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Bush de NoŽl (Scaldis NoŽl)

Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
This is a sweet beer with a pleasant flavour of hops. Indeed, for Bush de Noel, the brewer uses a traditional process which consists in placing hops flowers in the vats where the beer rests for four to six weeks by which time it will have reached full maturity, giving it a very distinctive taste. In the U.S the label generally reads Scaldis Noel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6418) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2016
How: Bottle, 2003 vintage.
Where: Akkurat, Stockholm.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Raisin, dried fruit, caramel, alcohol.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Raisin, caramel, dried fruit, malt, bread, some alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (2543) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 13, 2016
33cl bottle from lovecraft Aveiro, Portugal. Color is dark copper. Head is thin and white. Taste is medium sweet, light to medium bitter. Aroma is malty, bubblegum, cereal, fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lunarmountains (168) - - MAR 19, 2016
Aroma: bubblegum, caramel, herbs. Appearance: amber, clear, minimal head, white foam. Taste: herbs, white friuts. Palate: thin feel, medium body, slick feel, lively, long finish. Nice One.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrNosha (1476) - Baden WŁrttemberg, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2016
33cl Flasche. Klares dunkelbraunes Bier mit flachem Schaum. Es riecht komplex nach GewŁrzen und Kršutern. Alkoholisch im Antrunk. SŁsser Geschmack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlueGaljoen (87) - FRANCE - MAR 6, 2016
Belle biŤre de NoŽl, Robe brun claire, TrŤs forte, cíest une Bush ... Un peu trop alcoolisťe, Líalcool emporte un peu les saveurs de pain díťpice pourtant prťsentes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wozap (640) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - FEB 16, 2016
Miedziane, piana średnia, niska i nietrwała. Aromat suszone owoce, dużo rodzynek, cherry. W smaku słodych i owoce, alkohol lekko wyczuwalny w goryczce, ale zbalansowany, oczywiście szybki i przyjemnie rozgrzewa (i szumi w głowie) Wysokie nasycenie, musujące w ustach. Degustacyjne.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackisle (1846) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Clear deep amber brown, small frothy off-white head, mostly diminishing, light lacing; aroma roasted malts, brown sugar, dried dark fruits, caramel, licorice, cinnamon, vanilla, alcohol; taste is light heavy sweet and light bitter, malty, toffee, alcohol, nutty and spicy notes, with long duration, sweetbitter finish, alcohol, spicy notes; full-bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation; strong but balanced, a fine winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (4703) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle from Drinkshop. Clear deep brown colour. Quite well balanced, with the hops and malt being equal. Hops contribute mostly bitterness to balance the heavy malty body, but also light grassy flavour. Alcohol is lightly to moderately present, mostly towards the finish. The hoppiness gives this beer a fresh crisp feeling that is not often found with strong Belgian ales. It also reinforces the fruitiness. Excellent beer, I am only lightly annoyed by the alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (3323) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle from Kumiyama AEON Mall liquor shop. Nose of caramel, huge alc fumes, ripe dark fruit, a touch tangy on the sinuses with alc and spice. Deep reddish-brown color, Ripe tingling dark fruit, alc. Is a bit hard to take, candi sugar. Finish is sweet, fruity, and warming. Good. But kind of a scorcher for the palate and the stomach.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (234) - LATVIA - JAN 23, 2016
Dark amber colour. Transparent. Mild sour aroma. A bit sharp taste. Bitter aftertaste.

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