Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2007 Dark & hazy with an aroma of dark fruits. Sweet with notes of hops, coffee, raisins and alcohol. Bitter finish. Would like to try more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 27, 2005
For some reason this one surprised me, perhaps from the glitzy little bottle, but I really enjoyed itís elegance, smooth texture, overall balance and warming. It really does not have a signature of anything that stands out in particular, just a pleasant malt sweetness and fruitiness, hops to back it up, some yeast esters. I was very sad that it was only a 8.5oz bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2006 Clear deep red with a thin white covering and a sweet fruitish aroma. Taste is sweet and malty and the alcohol is there but has a slightly tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Smells sour, alcoholic, sweet and plump raisin. Looks a full brown with a fine, tiny eggshell head, and leaves nice lacing. Tastes like usual scaldis, very strong alcohol, multiple malts, with a finish of hoppiness and a full mouthfeel. Has a flavor and finish almost of a scotch or bourbon liqour, dry and hot. I taste very little fruitiness, the alcohol really dominates this beer. Oh, wait. It gets better as it warms up. A nice vanilla-yogurt-berry sweet flavor is coming through, and the alcohol is receding a bit. Make sure not to serve this one too cold. Not my favorite but definitely in the low 3 range.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2005
Cool little bottle. Murky, ruby body with a good sized creamy biege head. Sweet, dark fruity aroma. Some alcohol scents. Fruity flavor with a nice little tangy bite. Full bodied malts, fruits and allcohol. The 12% can be detected throughout but does not take anything away from this beer. Couple of these during the holidays and youíll be feeling nice. Enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2005
Clear amber color. Sweet and very malty. Some cherry and light spice. Flavor was sweet and fruity. Thick malt. Full body and very warming. This is good for a cold night.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nekronos (3849) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 24, 2005
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 Veyr good, it was my new record in alcohol percentage, but it was sweet and not tiring. Very good aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (12047) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2008 Bottle 0.25 L. Big disappointment, one an average beer. Creamy fair mostly lasting head. Wonderfull dark amber colour. Week to no aroma. Much too alcoholic flavor. Long finish. Much too carbonated for a belgian strong ale. Avoid!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2005
pours opaque orangish brown with a whitish fizzy head which fades quickly. bready, malty aroma with some alcohol present. very rich in flavor. noticeable fruitiness, chocolatey, and noticeable alcohol. Very rich mouthfeel balanced by a wonderful hoppy, dry finish. Alcohol is noted throughout this brew, but at 12% - no fault. This is an excellent wintertime warmer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2005
12/23/05 small bottle @ golden rail. Poured a very muddy red color with a very thin head. Nose bursts with grapes and kinda of a very sweet dessert wine. Flavors are also of grape and the 12% is hardley noticed. Fig or grainy feel throughout the brew. Nice beer that I was very happy to have tried.

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