Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1264   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kabsetter (103) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Nice big beer, love the x-mas offerings and this one didn’t disapoint! A bit pricey at $21, yet tasty and would enjoy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimbo2 (245) - DENMARK - OCT 15, 2016
Belgian Christmas beer at its best. Sweetish, low carbonation, full body, esters, dried fruits, cardamom, toffee, warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mandaritto (239) - LATVIA - AUG 20, 2016
Some spices, dried fruits, very sweet, too sweet for me. mouthwarming. Well ballanced and rich, not exactly my type of beer (too sweet (specially for summer)). Should taste in the colder weather.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mice (816) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Meripihkan värinen olut pienehköllä, mutta pitkään kestävällä valkoisella vaahdolla. Tuoksussa karamellia, mausteisuutta ja alkoholia. Makean karamellinen maku keskitäyteläisellä suutuntumalla. Alkoholi puskee esiin turhan paljon ja jälkimaku on pelkkää alkoholia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (2142) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2016
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 30/03/2017 Deep bronze body with hazy, a creamy tan head sits proudly atop. Rich aroma - dark brown sugar/treacle, licorice, cinnamon, nutmeg, sultana & raison, slightly woody, old oak thing happening, booze in the works gives it a porty undertone. As to be expected, it’s big, thick, luscious, like wading through a puddle of syrup, yet isn’t hot or out of balance. Low carbonation, smooth ride. Get that big rich, dark, almost burnt caramel richness upfront, lovely notes of glace cherry & plum & prune, spiciness taken to degree where it adds its own tannic sort of bitter element, providing notes of nutmeg & clove. Really dig the port/oloroso finish on it. Solid Christmas beer - hard to balance that big abv - lacks the finesse than say the De Nuits has

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shark_Pants (612) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2016
330ml bottle BB Mar 2017. Pours amber red with very little head, very low observed carbonation. Aromas of plums, raisins, caramel, some grassy hops. The taste has some sherry, cherries, plums, candi sugar, firm herbal hop flavour and bitterness, light acidity, noticeable booze. Full bodied and prickly, helping counteract some of the sweetness. Decent winter sipper. Would be even better with more age to smooth out some of the hop flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fules (826) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUL 12, 2016
Habja nagy, de nagyon gyorsan elapad. Sötét réz színű. Illata karamelles, édeskés, enyhén fűszeres. Íze keserű komlóval indít, édeskés, enyhén karamelles jegyekkel folytatódik, jelentős, kissé csípős alkoholos lecsengéssel fejeződik be. Utóízében a komló keserűje dominál, bár az egész csak nyúlfarknyi. Mellette érezhető még egy határozott édeskés fűszeresség. Nagyon telt sör.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6789) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2016
How: Bottle, 2003 vintage.
Where: Akkurat, Stockholm.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Raisin, dried fruit, caramel, alcohol.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Raisin, caramel, dried fruit, malt, bread, some alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (2762) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 13, 2016
33cl bottle from lovecraft Aveiro, Portugal. Color is dark copper. Head is thin and white. Taste is medium sweet, light to medium bitter. Aroma is malty, bubblegum, cereal, fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lunarmountains (169) - - MAR 19, 2016
Aroma: bubblegum, caramel, herbs. Appearance: amber, clear, minimal head, white foam. Taste: herbs, white friuts. Palate: thin feel, medium body, slick feel, lively, long finish. Nice One.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrNosha (1731) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2016
33cl Flasche. Klares dunkelbraunes Bier mit flachem Schaum. Es riecht komplex nach Gewürzen und Kräutern. Alkoholisch im Antrunk. Süsser Geschmack.

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