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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1126   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2005
Pours a dark copper color with a thin white head. Very appealing aroma of spices and alcohol. Interesting flavor of spices, fruits and alcohol. Light to medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Itís a good "biŤre de NoŽl" but I thought it would be better than that, maybe it will be better after a couple years of cellaring.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (8566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2005
A Quad, no wonder it was so good. Thanks Kid Presentable. 2000 version, with 2002 expiry. I went with Steve Beaumontís recomendation that it was still good. Still aggressive carbonation, liked the yeast sediment at end. Spices worked, with fruit and booziness and rum.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4770) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2005
Bottle: Strong grape presence in the aroma along with some caramel and a little spice. Pours a very hazy dark reddish-orange with a nice off-white head with fair retention. Lots of rather large sediment. Very malty. Just like the aroma, lots of grape and caramel as well as some apple. Big alcohol presence in the finish with a little burn and warming affect. As it warms the apple increases significantly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2005
Dark orange color, nice medium beige head. Licorice, sweet and strong alcoholic aroma. Medium to full bodied. Strong lasting licorice flavor with alcohol, starts with some sweetness. Some lace in glass.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5473) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Drinking from a "Scaldis Noel" bottle... Nifty reddish-brown drink with a honey sweet malt aroma. This is nice and smooth, almost syrupy, with a sweet malt and strong alcohol flavor. The hops come around at the end, along with the strong abv, to deliver a dry, bitter finish. Nice. Iíll have a few more of these before the "Bush de StateOfTheUnion" tonight.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2920) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2005
Aroma:honey and herbs. Appearance:beautiful dark amber with a good head. Flavor:Malt,herbs hoeny,alcohol at the end.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 30, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2005 this bsa had a beautiful clear red appearance with a nice white head that left nice lacing after it simmered down.my nose captured the usual "bready" type bsa aroma.the flavor was a bit acidic,with alcohol and bread dominating the flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3309) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Bottle. Mildish aroma with sweet honey notes with a touch of banana here and there. Not too much else really stands out. Amber color thats mostly tranny with a fluffy whitish head. Immediately hoppy and bitter turning more sweet and honey-like in the middle. Finishes hoppy with more bitterness and a strong alcohol burn. A very dry beer, that I am not a huge fan of.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirkbreedveld (288) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2005
Nice dark amber/brown color, open head from the tap, although it stayís quite long. Good appearance in the lovely gobletglass. Sweet smell, but the taste is more dry, probably due to the fresh hopps they use. Lovely aftertaste of "zoethout" (Sweet chewing woodsticks). Nice beer for cold winter evenings. Will this do some good to George W?

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2005
1/16/05: Bottle.
Sweet tea and malt aroma. Orange brown body. Plenty of lace. Caramel malt and hop flavors with hints of cinnamon-sugar and spice. Wonderful finish, which is a bit on the sweet side.


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