Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheFoamhead (194) - Vught, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2014
The cognac character gets even stronger when taking a sip of this winter warmer of pure blood. The alcohol is the major taste component and dominates all the others. But its not going to create an undrinkable beer - no, its giving it a wonderful warming character accompanied by brown sugars, toffee and a slight sour hint. The hops give a descent bitter note that sticks together with the malt sweetness long afetr the last sip. Today it snowed nearly the whole day long - what a great beer is this to accompany such a white, cold evening!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonkiedeaap (462) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer has a dark ruby red color and a pretty small head, with perfect CO2 level. The aroma is malty, little alcoholic and pretty sweet with tones of dark fruits and caramel. The taste is pretty sweet with rich caramel flavour and dark fruits, to change into a nice bitterness from the roasted malts. The finish is warming and a little alcoholic. A little to strong for me, but there are better Christmas beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ST247 (471) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle @home. Pours brown to copper with off-white head. There are small particles in the beer. Aroma is alcoholic, malty, dark fruit. Taste pretty alcoholic, malty. Ripe fruit. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CObiased (127) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2014
11.2oz bottle pours brown cloudy and slightly thick with minimal head. Excellent malty sweet aroma. Malty brown ale fades into a slight hop note and into more malty caramel, toffee and subtle nuttiness. Delicious and complex. The 12% ABV is undetectable. Drank on Christmas

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (5885) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2014
2000 bottle, so aged about 14 years? Dark nutty brown with a nice earthy sweet boozy nose of toffee and Belgian candy sugar and plum. Rich flavor of amazing Belgian dark biscuit and chocolate and toffee and rich earthy sweet nuances. Amazing. Theres a lovely bit of sweet toffe and dates and raisins and biscuity sweetness. Mmmmmmm

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (2254) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2014
Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, herbs, sweet dark fruits, candy sugar. Flavour is heavy sweet with a light bittersweet finish. Cloying and sticky. Slightly boozy, but the high ABV is relatively well-hidden. I can see its appeal, but this way too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franksv6 (616) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
Clear amber color beer, low carbonation. Taste fruity, booze, caramel. Afthertaste is herbs and sweet alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PapaVillum (702) - Valby, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2014
33 cl, flaske, 12,0 % ABV, BB 20/10/2016, købt i Belgisk Bryg i Emdrup, 21. december 2014. Mahognifarvet og ufiltreret Belgian Strong Ale med fin let flygtig offwhite-farvet skumkrone på 3-4 cm. Svinder smukt og enkelt til knap 1 cm. Cognac-farvet modspil. Aroma af frugt og belgisk gæt. Figen, blomme, appelsin. Vinøs i indtrykket. Hvilken smag! Kraftig sødme og medium til solid bitterhed som kraftfuld følgesvend. Læg dertil en stærk alkoholvarme, som glider ned i svælget og varmer halsen op. Eftersmagen lækker bittersød og i det hele taget har øllet en massiv krop. Ingen surhed i smagen. Meget kompleks øl, som bare sparker r__. Konsistensen er tyk og klæbrig, og karboneringen er på et niveau under medium. Slowdrinking at its finest, og som øvrige af Dubuissons øl er denne ligeså den perfekte godnatøl, fx på julenat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hrc_Cro (289) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 20, 2014
0.33l bottle. Clear amber color with small head. Very nice cherry smell. Aroma of cherry and caramel with alcohol present. You obviously cant hide 12% for long. Taste is sweet and fits nicely on the cold winter day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (637) - GERMANY - DEC 20, 2014
Braun, dunkle Frchte, Karamell, Se. Etwas alkoholisch, belgisch, hefig. Gut fr den Winter.

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