Bush De Noël | Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

BA SCORE
90
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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
Ratings:
881
Reviews:
466
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
12.22%
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
100
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 881 |  Reviews: 466
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazen orangey rust color, a thin whitish cap transfused to the top quickly and reverted just as quickly leaving a thin ring and very minimal strings of lace. Aroma is of heated alcoholic caramel and dark orangy citrus, a bit on the potent side, that 12% shows itself. Taste is a bit sharp, a subdued alcoholic twinge hovers within some sweet caramel and citrusy oranges. Floral hops in the finish with more warmth over the top. Feel is about medium bodied, creamy in areas where its not warming, then there's warming and more warming. This is one straight up boozy little brew. Smooth never-the-less and inviting, solid heat and good caramel topped fruitiness to help cover it up; some.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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

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

Poured a brownish body with offwhit but big head that left a lace ring down the glass. A yeasty, nutty smell, citric orange, some floral hop bitterness and a touch of spice in the aroma. A sweet and bready/yeasty, even woody taste first hits my tongue along with minimal carbonation for a little sharpness that balances roasted and sweet malt tasts as well as a citrusy, orange, dark fruit flavor taste. The ABV is hidden well and this is an easy and very tasty beer to drink.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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

pours out of the small 25 cl bottle a clear light amber with floaties. thick rocky head and plenty of festive lace. sweet, candyish aroma...dark ripened fruits with light spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. thick malty flavours accentuated by raisins, nuts, figs, and some fruitcake nuances...candy sweet with a spicy alcohol punch. nicely bittered to balance out the sweetness and booziness. doughy yeasty notes, too. ample body and smooth mouthfeel make for great drinkability for such a high ABV brew. sip and savor accordingly. definitely recommended.

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

A: Pours a thick cloudy amber and cooper hued brown. Nice creamy and billowing off white head with great spiraling lacing around the glass.

S: Very rich, deep, and malty. Hints of cinnamon draped apples and caramel laced bananas. Almost a slight chocolate smell in the backdrop. The thickness and richness of the aroma drowned out any thoughts of alcohol.

T: Much like the smell the taste is very rich like smoked maple, molasses, and brown sugar. Noticeable chocolate fig and caramel plum tastes with a slight sugary citrus zing. Heavy malty taste pins any possible hops. This is booze laden liquid candy or fruitcake.

M: Medium to full body with great carbonation and a rich creamy punch.

D: Very rich but very drinkable. Still a little early for the Christmas season but I will be picking up more of these throughout the holidays. I'm looking forward to having this on a cold night surrounded by psychedelic Christmas tree lights, family, and kitchen full of leftovers.

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

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

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
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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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%
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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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Bush De Noël from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
4.01 out of 5 based on 881 ratings.
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