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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2003
Scaldis Noel pours a deep amber color with a big head and very nice lace. The aroma is citrus fruit rind like, malty, and spicy. The flavor is malty sweet and well balanced with hop. The palate is moderately rich. Overall, this one does not stand out against the other outstanding Belgian Christmas beers I've been trying, but it is very good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2004 25cl Bottle Labeled Scaldis Noel Poured nearly clear with a really nice reddish orange glowing body and a rather small head on top. First aroma reminded me of a cinnamon cookie. Spicy with a hint of citrus and orange. Alcohol is very noticible in the nose. Mouthfeel is quite effervescent and crisp.Flavors are spicy, sweet malts but again the alcohol is there also. Overall not a bad seasonal.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2003
A deep red beer with a fantastic head. The aroma is sweet malty with fruity and spicy notes. The flavor is rather sweet with notes of fruits, spices, berries, peaches, and caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Massive orange candy aroma. The taste gave way to malt assertiveness with a slight bitter finish. Even though the alcohol and malt sweetness can be overwhelming its still interesting to try and pick out all the flavors going on. I was able to find grapes, dark candy and fruits amongst the alkeehawl. Definitely a once in a while sipping beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TChrome (1435) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2003
Best before 9/29/2005. Very distinctive experience. Aroma is hard to pin down. Smells sweetly floral, maybe honeyish. Very unique aroma for a Belgian. Appearance is nice ligh brown with very moderate off white head that mostly dissipates. Flavor is very intersting and tasty. I am having a hard time identifying all of the goodies that go into this fine brew, however, it is pleasing on all fronts. Nice arma, attractiv, and especially very flavorful. The finish is very long lasting and enjoyable. Very good.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Golden Bronze color with nice sticky persistant head and lots of lacing. The aroma has a light yeasty note at first with a finish of bubblegum & banana, slightly bready. Flavor has a light alcohol hint with a very smooth malty background. This was a terrific belgian and is very well hidden for 12%. Thanks Mabdoney!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Pours amber, with a thin layer of small bubbly head, and big time lace. Aromas of sweet malt, candi, caramel, grapes and alcohol. The flavor mimics the nose, but it is a bit sweeter, and the alcohol is more prevelant. Smooth finish and a pleasant palate. Another beer I have to thank mabdoney for! Great BSA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2003
Ohhh baby! Had no idea this was that strong. Once again, it said Scaldis Noel on the label. Copper in color. Complex spicey, fruity aroma, mixed with the smell of old hops and white raisins. A rich and fruity malt flavor, laced with spicey hops and a little sour note in the background. A most notable find!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2003
Scaldis Noel is the name on this bottle but obviously the same beer. Nice amber color with a bit of carbonation. Nice foamy offwhite head. Good lacing. I love the smell , caramel, toffee, syrupy smell. Very nice and warming which it should be for a nice cold winter beer. It has a definite burnt caramel sugary flavor. Hits you in the back of the throat and in the sinuses. The alcohol is tasted but isn't a deterent at all. Very nice winter beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2003
Clear redish brown apperance. Spicy, malt aroma. Sweet spiced taste with a nice warming touch. This has a good amount of hop flavor as well. Not bad.


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