Bush De Noël Premium | Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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BA SCORE
4.23/5
133 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Unfiltered and Bottle Conditioned version of Bush De Noël, available in 750ml and 1.5 litre Magnums.

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,832
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
133
pDev:
10.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
22
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 133 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bluecrow
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

-bottle pour to champagne flutes The cork yielded with a pop and a dark cherry colored pour with prominent effervescence followed. The aroma is sweet with cherry and caramel. The flavor is similar. There is a wee bit of spice and candi-sugar is prominent. The alcohol seems less than the 12% cited. The finish is a bit slick. This big, sweet strong ale was a pleasure to share on this winter day

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Best before 6/20/19 Lol !!

Red honey color, brownish amber with ruby hues ! Fizzy, fast bubbles and a fizzly, foam that spreads out pretty quick. Sticky, sparse lace leftover.

Maple, honey and cherries, bananas, cloves, spicey herbs, &nose tingle heat. The aroma is very sweet malty dominant, brown sugar, cinnemon and clove.....certainly holidaze effect here.

The feel has an unreal, otherworldly, effervescents that is unmatched in my expereience. Super lively and fizzy mouthfeel, and a long, slick malt , oractically full from the malt but finishes gritty and dry.

The flavor is on a very high level of complexity, Smokey bing cherries, spicey and herbal yeast, high on the sour notes. A very classic "jammy" malt flavor from sweet and sour tones of wild fruit and sweet malt. The hops are very subdued, with light earthy textures and some greem-herbal highlights. Holiday Belgian Darks tend to highlight a strong but unique sweet malt that is fruity and slick. A potent yeast gives it all the delightful funk. Hops, light for sure , provides a grounding balance from mother earth.

Wild yeast fruity funk and a sweet malty Belgian thang.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a ruby amber with a moderate head, fading to a ring around the glass. The nose detects yeast and fruit. The mouth gets fruit in the malt and alcohol. Enjoyable and dangerous.

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Photo of KVNBGRY
3.47/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

i was very disappointed in this one... first off, it was a gusher. the beer had a flat, yet highly sticky mouthfeel. most definitely unfiltered. there was a lot of floaties. deep red hue. flavors of clove, spice, bread, some dark fruit, but it's not cherry like everyone seems to think. i feel like the 13% is way over the top for this guy. not a huge fan...

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Photo of desint
2.61/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Leaps4e
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great tasting beer, even better because I got it 50% off. Lucky me!!!

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Photo of LennyOvies
3.79/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L- Dark vivid amber red body, slightly hazy. Fast building beige head, fades fast. Lots of visible carbonation.
S and T - Clove, cherry, bread, caramel, belgian yeast, some dark fruits. Most prominent are the banana and alcohol notes. Alcohol shows up more on the taste.
F- Fizzy, smooth.
O- Very nice beer but alcohol is a bit overwhelming over the rest of the notes.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Epicfail97081
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HattedClassic
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice tannish head that does not dissipate completely. The beer still has a strong cover over the top of the beer. The beer itself is a nice color and pretty interesting to look at. The beer is a clear amber brown color that has a nice glowing hue to it. It's pretty nice to see and lighter than you would expect the style to be.

The smell is very nice. The aroma has the expected Belgian yeast notes but different in that the yeast notes are not as strong as the other notes. The aroma also a strong fruit note to it along with various spices. The fruit note is a bit diverse but it's mainly darker fruits like a very sweet plum, light cherry, and apple note to it. The spice seems to be mainly clove with a bit of sugar to it. There is also a slight boozy smell too.

The taste is similar to the smell but not as diverse as the smell. The taste seems to comprise of fruity notes with sugar and some clove. The fruit notes are dark fruits such as plum, grapes, a bit of cherry ,and apple. There is also a slight boozy note in the finish.

The feel is nice. Given the ABV, it's certainly slick to the feel but the carbonation gives it a nice texture. The overall effect is that it feels lighter than it actually is.

Overall, this is a pretty good beer and good to have during the cold. Go for it.

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Photo of john0721
4.79/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ElGallo
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BabaBeer
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluehende
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bf7
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium to dark bronze orange with a nice two finger off-white head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of light stone fruit, apple, clove, mild dark dried fruit, cherry, Belgian yeast and clove, inviting. Flavor follows, with a nice blend of light and dark stone fruit, light cherry, lightly estery. Belgian yeast and spicing. Really well balanced. Slight alcohol right at the end of the taste, moderated by active carbonation and fruit flavors. Medium bodied with a light creaminess and active carbonation. One of the classic winter Belgian ales with nice complex fruit flavor, deft hand with spicing. Everything seems to be in balance. Alcohol well covered. The freshness of the fruit flavors is especially enjoyable. The flavor seems just a bit sweeter than the already delicious Noel, but this definitely has more active peppery carbonation. Great and satisfying.

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puboflyons
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the corked, caged 750 ml. bottle. 2014 batch enjoyed on July 26, 2015 (Christmas in July).

Gorgeous reddish-amber pour with a lingering tan head. Excellent clarity.

The aroma is of Belgian barley malts, cherry, and a hint of coriander and clove behind the sweetness, which leads the way.

The body is a bit better than medium and reasonably smooth.

The 12% ABV shows up in the taste rather prominently as it warms and burns. Still a nice Belgian malt sweetness and a fruity finish but the booze cleans out my senses. I enjoyed it though.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MSCUSN
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before the end of 2017. 12% ABV per the label.

Pours a murky dark reddish-orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grape juice, grape jelly, brown sugar, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with grape juice, grape jelly, earth, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly
mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that has a nice mix of fruit and spice characteristics all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of Resuin
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jtrigonis
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 133 ratings
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