Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1264   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlueGaljoen (123) - FRANCE - MAR 6, 2016
Belle bière de Noël, Robe brun claire, Très forte, c’est une Bush ... Un peu trop alcoolisée, L’alcool emporte un peu les saveurs de pain d’épice pourtant présentes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wozap (680) - 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 (2088) - 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 (5018) - 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 (3509) - 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 (238) - LATVIA - JAN 23, 2016
Dark amber colour. Transparent. Mild sour aroma. A bit sharp taste. Bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (744) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Sample from HO1K. Pours a deep caramel brown with medium off white head of foam. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Taste is caramel, toffee and a hint of some spices. Very smooth and hides the alcohol well. Not bad but not great. Enjoyable but not my favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (2162) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Aromas of cherry cream soda, sherry, booze, caramel, spice. Clear bronze with a mostly lasting, puffy off-white head. Somewhat sweet, nicely balanced, some spice, some fruit. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
janubio (728) - SPAIN - JAN 17, 2016
Red brown colour, with small head that fades soon, good lace. Smell of pepper, cloves, cinnamon, aniseed, dark fruits. Medium to full body, with a rich, creamy and thick body. Taste is similar to the smell, chocolate, dark fruits, cinnamon, cloves, aniseed. Simply great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JuanFlk80 (143) - SPAIN - JAN 16, 2016
Bebida en botella de 33cl, en cervecería Kraken Oviedo, cerveza de estilo navideño con un sabor y olor excelente

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