Bush De Noël | Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
879 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
Ratings:
879
Reviews:
465
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
12.22%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
101
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Jayli
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 1/5
Poured in to my Brooklyn snifter

A: This beer pours a deep reddish/brown color with nice two finger of khaki/off-white head. Wispy lacing is left on the glass.

S: Nose is heavy on the malt and dark fruits with hints of spicing.

T: Taste is quite nice. I was expecting more spicing, but was surprised to find it wasn't. Candied molasses and caramel malt start this one off with dark fruit coming in - raisin, fig, and a bit of plum. Some spicing and minor yeast flavoring finish this out.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, nice somewhat creamy body to this.

D: Goes down easily, pretty tasty, not too filling, oddly well hidden kick, and decent representation of style.

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Photo of jayhawk73
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with reddish highlights. Thin off-white head, which quickly disappears. Fairly easy to see through in spite of style. Nose is apricot, brandy, raisin, fig, alcohol. Very sweet, and you definitely notice the alcohol. Taste is the exact same as the nose, with the alcohol really coming through. Just short of overpowering though. Feel is full, with sweet/malt/alcohol in full force. Overall, this is a good sipper, and might improve with a couple years in the cellar. Cheers.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of John
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pleasantly semi-dark and delicious. A bit more carbonated than I expected and more so than the regular Scaldis. Ripe plums, raisins, a touch of dark roasted malt, alcohol warming and subdued hops round out the experience. One to gently sip and savour.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Wildman
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a dark copper color and formed a small bubbly off white head that coated the glass with lace as it subsided. A medium amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of malt, caramel, honey and some spices with hints of the alcohol. The flavor was of malt, caramel and some citrus. The body was slightly creamy and the finish was sweet with the warming aspect of the alcohol present. Not a bad little bottle of Christmas cheer.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of delta490
4/5  rDev -0.2%
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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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Jwale73
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Scaldis Noel - 8.48 fl.oz. bottle served in my DFH goblet. Poured a murky prune juice color with a two inch creamy, off-white head with some tiny bubbles embedded in the cap and below the line. Some tiny floaties evident in solution. Head eventually settles into a fairly consistent quarter-inch skim. Thick swaths of lacing coat the sides of the glass during the tasting. Nose is dark fruit (prunes/figs, perhaps some grapes), some brown sugar, maybe a touch of yeast. Taste follows nose with the addition of a slightly bready quality. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a light carbonation - a very nice and warming mouthfeel without being boozy. Alcohol is well-hidden at 12% I have to say - closer to 8% or 9% in my opinion if I were to hazard a guess. Very tasty, but fairly steep at $4.49 a bottle.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
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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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Bush De Noël from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
4.01 out of 5 based on 879 ratings.
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