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Bush De Noël - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

697 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 697
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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Stugotzo

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-03-2014 19:19:54 | More by Stugotzo
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BJSmit

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

02-02-2014 20:12:14 | More by BJSmit
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PGVG

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

01-31-2014 22:36:05 | More by PGVG
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Taologic

California

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

01-31-2014 06:01:44 | More by Taologic
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-31-2014 05:26:22 | More by ricecracker420
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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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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-21-2014 18:34:10 | More by PatGreer
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civicm87

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

01-20-2014 00:30:29 | More by civicm87
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pod

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

01-18-2014 06:16:14 | More by pod
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srw

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-18-2014 03:58:18 | More by srw
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gtermi

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-17-2014 03:23:25 | More by gtermi
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

01-13-2014 20:56:18 | More by mattmarka1
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a dark, rich, ruby-caramel coloring that is slightly murky, and starts with a frothy, bubbly, off-white head that quickly disappears. Slow trails of carbonation bubbles throughout the body of the beer. Aromas of grape, fig, raisin, and date on the forward bouquet, with earthy notes, cherry highlights, hints of booze, and a very subtle spice blend. Very rich and robust nose. Flavors are very rich and chewy forward, with lots of old world fruit and a heavy helping of warmth flourishing the taste buds. The rich and sweet notes blend terrifically, with heavy cherry and fig notes in the forefront. Very rich, robust, and heavy bodied beer, with a building warmth at the end of the palate. There is a sharpness that cuts through the end of the beer, likely a combination of the increased ABV and the carbonation. It truly helps to keep the drinkability up. Sweet candied notes in the aftertaste combine with the old world fruit characteristics, lightening them up a bit right before the slick, clean finish. It's really impressive how a beer this big clears the palate so quickly at the tail-end. Great beer!

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 01:42:38 | More by GarthDanielson
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Danny1217

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-12-2014 17:40:48 | More by Danny1217
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SFC21

Florida

3/5  rDev -25.6%

01-07-2014 03:52:33 | More by SFC21
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pkalix

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

01-05-2014 21:36:38 | More by pkalix
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ystazi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-05-2014 01:17:16 | More by ystazi
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JoeBloe

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-04-2014 18:10:19 | More by JoeBloe
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Bromine

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-03-2014 20:47:07 | More by Bromine
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sachie23

New York

3/5  rDev -25.6%

01-02-2014 20:23:04 | More by sachie23
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Dbot

Delaware

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-31-2013 23:32:43 | More by Dbot
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sd123

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

12-31-2013 04:14:15 | More by sd123
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/26/2014. Pours cloudy reddish copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big cherry, plum, raisin, apple, pear, caramel, candi sugar, clove, pepper, toast, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big cherry, plum, pear, apple, raisin, caramel, candi sugar, toast, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of cherry, plum, pear, apple, raisin, caramel, candi sugar, toast, clove, pepper, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and malt flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly slick, crisp, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian strong ale. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 00:25:41 | More by superspak
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Jeff22

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-30-2013 23:21:33 | More by Jeff22
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jonb5

United Kingdom (England)

4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330 bottle poured into Kasteel chalice. A: Bronze,
ruby, dark brown mahogany colour, fairly clear for
such a big beer, small tanned head which it
battled hard to keep, moderate lacing. S: Besides
the expected molasses and fruity notes it had an
unexpected hoppy aroma and some phenolic
hubba bubba. T: Fruity esters, fudge, slight prune,
kept the booze under wraps until the finish where
it was dominant and prolonged. M: Thick, chewy,
smooth, well carbonated. O: This packs a pretty
heavy punch, treat with caution and respect. On
the minus side it lacked that extra something that
sets the very best beers aside, could have had
slightly more flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 19:55:42 | More by jonb5
Bush De Noël from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
90 out of 100 based on 697 ratings.