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Bush De Noël - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

780 Ratings
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Ratings: 780
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 36
Gots: 67 | FT: 1
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Andreji on 12-08-2001

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Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ahalset
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kdivers
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of absolutbc2001
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
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
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
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
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kips
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travelguy
4.78/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tappangordo
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
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
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
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
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Photo of Moses13
3.21/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brandon911
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris24tian
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcconnell325
4.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of epyon396
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JasW
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a quickly dissipating off white head into a Spiegelau tulip. Wildly fragrant, musty-spicy nose. Taste follows the nose - spice, yeast, dark fruits, and booziness. Mildly viscous mouthfeel. Mouthwatering drinkabilty. This is a Christmastime winner.

Photo of ScotB260
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of amvrana
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bush De Noël from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
90 out of 100 based on 780 ratings.