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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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).


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1736) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Bottle, thanks Keith. Pours cloudy copper/brown, with an off white head. Aroma is oak, wine, and fruit. Flavor is fruit, wine, oak, alcohol, and malt. Medium body, and a fairly long finish. Gets a little better as it warms. Really enjoy this one, wish it was more readily available.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Sampled from bottle @ Throwdown, courtesy miketd. Hazy amber color, thin off-white head. Dark rich grainy aroma, some heat, lighter yeasty notes. Mild alcoholic heat to start, backs off to quad-like tastes - sweet malts and a light yeasty twinge. A very nice Belgian.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2009
(bottle thanks tytoanderso!) Pours a cloudy light brown with an off-white, almost light yellow head. The aroma was certainly strong of wine, with accompanying scents of cracked pepper, leather, wet paint, and plenty of oak. Flavor is far weaker than the aroma with some light sweet caramel initially, which transitions to the red wine, acetone, and the oak. The finish contains some bread and spice. Medium mouthfeel with lively carbonation. This beer has a great aroma, but the flavor fell a bit flat. Thanks again, Tyler!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2009
750ml bottle. Not a gusher, but the cork absolutely blew out of the bottle about five feet in the air. Be careful...

Heavy wine tannin on the nose. Light notes of alcohol. Dark fruit skin. Candy sugar. Cinnamon spiciness. Slightly musty upon warming. Acetone and mushroom-y vegetables as well (odd for sure). Pours murky, rusty brown/orange. No head and no lacing to speak of. Flavor is loaded with lots and lots of wine barrel. Sticky caramel. Slight acetone. Light spiciness. Slightly sour as well. Lush and creamy texture. Lively, but far from overbearing carbonation. Man, oh man... I had really high hopes for this one. Definitely a good beer, but far from spectacular. Thanks for the rare treat Niklas!

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sthlm (1255) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2009
[Bottle, thanks Tytoanderso!] Pours hazy brownish-amber with a decent beige head. Huge wine/vinous aroma, with light funkiness, leather, and raisin notes. Taste is heavily wine influenced as well--port, malt, alchohol, touch of black pepper, soe fruitiness, and decent acidity. Medium-thin mouthfeel, long vinous finish that transitions to malt, which then comes through very strongly. I often love wine barrel aging, and maybe I had gotten my hopes too high for this, but I was just a little disappointed by it. It was certainly well made, and I really liked the aroma, but other than that it just didn’t quite click with me. Thanks again, Tyler!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2009
A Mes rate: bottle at The Cadster’s Spotify tasting.
Typical Bush Noel looks. I’m strugglinig to distinguish this from the Prestige but that’s really not a bad thing now is it? Big, bad and very mad. Tart and fruity, massive complex malt, loads of chewy barrel and a big sting of alcohol offset with the sourness instigated by the Burgundy againg. Fanfunkingtastic stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (7674) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
2008 Bottle from Delirium Brussels. This dark amber beer poured with a beautiful white head and a citrus aroma. There is a very complex , but subdued flavor. Oak, vinegar, dark malt, some fruit. It presents itself in layers and leaves a lot on the palate for some time. The sourness lessens as the bottle empties.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (12596) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 18, 2009
750 shared by Marcus and I at Delerium. Bottle is 2008 Cuvee Special. Pours a dark amber with a decent beige head. Aroma has notes of oak and apple. Sour notes. Body is full and carbonation is fairly strong. Flavor is dark malt, and somewhat plummy sour. Malt is present to offset the sour. Becomes a bit vinous. Sour disappears with time. Changes. Goes really smooth in less than half an hour. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2009
Bottle. Poured a nice amber color with a small head. Vinious aroma with some ripe fruit and a nice alcohol touch. Taste was pretty sweet but still with good acidity. Pretty oaky and fruity taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2009
The maturation of this beer on the barrel has added so much. Lovely vinousity, luxurious alcohol, a fantastic fruity berry layer on top of a mild but sturdy caramell layer. Good acidity in the finish inviting you for another sip.


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