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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1122   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (1738) - Edinburgh, - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle at xmas tasting. Orangy/brown, sweet toffee nose, dry malty toffee taste, sticky.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1202) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Scaldis de Noel has a very thin, off-white collar of foam (hardly even that, really), a clear, bubbly, rust-red appearance, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of rich, sharp, sweet, caramel sugar and medium-roasted malt. Taste is of those elements, with a noticeable alcohol presentation in the brandywine style. There is only the faintest shadow of bitterness, here. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, slick, and somewhat chalky, sad to say. Scaldis de Noel finishes boozy, chalky, and rich. RJT

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (164) - HUNGARY - JUN 22, 2014
Már a felnyitásakor olyan illatáradat kényezteti orrunkat, mely még kívánatosabbá teszi ezt az amúgy is különleges hatású sört. Rendkívül gazdag aromával rendelkezik: édeskés, mézes - mandulás, marcipános jegyekkel és likőrösen édeskés, kellemesen bizsergető alkoholos ízzel. Meghitt hangulatot varázsoló, az ünnepet megkoronázó főzet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (315) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
2014/06/08 - Pours a dark mahogany colour with a thin, off white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, candied fruits, brown sugar, spices and sweet liquor. Taste is candied fruits (cherries, plumbs, etc), fruitcake, spices, burnt sugar and toffee with a slightly boozy finish. Mouthfeel is medium and sticky with lively carbonation and a drying and warming, boozy finish. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Philym (948) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
Appearance: Clear dark copper/brown with 2 finger thick beige head. Aroma: Raisin, cherry, marzipan, aniseed, note of syrup/treacle and spiritous. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitterness and low sourness. Palate: Medium thick coarse texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering dry, alcohol warming, spiritous, aniseed, cherry, marzipan, syrup like finish. Comments: Lovely and glass lace.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Case (218) - GERMANY - MAY 21, 2014
Pours red brown with small quickly disappearing head. Faint caramel aroma. Sweet taste, lots of caramel, plenty of spices, raisins, pears. Alcohol is deceptively hidden and sneaks up on you. This is nice and quite complex but I prefer the Ambrée, which also happens to be less sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (1746) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle from cotteridge wines. Ruby brown beer no head and mild carbonation. Aroma of toffee and fruit cake. Taste is dark rich malts, toffee, burnt sugar and an alcohol warmth. There is a hop bitterness to counter yhe sweetness. Medium bodied and moderately oily. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rockana (217) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 27, 2014
Pours cloudy dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma is caramel, sugar. Sweet and wintery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2941) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2014
330ml bottle from beergusto. Pours clear mahogany brown, thin white, very long-lasting head. Aromas are prunes and booze, brown sugar. Taste brings a light spicy note. vaguely Christmassy. Sticky sweet finish. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
azzie (69) - - APR 14, 2014
Body heavy to medium. Soft carbonation. Cloudy liquid, color of light brown sugar. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Very nice, wintery.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (2954) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle from Geers. Dark red pour with thick off white head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramelized sugars, candied fruits, grassy hops, light alcohol. Taste is quite grassy, nice hop flavor, lots of toasted malt notes, tons of caramel with a warm alcohol finish. Palate is rich and full bodied, a solid winter sipper.


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