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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Damg (14) - BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2014
Really sweet cherry taste but still a deep complex beer. Iím quite a fan of Belgian strong fruity beers like the red Kasteel and this one is a really interesting take on the style. Would recommend it !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1367) - WALES - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle BB Nov 2014 as íBush Noelí. Dark red, clear, sparkling, large foamy off-white head, thick lacing. Smell - sweet cherry, malts, slight coffee? Body - medium, foamy, carbonation is fairly low. Taste - liquorice, spice, paper, slightly sharp, sweetness is well integrated. Alcohol comes through strongly, giving this beer a vodka-like flavour. OK.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2468) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2014
It poured a rusty amber color with a nice thick beige head. The aroma was sweet and bready with some peppers and spices. The taste was alcoholic, spicy and peppery with a sweet, bready maltiness throughout. It had a medium body with a good deal of carbonation. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miggle (128) - FŁrth, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2013
Dark color with red shine. Malt and herbs. Sweet aroma. Very sweet in the beginning, not much bitterness. Malty taste with caramel aroma. Strong palate and recent. Alkohol is dominant. Nice dessert beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3005) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
33cl bottle, bb 08/2014. Clear, mahogany color, thin white head. Sweet aroma of dark fruits, vanilla, caramel and spices. Flavor is complex with dark fruits, vanilla, cinnemon, caramel. Sweet long finish, warming alcohol, cinnamom. Quite tasty sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a tulip glass. ABV 12% Deep amber brown colour on the body, with lots of slow and continuous activity in it. Small off-white head on top, with very good retention, leaving light lacing around the glass and thick foam islands on the beerís surface. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, malts, light alcohol after every swirl of the glass. Taste is sweet with plenty of dark fruits, caramel, light toffee, lots of alcohol that also offers a light burn on the tongue and throat, light hops on the finish, ripe pears. Medium thin body, good carbonation. Sticky palate. Overall tasty beer, in spite of its high alcohol drinks very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1068) - Jšrvenpšš, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Tap at abraxas, miami. Clear red-orange color, white head. Light aroma of sweet malts, spices, some fruity notes. Full body, spiced, licorice, some alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Karol (592) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 30, 2013
Bottled. I bought this beer today due to Christmas holidays at a beer specialty store here in Bratislava. One word: colossal! Malty, not too much sweet with a minor bitter finish. The abv is there but only marginal which is surprising due to its 12%. A warming alcohol feeling in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1358) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle->taster at Dominion W&B. Dark amber with bare offwhite head. Caramel malt, toffee, holiday spices. Sweet and slightly boozy. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sissio (524) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 29, 2013
0,33L bottle from Carrefour, Hasselt (B). Deep dark amber, clear, cappuccino head. Caramel, raisins and rhum (alcohol), roasted nuts, walnuts. Carbonated, winey due to alcohol, sweet with astringent finish, slightly bitter end. Chocolate, roasted caramel, walnuts. For meditation.


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