Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Philym (999) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
Appearance: Clear dark copper/brown with 2 finger thick beige head. Aroma: Raisin, cherry, marzipan, aniseed, note of syrup/treacle and spiritous. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitterness and low sourness. Palate: Medium thick coarse texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering dry, alcohol warming, spiritous, aniseed, cherry, marzipan, syrup like finish. Comments: Lovely and glass lace.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Case (244) - GERMANY - MAY 21, 2014
Pours red brown with small quickly disappearing head. Faint caramel aroma. Sweet taste, lots of caramel, plenty of spices, raisins, pears. Alcohol is deceptively hidden and sneaks up on you. This is nice and quite complex but I prefer the Ambrťe, which also happens to be less sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (1950) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle from cotteridge wines. Ruby brown beer no head and mild carbonation. Aroma of toffee and fruit cake. Taste is dark rich malts, toffee, burnt sugar and an alcohol warmth. There is a hop bitterness to counter yhe sweetness. Medium bodied and moderately oily. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rockana (227) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 27, 2014
Pours cloudy dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma is caramel, sugar. Sweet and wintery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (3347) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2014
330ml bottle from beergusto. Pours clear mahogany brown, thin white, very long-lasting head. Aromas are prunes and booze, brown sugar. Taste brings a light spicy note. vaguely Christmassy. Sticky sweet finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
azzie (231) - - APR 14, 2014
Body heavy to medium. Soft carbonation. Cloudy liquid, color of light brown sugar. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Very nice, wintery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3046) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle from Geers. Dark red pour with thick off white head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramelized sugars, candied fruits, grassy hops, light alcohol. Taste is quite grassy, nice hop flavor, lots of toasted malt notes, tons of caramel with a warm alcohol finish. Palate is rich and full bodied, a solid winter sipper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
HammerTroll (480) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 20, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2014 Brown/amber color, small tan head, fast disappearing. Brown sugar aroma. Long sweet finish. Full body, creamy and sticky. Soft carbonation. Alcohol level is high, but well hidden. Not bad, little bit too sweet for my taste.
(Svijet piva 0,33l bottle)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
veceo (522) - CROATIA - MAR 18, 2014
Cloudy brown color, thin off white head. Full body, creamy, thick texture, soft to average carbonation. Aroma is malts, dark fruits, caramel, marzipan, cinnamon, sugar, rum, hint of vanilla. Taste is sweet, but far from unpleasant high sweetness. Pleasant hoppy aftertaste came as a nice surprise. Alcohol is not noticeable, but it leaves very nice warm feeling. Very complex beer. Christmas in a beer bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2014
2009 Bottle. Pour is clear mahogany with a small white head. Aroma and flavor of darker fruits, vanilla beans, and belgian spices. Finish is sweet with a touch of alcohol.

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