Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2005
Intensely sweet and somewhat cloying on the tongue. I kept looking around for a glass of water to rinse my mouth. Very strong alcohol component induces shivers at each sip. I need a larger sample of this one to rate it properly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
desurfer (1231) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Free sample at State Line in Elkton, MD. Dark mahogany body with no head. Aroma is fruity and spicy with not much alcohol. Flavor is quite nice, loads of complexity, with ripe fruit, fig, and some woodiness. All the alcohol that missing in the aroma makes its presence known here. Palate is dry and sweet with a good deal of alcohol warmth. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2005
Dark amber clear body with an offwhite small head. Very sweet malty aroma, alcoholic. Very sweet malty taste as well, fruity and alcoholic, but not booze-like. Ok, but not my favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (2966) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
Bottle, Dougís Christmas 05. Dark yellow with brown hints and lots of floaties, big bubbly white head. Lots of alcohol, whisky and sweetness in aroma. Thin mouthfeel. Lots of alcohol in taste but quite as strong as you would think. Taste was also quite harsh, but there was a nice sweetness with notes of fruit and citrus. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (6313) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
Bottle at íDecember at DougShoemakerís 2005í -- courtesy of ?. Pours a very bubbly dark amber with an average size foamy white head. The aroma is all sugary malt and alcohol and I found it too sweet. Flavour of caramel malt, dark fruit and alcohol is also overly sweet. I donít know, I either wasnít in the right mood or this beer just isnít for me but, I hate to say this word again, itís just too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2005
25 ml bottle from bevmo. Pours deep amber with a generous off-white head. Aroma is rich, fruity malts, with hints of molasses and a strong alcohol presence. Flavor features sweet fruity malts, figs with bread and an alcohol bite in the finish. Full body and creamy smooth carbonation. Qutie good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3862) - - DEC 10, 2005
apples, caramel, dark fruit, toffee, brandy. hazy orange amber with a large orange head. strong alcohol and very warming. stupid corks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2005
Keg @ Akkurat, Stockholm. Vintage 2004
Not at all as sweet as I thought it would be. Herbs and blonde raisins dominates the taste untill the alcohol content grabs you in the aftertaste. Belly warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2005
Bottle. Pours a very cloudy brown color with a head that serves as a thin film across the beer. Aroma of sweet malt and a citrusy zest. Flavor is of candy, alcohol, and figs. Warming palate with a silk alcohol finish. This is good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MPA (845) - Amager (form. NÝrrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
Bottle. Nice head! After a good pour it settles and stays on as a thin layer of carbon frosting. Makes one think of decorated honningkager (honey cakes). Sweet malt and alcohol hits the nose with this one! Too much alcohol after my opinion. Also a little yeast. Flavour is caramel and alcohol - a veritable fitness workout: do you feel the burn?! Palate finishes quite nice. Overall a nice beer. I might wanna save the second bottle Iíve got, for a few years. It would probably go well with this one.

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