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Bush De Nuits - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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BA SCORE
88
very good

77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 14.93%
Wants: 14
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Made from Scaldis (Bush) Noel aged for 6 months in Bourgogne barrels from the world famous "Nuits St Georges" vineyard.

(Beer added by: thierrynantes on 12-19-2008)
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22Blue, Apr 16, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2013 vintage. Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a slightly hazy amber hue with moderate carbonation producing a 2-3 inch bubbly light tan head. Good retention. No lacing.
S: Soft caramel malt; cinnamon, clove, and other soft spice; golden raisin; subtle hint of oak comes through especially with warming.
T: Chewy dark dried fruit, red berries, a distinct vinous note, oaky vanilla, and a hint of soft spice (cinnamon, clove, etc.). With warming, the red berry note becomes even more prominent.
M: Medium body...drinks lighter than the ABV would suggest. Lightly sweet. Moderate carbonation prickle. Decent lingering on the palate with a dry fruit note persisting. The ABV is extremely well hidden here.
D: I like the impact that aging in wine barrels has on this brew...vinous notes, berry notes, oak/vanilla notes all coming from this process. The end result is a well-balanced offering with good complexity and easy drinkability (especially given the ABV).
P.S. The ABV does eventually catch up to you...it is 13% after all.

mwilbur, Apr 14, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was actually from Francois not me (looking at you Matt), thanks Francois.

Nice creamy head sticks around, but small, decent legs, amber almost chestnut brown.

Nose fruity, little candy, dark malts, little syrupy, mild fruity wine like, bit of esters.

Taste sweet syrupy candy, fruity wine like candy and vinous notes, apple skin, little toffee and fermented molasses, hints of esters and floral characters, etc.

Mouth is med bod, plenty of carb. mild warming booze drinks too easily.

jlindros, Apr 04, 2014
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4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy brown hue with some thin halo.

S - Aromas of barrels, sweet malts, apples, nice.

T - Taste is very nice, apples, brown sugar, nicer barrel notes. Really tasty.

M - Mouthfeel is nice, really easy drinking.

O - Overall this was a fun beer to try, glad to have it.

rudzud, Apr 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -44%

vinny21bal, Jan 24, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a HF wine glass

A: Pours a hazy amber color with three fingers of fluffy foam. The foam slowly recedes to a half finger that stays throughout the pour. No lacing, but the head retention is impressive.

S: There is a lot going on here. Spicy oak is quite strong along with fruity red wine, dark fruits, clove, and peppercorn. A bit of sourness as well. Stays fairly dry, though. This beer is extremely complex.

T: Clove is now quite strong along with a variety of other spices. Wine and oak is also quite present. The base beer is a bit in the background here, but contributes dark fruit and a distinct nutty flavor.

M: Medium thickness for the style with strong carbonation. Very appropriate for the style.

O: This is a very complex beer. Oak, wine, dark fruits, spices. I'm impressed, especially at the sale price of $9.99.

coreyfmcdonald, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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4.7/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Bottle says Cuvee Speciale 2012
Cork almost pops aggresively, so a pretty carbonation is to be expected. Still it doesn't look so from the pour, half of finger of white head, big sticky retention. Dark chestnut brown, amber, somewhat hazy.
Smells straight like a sour, wine barrel, sour cherry jam, berries, smoked wood.
Really complex taste. Starts like a red wine, really vinous, with a fruitiness that's usually found in a nice French dry red wine, with berries, red cherries, then a sweet citrus with a lower acidic red apple, sweet pear, but lots of overripe red grapes, and dry dark figs and dates. There's also the sour tartness, half fruity, half acetic. Belgian spices are felt later on, with decent amounts of clove, vanilla, nutmeg and some slight licorice, all supported by caramel malts, which are subtle. Happy to see this isn't overly sweet, just enough, no excess marmelade like normal Bush brews have. The barrel is felt here, beautifully, making this ale resemble a cognac. Lots of oak wood chips, a subtle smokiness also. Yeasts - spicy, earthy. Can't say a lot about the hops, the aftertaste does leave a herbal mild bitterness, but there are too many things at work here.
Not as fizzy as expected at first, more like a typical BSDA. The mild carbonation does help the alcohol prickle though, being very (very!) warm, but not boozy. Maybe just a bit when the bottle warmed up, but great hiding of the 13%.
Great complexity, top quality brewing, but the ships sink a little when you look at the price, especially comparing it to other beers. It's a great beer, definitely one to try even more than once, but it does make a big hole in the budget.
This should be incredibly good aged properly for a good 3-4 years.

dcmchew, Nov 07, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Large bottle to small snifter
Rich complex aroma and flavor. Really a lot going on here.
Feel: Somewhat lively but very soft carbonation.
Fruits including apple and raisins, a touch of smoke, plenty of alcohol esters.
A bit boozy for my tastes, usually, but really exceptional for this level of ABV.

chinchill, Oct 08, 2013
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Bush De Nuits from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
88 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.