Bush De Noël | Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

Bush De NoëlBush De Noël
BA SCORE
4.04/5
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:
#2,997
Reviews:
466
Ratings:
881
pDev:
12.13%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
100
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 881 |  Reviews: 466
Photo of josanguapo
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From elcervecero. In Teku glass. Watching Narcos 1x06. Great aroma and taste, like candy for children. The high ABV isnt much appreciable. Little foam that completely dissipates very quickly

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Photo of Jcarriglio
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tekstr1der
4.86/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hard to believe there's a more-premium version of this out there. This is right next to Roch10 in my book. Pours murky reddish-brown with lasting, clingy brown foam of the tinniest bubbles. Aroma is sweet, with ripe plum, raisin, caramel. Flavor is the smell translated, almost entirely. Nice and sweet, with some yeasty goodness amongst the candied fruit. Finish is slightly sweet, but very clean overall. Is there alcohol in this? Remarkably hidden at 12%.

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Photo of Thrifty101091
4.54/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RaginBowener
2.62/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours hazy tea color under a thin cream colored foam collar that produces gothic window lace. S: Fruit, prune, toffee, over ripe fruit. T: Attacks with malty fruit, dark dried fruit, anise, alcohol, a hint of sherry and some light pepper on the finish. Moderate bitter hop accent. F: Medium body, the carbonation is very soft and fine. Mild warming. O: I look for this every Christmas.

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Photo of rjp217
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kwgduke
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenBreeg
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of selator
4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Petegrieco
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Masters
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RMentair
3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alexander_Kim
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nine_Tails
3.38/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kayfro
4.8/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I'm drunk off of one beer and it tasted great. This is a win-win-win situation.

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Photo of zekeman17
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of goochpunch
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out an almost still amber body with practically no head. Smells of caramel malts, booze, and brown sugar. Tastes of sweet caramel, dried fruits, and warming alcohol. Full body, subtle carbonation. Slightly numbing on the tongue. A solid holiday beer.

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Photo of interzen
4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

330ml bottle poured into a Delirium Tremens tulip glass

Look: Dark mahoganoy, fairly clear with no trace of sediment. Not much going on in the head department, although there's a fairly consistent off-white foam cap. Looks fairly inocuous.

Smell: Yep, you can tell this is a Christmas beer - roasted malts, a hint of yeast and dark fruits by the bucket load. Think in terms of Christmas cake and you're not far off - stewed plums, raisins and a hint of citrus. This has got the lot. Given the ABV, it's not entirely surprising that there's definitely a hint of alcohol in there too.

Taste: Very similar to the smell - think in terms of liquified, fermented Christmas pudding and you're not far off the mark. Quite a rich set of flavours without being overpowering. The alcohol is very, very well hidden and only really hits you towards the end, the fruit and malt flavours being very much up front.

Feel: You'd half expect something like this to have a texture more suited for surfacing roads, but no - despite the heavyweight ABV and rich flavour this isn't nearly as heavy a brew as you might think. There's plenty of body, and the flavours and late appearance of the alcohol keep it interesting.

Overall: To sum it up in three words: pretty bloody good. I've had a few Belgian festive ales but this leads the pack by a country mile. Punches well above its weight in the ABV stakes, of course, but it has the flavour and mouthfeel to pull it off magnificently. Came as part of a case of 15 'random' beers and I'm glad it did. Excellent beer.

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

Photo of Gajo74
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Bush De Noël from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 881 ratings
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