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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsetlock (66) - Hartland Twp, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Amber-brown,light sediment haze,small beige head. Small malt/brown sugar alcohol smell. Overly sweet brown sugar malt profile, almost like syrup. Medium alcholol heat,softly carbonated.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shark_Pants (585) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fules (648) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6492) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (2624) - 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.

4
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrNosha (1529) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlueGaljoen (97) - FRANCE - MAR 6, 2016
Belle bičre de Noël, Robe brun claire, Trčs forte, c’est une Bush ... Un peu trop alcoolisée, L’alcool emporte un peu les saveurs de pain d’épice pourtant présentes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wozap (671) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - FEB 16, 2016
Miedziane, piana średnia, niska i nietrwała. Aromat suszone owoce, dużo rodzynek, cherry. W smaku słodych i owoce, alkohol lekko wyczuwalny w goryczce, ale zbalansowany, oczywiście szybki i przyjemnie rozgrzewa (i szumi w głowie) Wysokie nasycenie, musujące w ustach. Degustacyjne.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackisle (1918) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (4781) - 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.


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