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Bush de Noël Premium (Scaldis Noël Premium)

Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Bush de Noel Premium is a traditional Bush de Noel which has undergone refermentation in a 75 cl bottle in a heated room for 3 weeks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepeter (288) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
pours chestnut brown, small white head. Aroma of spices, cinnamon, clove nutmeg all spice. Similar tastes with roasted nuts, molasses and boozy at the end, VERY sweet. Too sweet in my opinion. Medium to full bodied needed to let the carbonation settle a bit but was fine after a while. Overall just too sweet and boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (453) - HUNGARY - DEC 26, 2014
A Scaldis Noël nevű főzethez, jelen sörital alap verziójához korábban már volt szerencsém, ebben az esetben az ízélmény utóerjesztés biztosította fokozásának megvalósulását van lehetőségünk megvizsgálni. Az mindenesetre már biztosra vehető, hogy a tapasztalatok aggodalomra semmi okot nem adnak, s hogy bizakodásunk igazolást nyerjen, elsőként a jól ismert szivárványos aromafelhőkről leszakadt puha illatpamacsok érkezése simítja el a talajt a további élményeknek. Parfümös, likőrben ázó aszalványos nyalábok keringenek a levegőben, majd a mézben eltett befőttekhez hasonlatos jegyeket produkáló, elegánsan karcsú, élénken vibráló test terül el az ízlelés terepén. Sárga húsú gyümölcsök közepesre aszalt karaktere, édes gabonák emléke és cifra élesztő éle teszi mintaszerű belga specialitássá a szerkezetet, amely egy karácsonyi ital képének minden tekintetben maradéktalanul megfelel, a palackban történő utóerjedés adta sajátosságok pedig ha kifejtik is hatásukat, leginkább csak jótékony sejtelmességgel teszik azt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (4656) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2014
2012 bottle. Clearish dark copper with a thin white bubbly cap. Belgian Amber nose with golden toast and leafy hops. The flavor is nicely Amber with a almond like sweetness with a touch of leafy hops and honey and gentle booze. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slubgob (196) - West Hartford, USA - DEC 21, 2014
750mL into wine glass. Cooper Orange with fine cream color head. Sweet nose of with a hint of Lennon and maybe thyme; floral. In the mouth sweet like the high ABV leads one to expect, but I don’t find it objectionable like I do most barley wines. Hint of cinnamon and cloves in back. Light to medium find carbonation. Finishes with a bit of stickiness but not cloying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (3482) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Sample at Kerstbierfest 2014. Clear copper brown pour with receding off white head. Aroma is quite fruity, very boozy, tons of boozy dried fruits, plums. Taste is malty, lots of brown sugar, booze soaked fruits. Palate is a bit heavy, med carbonation. Does not display the nice "lightness" of the other high ABV bush beers, this one seriously lacks balance or drinkability.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lele (156) - Padova, ITALY - DEC 20, 2014
ASPETTO: mogano scuro, ricorda il whiskey, limpido, con schiuma giallognola, non molto fine, abbondante e molto persistente (ne rimane sempre un po’ nel bicchiere). AROMA: maltato, fruttato (frutta rossa e matura), liquoroso, speziato (si sente bene soprattutto il fresco dell’anice). GUSTO: pieno, caldo, avvolgente. Chiari sentori maltati e fruttati, di frutta matura, tra la quale emergono le ciliege ben rosse. Evidente liquoroso, un po’ di barricato e soprattutto ciliegie sotto spirito. Carbonizzazione abbastanza bassa. Corpo decisamente strutturato. CONCLUSIONE: una birra fenomenale, che si fa assolutamente ricordare. Il sapore tende nettamente verso il dolce, senza perň mai stancare ed essere stucchevole. Birra di gran classe, che accompagna cene importanti, ma che va benissimo anche bevuta da sola.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boxereddy (155) - BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2014
Snel zakkende schuimkraag met aromatische alcoholneus. Bruin caramelkleurig sterk bier met zoetige afdronk. Lekker winterbier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (2005) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
750 ml bottle. Vintage 2014 - label says 12%. Gusher. Pours an orange/mahogany with lots of continuous carbonation but only a moderate head which dissipates quickly. Aromas of sweet malts, brown sugar, raisins, and light spice. Complex flavors of dark fruit (raisins and figs), burnt brown sugar, bitter orange peel, roasted malts, and a bit of Christmas spice. Bitter on the finish but a good Belgian Noel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatDane1632 (609) - USA - NOV 23, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 23 Dec 2011 -- An extremely complex beer. Complexity improves as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4618) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Pours a small beige head atop a clear reddish Amber body. Nose of huge plum. Very christmas-y somewhat hot and spicy. Very good.

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