Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (891) - New York City, - APR 6, 2013
Drought. Dark red color, small off-white foamy head, strong alcohol aroma mixed with sweet cherry taste, long finish. Not really making you think of cough syrup, but...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hrc_Cro (120) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 20, 2014
0.33l bottle. Clear amber color with small head. Very nice cherry smell. Aroma of cherry and caramel with alcohol present. You obviously cant hide 12% for long. Taste is sweet and fits nicely on the cold winter day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (206) - GERMANY - DEC 20, 2014
Braun, dunkle Frchte, Karamell, Se. Etwas alkoholisch, belgisch, hefig. Gut fr den Winter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FireGlider (48) - CROATIA - DEC 20, 2014
0.33 bottle drank at A Matrz Kocsma in Budapest. Medium lasting head, amber colour. Sweet cherry like aroma. Strong carbonating taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1509) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2014
With Z in Delray, at Coffee District , pours an amber rusty orange color. Nose is fruity and sweet. Taste is spicy and very floral and sweet. Finishes on the same tasting notes, dry with Z moderately long finish. Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1460) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2014
On tap at The Coffee District. Pours a cloudy orange with a white head and spicy aroma. Taste is full of spices, yeast, and light floral notes into the spicy, Belgian yeasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
revolution2718 (263) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tonypreto (119) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (773) - - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a cloudy brownish amber. Aroma and taste are spices, booze, and caramel.

   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 its 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Distance_Runner (66) - 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

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