Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1252   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.

kabsetter's rating

   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 didnít disapoint! A bit pricey at $21, yet tasty and would enjoy again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackisle (1528) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Clear deep amber brown, small frothy off-white head, mostly diminishing, light lacing; aroma roasted malts, brown sugar, dried dark fruits, caramel, licorice, cinnamon, vanilla, alcohol; taste is light heavy sweet and light bitter, malty, toffee, alcohol, nutty and spicy notes, with long duration, sweetbitter finish, alcohol, spicy notes; full-bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation; strong but balanced, a fine winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (4099) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle from Drinkshop. Clear deep brown colour. Quite well balanced, with the hops and malt being equal. Hops contribute mostly bitterness to balance the heavy malty body, but also light grassy flavour. Alcohol is lightly to moderately present, mostly towards the finish. The hoppiness gives this beer a fresh crisp feeling that is not often found with strong Belgian ales. It also reinforces the fruitiness. Excellent beer, I am only lightly annoyed by the alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (3048) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle from Kumiyama AEON Mall liquor shop. Nose of caramel, huge alc fumes, ripe dark fruit, a touch tangy on the sinuses with alc and spice. Deep reddish-brown color, Ripe tingling dark fruit, alc. Is a bit hard to take, candi sugar. Finish is sweet, fruity, and warming. Good. But kind of a scorcher for the palate and the stomach.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (211) - LATVIA - JAN 23, 2016
Dark amber colour. Transparent. Mild sour aroma. A bit sharp taste. Bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (310) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Sample from HO1K. Pours a deep caramel brown with medium off white head of foam. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Taste is caramel, toffee and a hint of some spices. Very smooth and hides the alcohol well. Not bad but not great. Enjoyable but not my favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Aromas of cherry cream soda, sherry, booze, caramel, spice. Clear bronze with a mostly lasting, puffy off-white head. Somewhat sweet, nicely balanced, some spice, some fruit. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
janubio (593) - SPAIN - JAN 17, 2016
Red brown colour, with small head that fades soon, good lace. Smell of pepper, cloves, cinnamon, aniseed, dark fruits. Medium to full body, with a rich, creamy and thick body. Taste is similar to the smell, chocolate, dark fruits, cinnamon, cloves, aniseed. Simply great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JuanFlk80 (24) - SPAIN - JAN 16, 2016
Bebida en botella de 33cl, en cervecerŪa Kraken Oviedo, cerveza de estilo navideŮo con un sabor y olor excelente

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (873) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 13, 2016
Darkish brown colored, clear, small beige head, not very lasting. Aroma is sweet caramel, brewing sugar, dark fruits, some roasted notes, spice and a touch of alcohol. Taste is very- sweet caramel and brewing sugar, some chocolate, dark fruits and some spice, noticeable alcohol and warmth, fruity finish. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, sticky. A tad too sweet and boozy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
belgis (341) - - JAN 12, 2016
Clear fruity dried raisin aroma. Very clear beer. Almost no foam ruby redish. Boozy taste aggressive. Not so clear in aftertaste.

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