filtered, at least no cloudiness. Translucent. Lots of small and large bubbles. One finger of eggshell head.


S: Dare I say, skunk is the first odor. Dark fruits, cherry, hard cherry liquor like almost cough syrup. Orange liquor, like Contreau. Dark deep Christmas cake fruits in a sweet sort of liquor way. Skunk doesn’t stay though, its more of like a banana in time.


T: Deep rich maltiness, Christmas cake, even Christmas pudding with candied cherries, figs, candied orange peel. Bananas, like dried bananas, alcohol is definitely present but hidden to the end. At the end its clear on the back half of the tongue, and burns in the throat. Reminds me of the dark Trappist ales, but different.


M: Substantial but light. Big, light, and foamy carbonation. Splash of hidden alcohol on the back of the mouth and throat.

O: Excellent brew. Best I’ve had by this company. 9 out of 10 from me. Found and drank in Kunming, Jan 19th, 2015. Saw this in Bruges, Belgium at B2, but had to pass up for all the other choices. Glad I found it in Asia.

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

Photo of kkmiller76
4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.99/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 ounce bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, cloudy, deep, dark mahogany color, with a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic! Lots of dried fruit, such as prunes, raisins, dates and nuts, along with tones of toasted malt. Some notes of spices such as clove, cinnamon, and brown sugar. I get some toffee and Belgian yeast as well.

Taste: Exactly like the aroma! Tons of dried fruit, such as prunes, raisins, dates, followed by some spices of clove, cinnamon, brown sugar, followed by some toasted malt and finished by tons of awesome Belgian yeast.

Mouthfeel: Slightly chewy, with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 12%, I’m surprised that there’s not more of a presence of alcohol on the palate. I mean there’s alcohol there, but its’ pretty well masked. Deceptively, so.

Overall: Jesus, this is another awesome Belgian Christmas beer! I love all of the stone fruit and spices which play really well with the malt and the yeast. Delicious! If you’re a fan of Belgian Christmas beers, and you’ve never had this beer, I highly recommend it! You will not be disappointed!

Photo of sgttibbs
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Furlinator
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cinnamon spice banana bread. Very good.

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ahalset
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kdivers
4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hockeypuck
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of absolutbc2001
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

On tap and keg aged for one year at Henry Street Ale House in Brooklyn Heights.

Look- last pour from keg! So a thin head and cloudier than normal. Dark walnut brown with a bit of a grey color added.

Smell- star anice, banana, malt and hops. Not overly strong but balanced and sweet, with a hint of a red fruit pino.

Taste- amazing. Complex sweet start that is pounced on by hops and bitter malt. Fineshesh long and strong with a trace of alcohol but nothing compared to its probably 13% alcohol and without extreme sweetness to cover it. Also slightly sour, which might be from last pou.

Mouth feel- a little over carbonated for my taste which makes it thin. However, very long and malty finish.

Photo of biernack
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic winter beer, very strong, very Belgian. Beautiful color of very dark amber, foam disappears rather quickly, rich in taste.

Photo of 51mmz0rz
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Intense barleywine. Not as Belgian forward as I expected, but delicious none the less.

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenMind
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kips
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travelguy
4.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tappangordo
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Limelite
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of logicalparadox
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

High octane, with lots of abbey ale quality. Lots of dark dry fruits, dark bread, and Belgian yeast notes, but the overall impression that I keep coming back to is a less sweet rum and coke, made with good rum!

Going down, you can easily guess this one packs a punch, but you'd never in your life guess it was 12%! Winter warmer, indeed.

Photo of TBoneJones
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my chalice..has a cranberry-amber color to its light-in-appearance body. Barely a head. Fair lacing.
Smells very nice, like tart but juicy cherries, with a slight alcohol burn, and a hint of darker fruits.
Taste is like what hit my nose. Malts, sweet fruit (cherries), with a mellow burn and a bubblegum flavor that develops. Not too complex. These flavors remain tasty throughout, Noel finishes with a peppery bite, slightly dry, but just right
Mouthfeel is medium and creamy, with ample carbonation.
A great way to kick back on Christmas Eve.

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Bush De Noël from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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