Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1217   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (24491) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
Bottled. Clear golden coloured with a small off white head. Aroma of alcohol, malts and spices. Flavour of alcohol, malts, caramel and spices. Too much alcohol for my liking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2005
2004 Bottle - Deep hazed copper, thick, khaki colored head. Rich inviting nose of stewed golden raisins, dates, pear, and brown sugar, with a light caramel apple infusion. Warm dark fruit flavors and light alcohol mesh well with the late spicy hop notes. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, bittersweet finish. Perfect for drinking in front of a roaring fireplace on a cold dark winter night. However, in this case, a warm Autumn evening worked just fine....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Bottled. Murky. malty nose with dark fruits and yeast. Flavor is spicy with apple, caramel, coffee and bourbon notes. Creamy mouth feel. Some hop bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2005
Deep hazy amber bodied beer which forms an initially very airy and large head, mostly diminishing. Strong quite liquorous alcohol certainly doesn’t try to hide its alcohol. Extreme level of sweetness brings palate fatigue rapidly. Faint hint of grassy, oily and leafy/floral hops evolves in a seemingly separate world than the malt, in a linear fashion. Fruity nature, procuring lots of yeast esters in the range of apples, berries and apricot. They never claimed it was dry, but this is just too sweet to be enjoyable despite the interesting flavors, the bottles are very small (250mL) and yet I definitely could not finish one by myself.. Syrupy, licorice-y and barleywine-ish example.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mybrainhurts (380) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 6, 2005
A delicious beer and full of character! Aroma of crunchy apples, sweet dried apricots, raisins and alcohol. Rich, malty mouthfeel. Pleasantly warming at the finish. A very rewarding belgian strong. Thanks cigarsnbeer for the sample!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - AUG 5, 2005
A beautiful beer, fruity and candy notes on the palate. Aroma is alcohol and apple....maybe a touch of apricot? I canít wait to try it during christmas time!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy amber body with a moderate off-white head. Aoma of toasted malt, spicy fruit cake, caramel, applea, and toffee. Flavor of malt,, spices, and brandy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kevin (2159) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 30, 2005
02 bottle. light brown with a thin white grey head. alcohol nose with a sweet caramel note. meaty taste with some light peppermint, spicey as hell, nutmeg, fruitcake taste. hot like a jaeger shot. nice sweet finish that is still hot, nice.thanks to TChrome for this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Bottle. Iced tea color with no head. Sweet cherry icing like nose. Taste-sweet fruits, fig, yeast, lots of spice. The spice is very, very well done. Hot on the tounge, like liquor. Reminds me of schnapps. Hot and spicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nicholai (100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2005
Bottled. Clear amber color with some very slight sediment. Smells are overwhelming, sweet caramel, evident alcohol, slightly pungent, grains. The taste is sweet and biting, with a bitterness that lingers in the mouth. This is rather light tasting for its alcohol percentage, and not nearly as spiced as I had remembered.

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