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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Like the Brasserie Dubuissonís 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 NoŽl, ripened for 7 months on wine casks from Burgundy (Nuits-St.-Georges).


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KyotoLefty (8922) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2016
2012 bottle, bought outside of Leuven. Fantastic nose or grape, caramel, vanilla. Not all that pretty: a kind of cloudy orange-brown color with a huge, airy head. Huge flavors: grapes, wood, figs, vanilla. Very creamy, with a lovely soft carbonations. Nice tartness in the background. Smooth and silky. A lovely beer.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Syfher (301) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle of 75cl, in a Trappist glass; room-temperature. One of the great beer Iíve taste. Powerfull, with a great colour and taste. The subtle mix of beer and wine is far more than great. Try it, you wonít regret it !

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Janishaaaa (9) - LATVIA - DEC 10, 2015 does not count
Nice, long drinking beer, with lots of complicated aroma in taste: raisins, caramel, vine and yes - it is strong, but overall well balanced beer. Nice experience.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
2009 vintage. Pours a very cloudy, dark chestnut brown color thatís completely opaque with only the faintest of copper colored edges. Half finger off-white head that immediately disappears into a very thin ring that doesnít last. Not much in the way of lacing. The aroma is dominated by the vinous red wine barrel character giving off lots of toasted oak and tart dark fruit notes. The oak really stands out and is somewhat charred and ashy with a toothpick-like quality but this is countered by vinous grape, sour cherry, currant, fig and other dark berries. Along with the barrel notes there are some floral hops, peppery spice and sweeter malt notes, notably caramel and toffee. Slightly syrupy/medicinal but thankfully this is overpowered by the oak and red wine notes. Medium bodied with a surprising amount of carbonation for the style and strength along with a really nice, dry red wine barrel flavor thatís nicely integrated into the flavors of the base beer. The oak presence is dry and toasted but isnít as strong as the nose suggests. I was worried that there would be too much dry oak/toothpick flavor but this beer has the perfect amount, adding another layer of flavor without killing everything else off. The oak presence is complimented perfectly by the burgundy wine flavor which is dry but still packs a lot of sweet, vinous fruit. Hints of dark grape, sour cherry, currant and juicy blackberry along with other dark fruit notes lingering over the sweet malt backbone and subtle floral hops into a slightly dry finish. The barrel is countered by sweet caramel malt, dark chocolate and toffee as well as a touch of earthy hop bitterness in the finish. The high ABV is expertly masked, making this delicious, complex beer dangerously drinkable. Although there is plenty of alcohol sweetness, there isnít any harsh heat, just some warmth in the finish. This is a truly remarkable beer that exceeded all of my expectations, and thatís saying a lot because I really enjoyed Busch Prestige. This beer is really expensive but itís worth every cent. One of the best wine barrel aged beers Iíve ever had and I would definitely purchase it again. Highly recommended!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (3335) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2015
small sample from bottle at the bottleshop. donít know what to expect here. the normal bush is bad in every way. poured a amber colour with a few white bubbles on top. nose has still a strong malt presence. candy sugar, burned caramel, vineous notes, red fruits. spiced alcohol. grpes, wet wood, again a bad version. i have no idea why this is so high rated. itís not that good imo

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lonick (1143) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle @ Craigís. Pours amber and with a haze. Sherbet, caramel, toffee salted caramel on the nose, slight carb in the mouth. Sherry desert wine taste and more of the same from the nose, really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (9031) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle at Craigs. Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of green plum, light spice very fruity. Taste is light sweet, almonds. Light fruity sherry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9786) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle at craigís. Pours deep amber, nose is funky, sherry, berries, taste is caramel, dry toffee, sweet fruits.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (4918) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle at the brewery
Rich, vinous, oaky, dark brown, vanilla, fruity, full bodied, well integrated fruitiness, half wine half beer, dark fruits, caramel, grapey

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (2725) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark amber with beige head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is vinous, sweet, caramel, spices, and touch of alcohol. Flavor is sweet and sour, oak, vinous, spices, dark fruits, malt. Finish is sour with faint touch of alcohol. Overall: great brew.


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