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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   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 (1432) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (4684) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2003
(25cl bottle) Very sweet nose, slight hops, whiskey and caramel. Orange-amber body with a thin, almond, quick dissipating head. No carbonation; high sediment. Slight burn, very sweet flavour of malt. Somewhat dry finish. Thanks to whomever left this at my place!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Sweet aroma. Nice sweetness throughout with not a hint of alcohol. A good sipper and an enjoyable belgian.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2003
With creamy, lasting, eggshell foam and an apricot amber color, this yeasty ale hits the back of your throat with its considerably full effervescence. Fresh, malty aroma, and mildly spicy. Low-key. It left me half-way through the glass craving some good crusty bread and Danish cheese. I like it!


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