Bush De Noël | Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

Bush De NoëlBush De Noël
BA SCORE
81.2%
Liked This Beer
4.04 w/ 881 ratings
Bush De NoëlBush De Noël
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
Belgium
br-dubuisson.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Andreji on 12-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,972
Reviews:
466
Ratings:
881
Liked:
715
Avg:
4.04/5
pDev:
12.13%
Alströms:
4.4
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
100
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 881 |  Reviews: 466
Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is, I think, the third time I have had this beer. I am still learning the subtleties of flavors in Belgium's, but I get that there is a lot going on in this beer. I look forward to seeing how it ages.

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Photo of emincems
4.66/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

one of my favorite beers of all time. complex taste with caramel, wood, pepper and licorice. stronger body. excellent dry finish, perfectly warming mouthfeel.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Peaches13
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of liquorpig
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of delta490
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium light brown, opaque, with a thin ring of off-white head. It smells like burnt sugar and candied fruit. The taste is much the same. It's moderately light on the palate and mostly smooth throughout. There isn't much "Christmas"-y about it, but it's a really good strong dark ale.

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Photo of rarigney
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zotzot
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ian_Alexander
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PJCarnell
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dzu
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dinglehacker
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter. Fizzy, but no head retention, and one patch of lace. Greyish brown, taupe color.

Nose is citrusy, with some brown sugar and banana.

The taste is magnificent. Rich milk chocolate, nuts, light clove, dark fruit. Alcohol taste is there too.

Mouth is carbed. Warm alcohol on the finish.

Great wintertime blanket. For fans of eisbock, dubbel, wiezenbock, and Belgian darks..

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Photo of rydev24
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.69/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beeragent
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MrDell
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.96/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2015 Vintage.

Look: One finger white brown-tinged head, darkish amber body.

Smell: Dark fruits, banana, cherry, burnt sugar.

Taste: Same as above.

Feel: Medium body, high carbonation, upfront alcohol bite and warming finish.

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Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated July 26, 2014 poured into my Goose Island snifter. Is this a BSDA or a Quad?? Whatever, it drinks more like I would associate a Quad to be....strong, dark fruit on the nose and finish, easy drinker at 12 percent ABV also.

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Photo of Vylo
4.51/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erk0607
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best By: 12/2017 Date - Look: Rich, medium mahogany brown with a slightly off white head and excellent foam. I poured it quite gently and still got strong, long lasting foam head.
Smell: Like caramelized bananas, a little bit of alchohol, dark fruits, dark malt
Taste: It's pretty clear this is a 12%er and would be an excellent aging candidate. Beyond that you get a strong malt presence, sweet sugar, dark fruits, banana
Feel: On the lighter side of the spectrum with a definite alcohol burn, somewhat unexpected but good nonetheless.
Overall: Excellent. I got a four pack, drank one, and will be leaving the other three to age a bit.

12/24/2016 Update on a Best By 12/17 bottle. As others have noted, this is a very sweet beer, even after aging out a year. Medium brown but the head was incredibly short lived this time around and turned to superfine lacing. Smells of cherry vodka or cough medicine but sweeter. Still get estery-banana-alcohol on the nose too. Taste: a lot more cherry, like an alcoholic Twizzler. Feel: medium body, noticeable alcohol but not quite burning. Overall: it's changed, and is still a super sweet/sugary beer

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Bush De Noël from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
Beer rating: 81.2% out of 100 with 881 ratings
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