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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1157   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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2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
realaledrinker (35) - Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Nose=Alcohol Taste=Alcohol Aftertaste=Alcohol. I realize this is a Belgian Strong Ale but they did a horrible job hiding the alcohol. The alcohol overpowers all flavors and aroma.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
revolution2718 (262) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Pours clear amber with a finger of rocky head. Nose is fruity, cherry, marzipan, candy sugar. Taste is pretty unpleasant, like cherry cough syrup, very sweet, thick mouthfeel. Not my cup of tea.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tonypreto (114) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2014
11.2 oz bottle poured into chalice. Aroma is a little hoppy, slight fruits and some alcohol. No head to it at all, pours a deep Amber. Flavor is very hoppy with s creeping heat from the alcohol. Very potent, not my favorite Belgian Xmas.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (771) - - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a cloudy brownish amber. Aroma and taste are spices, booze, and caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lstorie3 (20) - Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA - DEC 12, 2014
I found the color a little curious. I expected a much darker beer and when it poured a burnt orangish color, I was wishing it was either a little darker or a little lighter. It did pour a nice thick head though. had held up and laced nicely. The aroma is very much a strong Belgian ale with hints of bread, must, cheese, raisins. Now that I think of it sort of like a fruitcake, but maybe itís the seasonal label influencing me. First sip a full mouth-feel and a noticeable alcohol tingle. Very sweet followed by a little bitterness. Nice alcohol burn and a little warmth in the cheeks. A very good Christmas beer. One to sip and enjoy on a cold night.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Distance_Runner (58) - BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2014
Botttle from Carrefour, Evere, Belgium. The strongest Christmas Belgian Beer. Quiite good, loved the aroma. By the way, they are the oldest brewery in Wallonia

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (675) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 7, 2014
Draft 0.15l at Bush stand Horeca Expo Ghent Belgium 2014.Pour it dark amber color with medium white head.Taste and aroma of caramel, spices, chewing gum.Same story like Bush blonde, not bad but also nothing special.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (1494) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Aroma: intense caramel, dark fruits, some alcohol, spices. Appearance: clear, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: medium to heavy sweet. Palate: sweets intensify, caramel, lively carbonation, spices, some cloves. Overall: very nice Belgian Strong Ale, excellent aroma and palate, nice winter spices. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wixie (71) - BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2014
Clear red liquid, large head. Light, fruity aroma. Full body, little carbonation. Taste is sweet and bitter, with hints of licorice and a disturbingly strong taste of alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MBarni (11) - SPAIN - DEC 6, 2014
Molt bona cervesa de nadal. Molt líquida, gens terbola ni espessa. Excelent!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blade86 (659) - Wrocław, POLAND - DEC 5, 2014
cloves, caramel, spices, alcohol; dark red, brown, medium quickly dissipating foam; medium sweetness, slightly bitter, light sourness; light body, alcoholic feel, rather soft carbonation, long bitter and alcoholic finish: Overall: generally not bad but alcohol too noticeable


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