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Bush De Noël - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

745 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 745
Reviews: 435
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 33
Gots: 54 | FT: 1
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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4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

found the color a little curious. I expected a much darker beer and when it poured a burnt orangish color, I was wishing it was either a little darker or a little lighter. It did pour a nice thick head though. had held up and laced nicely. The aroma is very much a strong Belgian ale with hints to break, must, cheese, raisins. Now that I think of it sort of like a fruitcake, but maybe it’s the seasonal label influencing me. First sip a full mouth-feel and a noticeable alcohol tingle. Very sweet followed by a little bitterness. Nice alcohol burn and a little warmth in the cheeks. A very good Christmas beer. One to sip and enjoy on a cold night.

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4.04/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330cL bottle into a chalice
26/07/2014


A: Very hazy to the point of being nearly opaque. Kind of an ugly colored brown, with less than 1/2 a fingers width of fizzy head that quickly dissipates down and leaves essentially no lacing. 3.25

S: Tons of vinous dark fruit notes, candied sugar, caramel/toffee. The vinous notes are almost tart at times. 4

T: Sweetness with dark fruits, cocoa, candied sugar. A pretty solid degree of spice that I didn’t get on the nose at all, with an almost bitter quality3.75. A bit of booze that adds a nice balancing component, but may be a bit dominant at times. 3.75

M/D: Full bodied, carbonation appropriate, ABV noticeable but fairly tame for 12%, drinkability is dangerously good. 4

O: Enjoyable beer. Not something I would go to often, but certainly worth a try. 4

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.72/5  rDev +17.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of Flounder57
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: A one finger off white head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is an amber color with vision of tiny bubbles when held up to a light.

Smell: Fruity, dark fruits, cherries, raisins, warm alcohol, spicy, bready, fruit cake, candied orange, caramel,

Taste: Same as above. A little heat from the alcohol. Some bitterness. Sweetness and bready malts, spicy, and fruity.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, a bit dry, nice warm alcohol, high carbonation, a little chewy, and medium to high carbonation.

Overall: Haven't had this style of beer in a while. Forgot how much I miss them. I should revisit this and others more often. So nice during these winter months.

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From notes.

Ruby red with a tan head. Smells of malt, fresh baked sweet bread, dark fruits and tanning. An explosion of sweetness leaves notes of rich milk chocolate, allspice, nutmeg, oatmeal, black licorice, sugar and plum scattered across the palette. Thick and creamy with a lingering, warming alcohol heat. A bit too sweet and rich but never cloying.

A nice Belgian is as a nice Belgian does.

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Bush De Noël from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
90 out of 100 based on 745 ratings.