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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Like the Brasserie Dubuisson’s renowned Scaldis Prestige, Scaldis Prestige de Nuits is aged in oak barrels for six months. But Prestige de Nuits is made of Scaldis Noel aged in Bourgogne barrels from the world famous "Nuits St. Georges" vineyard. The result is an ale of extraordinary complexity and depth.

Bush de Noël, ripened for 7 months on wine casks from Burgundy (Nuits-St.-Georges).


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Rating #2000. 750ml bottle. but thanks to Kan for sharing. pours hazy amber with off white head. nose of red wine, tannins, brett and pedio yeast, and some alcohol. flavors are slightly sour red wine, sweet toffee malts, alcohol, and ripe red fruit. very lively mouth feel with a dry finish. must of had some bugs in the barrels, sort of like a bigger version of Amazing Grace.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Courtesy miketd. Pours a dark caramel brown, with a small off white head. Really dug the nose. Lots of swet tannic fruits, oak, and malts. A little vinuous as well. the flavor was good, but not as tempting as the aroma. Pretty tart and sour for a belgian strong Ale. The vinuous characters really show up and lots of sweet tart fruits and dark malts are evident for some balance. Very tasty brew, and not what I was expecting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6594) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2009
Sample at O-town throwdown ’09 Pours amber with beige head. Aroma is yeasty with candi sugar and caramel with notes of wine barrel tart. Taste, dark fruits, and decent wood palate. Yeasty, caramel malts. Slight sourness of the cherry that was barely noticeable. At 13% this is one fine beer that I enjoyed a lot betetr than Bush Prestuge.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2009
Bottle at home. Hazy dark brown coloured with a fast disappearing off white head. Fruity aroma of dried fruits, red wine, vanilla and oak. Fruity flavour of dried fruits, red wine, vanilla, wood and alcohol. Warming finish of alcohol and wood. Nice, but not very drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2009
Bottle 75cl.
Light unclear medium amber color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy vinous, red wine berry sour acidic, cask wood, lactic notes. Flavor is heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long duration. A perfect acidic balance to the heavy sweetness, whre the notes bush beers only have the alcohol to balance the sweet this have the wine tartnes also ;o)). Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20081122]

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mbsmith (72) - Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Bottle from belgianshop.com tasted in a Rocheforte mug. Aroma was not as strong as i expected but neither is the Bush Premium which is probably the cleanest 13% beer i’ve had. I was outside so that may have detracted as well. Most evident was the additional aroma of wine, which was expected and got me really excited about tasting it. The appearance was darker and more reddish than the Premium but still looked pretty clean. Head was lively at first but dissipated quickly. Flavor was fantastic- tart berries stood out the most- cherry, raspberry, dark grapes, It was somewhat sweet and not as dry as you might think after aging in burgundy casks. It was certainly vinuous though. Wonderful palate- plenty of smooth carbonation made the fruits dance on the tongue and there was even a hint of creaminess. What a great beer. If only it wasn’t so expensive. Definitely worth it to try at least once and then decide for yourself about getting more.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2009
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Enjoyed to the Aab - Deportivo match.
Pours almost completely red with a slight haze to it. Head is small, rather fizzy with low duration. Tarty aroma with grapes, wood, brett, prunes, vanilla, blackberries. Medium carbonation, superb creamy and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is vinious, no doubt about that, but it seems incredibly balanced. Sweet caramel malts with prunes, plums and raisins mix wonderfully well with grapes and light red whine notes. Some brett-like tartness and dryness as well. Truly incredibly balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle from mbsmith courtesy of referral bonus (thanks!). Aroma was very unique, a hint of sour on top of a smooth belgian base. Flavor was complex and yet delicate for a 13% ale, with many surprises not to be expected. Very smooth, creamy and delicious. Extremely easy to drink except for the high cost.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Bottle from Brad, my man. Darkish pour with a thin, fleeting head, a minor amount of yeast at the bottom of the bottle. Aroma is undoubtedly wine-barrel oak, sweet grapes and mint, cucumber, licorice, a fair bit of mellowed, old Belgian yeast and some licorice. The flavor is rich and pure, malt and wine forward with a lovely, low carbonation body. Very drinkable and not too boozy. Some plum and cream of wheat and corn meal. Balanced and delicious. Not the "in your face" style of beer that normally dominates the top 50, instead a lovingly crafted, mellow and delicate example. Quite nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (13766) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2009
75cl bottle from VinensVerden, Odense. Pours amber/orange with a small creamy head. Nose and taste is of yeast, orange, prunes, figs, alcohol, caramel, wood , red wine, and nuts. Both sweet and sour in a balanced way. Full bodied with a medium to low carbonation. Very vinous, matured and complex. Lovely!


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