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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (4352) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2005
No date on my bottle, but Im pretty sure its a 2003. Sampled on 10/27/2005 with SuIIy. Pours a hazy, amber-peach with some deep copper tones and a fluffy, off-white head that is not long retained. Some spotty lacing as it recedes. Tons of sediment on the bottom with still a strong effervescence. Expecting a sweet, sticky, thick beer, I was quite surprised to find a good deal of dry hops perfume, dry alcohol esters and lots of dry yellow fruit notes (nectarines, pears, apricts), apple brandy and some dry, graininess from the malts. Flavor is sharp, with a good deal of acidity, lots of alcohol and a fair amount of hops bitterness. A nice calvados-like note lingers in the background, not sure how that got in there, but its pleasant and further adds to the dry nature of the beer. Light honey and almonds, with a dry almost toasty-like grain are all that I can discern of the malts. A touch of caramel perhaps, and lots of residue from the candi sugar, which adds to a soft, lightly sticky texture. Low carbonation, but enough to give some zest with a medium body. Spicy hops, apple brandy, cedar wood and a dry yeastiness. Still too much alcohol for my liking, as is the case with all Dubuisson beers Ive had, but its part of the locale of the beer, I dont think they are doing it to be gratuitous and brash, just a unique tradition of a beer. Id love to try a bigger, older sample.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (23865) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
Bottled. Clear golden coloured with a small off white head. Aroma of alcohol, malts and spices. Flavour of alcohol, malts, caramel and spices. Too much alcohol for my liking.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2005
2004 Bottle - Deep hazed copper, thick, khaki colored head. Rich inviting nose of stewed golden raisins, dates, pear, and brown sugar, with a light caramel apple infusion. Warm dark fruit flavors and light alcohol mesh well with the late spicy hop notes. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, bittersweet finish. Perfect for drinking in front of a roaring fireplace on a cold dark winter night. However, in this case, a warm Autumn evening worked just fine....

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Bottled. Murky. malty nose with dark fruits and yeast. Flavor is spicy with apple, caramel, coffee and bourbon notes. Creamy mouth feel. Some hop bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2005
Deep hazy amber bodied beer which forms an initially very airy and large head, mostly diminishing. Strong quite liquorous alcohol certainly doesn’t try to hide its alcohol. Extreme level of sweetness brings palate fatigue rapidly. Faint hint of grassy, oily and leafy/floral hops evolves in a seemingly separate world than the malt, in a linear fashion. Fruity nature, procuring lots of yeast esters in the range of apples, berries and apricot. They never claimed it was dry, but this is just too sweet to be enjoyable despite the interesting flavors, the bottles are very small (250mL) and yet I definitely could not finish one by myself.. Syrupy, licorice-y and barleywine-ish example.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mybrainhurts (376) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 6, 2005
A delicious beer and full of character! Aroma of crunchy apples, sweet dried apricots, raisins and alcohol. Rich, malty mouthfeel. Pleasantly warming at the finish. A very rewarding belgian strong. Thanks cigarsnbeer for the sample!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - AUG 5, 2005
A beautiful beer, fruity and candy notes on the palate. Aroma is alcohol and apple....maybe a touch of apricot? I cant wait to try it during christmas time!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy amber body with a moderate off-white head. Aoma of toasted malt, spicy fruit cake, caramel, applea, and toffee. Flavor of malt,, spices, and brandy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kevin (2156) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 30, 2005
02 bottle. light brown with a thin white grey head. alcohol nose with a sweet caramel note. meaty taste with some light peppermint, spicey as hell, nutmeg, fruitcake taste. hot like a jaeger shot. nice sweet finish that is still hot, nice.thanks to TChrome for this.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Bottle. Iced tea color with no head. Sweet cherry icing like nose. Taste-sweet fruits, fig, yeast, lots of spice. The spice is very, very well done. Hot on the tounge, like liquor. Reminds me of schnapps. Hot and spicy.


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