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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
Brewed by:
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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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revooner

Colorado

5/5  rDev +24.1%

12-20-2013 00:45:38 | More by revooner
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-20-2013 00:13:34 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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jmjwolfman

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-19-2013 04:26:31 | More by jmjwolfman
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy medium to dark coppery amber with a half finger fine ivory colored head with great retention and pillowy lacing. Rich aroma of caramel malt, dark fruit, brown sugar, Belgian yeast and spicing. Wow, flavor is sweet caramel malt, pear, light and dark stone fruit, sweet syrup, bready Belgian yeast, cinnamon and clove; both warming and a bit boozy, almost reminiscent of a fruit liqueur. Sharp bitter finish with residual sweetness. Medium, creamy body. A warming, sweet, intensely flavored dark strong ale with all the Belgian spicing and yeast elements expected. Perhaps a bit on the boozy side, but if approached as a strong, but tasty sipper, perfect for the holidays. Definitely a candidate for aging to mellow out the alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 04:06:34 | More by LiquidAmber
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-18-2013 01:51:19 | More by mc4z
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

12-17-2013 08:21:36 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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Braheem

Oregon

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 05:10:13 | More by Braheem
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-15-2013 03:05:45 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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campfirebrew

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-15-2013 01:39:19 | More by campfirebrew
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-14-2013 11:46:07 | More by ejimhof
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Luiz0930

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-12-2013 05:28:37 | More by Luiz0930
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PJHOY

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

12-11-2013 23:30:23 | More by PJHOY
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-11-2013 19:52:22 | More by kscaldef
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is your classic Belgian strong ale, and to me a beer that is versatile beyond just the Christmas holiday. 2013 vintage drinking well immediately. dark rum color to it, with an active but short lived cream colored head. I smell a ton of dried fruit and booze in this, alcohol soaked raisins and plums come to mind, as well as a classic dried cherry sweetness. the malt is darker, but not black at all, caramel and amber, bready in taste, with very little real spice flavor in this at all, just a prominent Belgian yeast strain and then the booze. its not as complex as some, but its put together well and allows the yeast to be the star here. I think this has range all through winter, regardless of when the holidays are. if its cold out, this is a fine winter warmer. it finishes a little sweeter than I want it to, which makes it a bottle to pass around. well carbonated though, and one of those beers you sort of appreciate that the booze level isn't hidden at all. a reminder of the season.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 16:30:08 | More by StonedTrippin
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mte1972

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

12-11-2013 15:08:10 | More by mte1972
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DBosco

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-11-2013 09:09:15 | More by DBosco
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served at a good temperature with a large, foamy, frothy, cream-colored head that settles slowly, and good lacing. Color is a clear medium honey amber. Aroma is malt, candy sugar, caramel, spice, yeast. Flavor's like nose, sweet, then bitter, followed distantly by tang mixed with the candy sugar, yeast, and suggestion of hop. Body is good but carbonation a little weak. Finish is like flavor, strength is there, good quaffing.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 06:32:33 | More by drpimento
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csustar001

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-10-2013 22:38:31 | More by csustar001
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Alex5

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-10-2013 02:01:02 | More by Alex5
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-09-2013 06:59:20 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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h-bomb

Georgia

3/5  rDev -25.6%

12-09-2013 02:39:11 | More by h-bomb
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lockewoodfin

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

12-08-2013 02:20:11 | More by lockewoodfin
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wollefdoogylloj

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

12-07-2013 23:25:50 | More by wollefdoogylloj
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-06-2013 13:59:11 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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ChrisKuhns

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-02-2013 22:44:32 | More by ChrisKuhns
Bush De Noël from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
90 out of 100 based on 698 ratings.