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Bush De Noël - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

789 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 789
Reviews: 448
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 38
Gots: 72 | 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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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 Scaldis Noel

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a CBS snifter. Served slightly chilled.

A) A brandy colored brew. There was a full finger of off-white head. Nice retention and decent lacing.

S) An aroma of brown sugar. I'm picking up some of the yeast as well. There's a bit of raisin and spice. Some alcohol as it warms.

T) Very close to the nose. There is a pleasant sort of spicy sweetness. The 12% ABV is well hidden. A nice aftertaste as well, with just a little alcohol warmth, that's worth noting.

M) Medium-bodied lightly carbonated, starts out smooth, finishes a little bit sticky, before drying out a bit.

O) A nice holiday offering here, and quite a pleasure to drink on a cold New Year's Eve in Wisconsin. Glad to recommend this beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

25cl Bottle Labeled Scaldis Noel Poured nearly clear with a really nice reddish orange glowing body and a rather small head on top. First aroma reminded me of a cinnamon cookie. Spicy with a hint of citrus and orange. Alcohol is very noticible in the nose. Mouthfeel is quite effervescent and crisp.Flavors are spicy, sweet malts but again the alcohol is there also. Overall not a bad seasonal. Thanks for the bottle John.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Small 250ml bottle, pours a reddish-brown with off-white one finger bubbled head, effervescence, there are lots of small floaties in this brew.

Aroma of yeast, brown sugar sweetness, dark fruit, some dark bread and cake mix sweetness.

Flavor of dark fruit and bread, a touch of dark candy and/or brown sugar sweetness in the background, there is pepper at the finish, faint spices that are tasted one of them is cinnamon, faint taste of alcohol but this did not take away from my enjoyment of this brew.

Mouth feel is a little more then medium, has some creaminess on the palate,

A nice Winter Warmer drink.

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

A-a cloudy amber with a fingers worth of white head that sticks to the glass and leaves some nice lacing around the top

S-sticky malt, caramel, lots of fruity sweetness, apples, figs, raisins, and Belgian yeast.

T-Definitely tasting the alcohol in this one. Caramel malt, raisins, light spices, and an oaky finish

M-medium to full body and spicy carbonation

Overall a real sipper due to the high ABV, but the alcohol doesn't mask the flavors which is good.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thick off-white head, lots of lacing, solid amber color body, and very clean and clear looking.

Big raisin and candied sugar aroma. Get a bit of over ripe banana, clove, and various spices from the yeast.

A touch of alcohol comes through but blends in with the yeast flavor profile and candied sugars. The raisin aroma also comes through strong in the taste. Sweet upfront, alcohol comes through in the middle, and a slight pepperiness rounds out the back end.

Not the most complex Belgian beer, but has plenty going on to enjoy and appreciate.

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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

P: Poured into a tulip glass: a muddy brown strong brewed tea color. Few bubbles and a fast fading white head with slight lacing around sides once agitated.

S: Sweet Candice's malt followed by banana taffy. After a good swirl the aroma changes to a heavy bouquet of bubblegum. Almost Monty with a hint of spicyness.

T/M: Huge alcohol profile with timid hops and a bubblegum sweetness. The finish is full of dry astringent cherry flavor.

O: Very impressed with the dramatic sweetness and overall flavor profile that comes from such a strong brew. The sweet definitely caresses the sleeping alcohol dragon.

Bush De Noël from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
90 out of 100 based on 789 ratings.