Bush De Noël Premium | Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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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
Ratings:
133
Reviews:
52
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
11.06%
 
 
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31
Gots:
22
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Ratings: 133 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of HattedClassic
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
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 +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ElGallo
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BabaBeer
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluehende
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bf7
4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
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 +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puboflyons
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
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 +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MSCUSN
4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
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 +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jtrigonis
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tux_alin
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CaptBreadbeard
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Creed_jo
4.86/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of wrogers19971
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of ChuckS
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of troncaptain
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of ArtZan
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Bush De Noël Premium from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
4.16 out of 5 based on 133 ratings.
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