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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).


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1581) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
RBAG Summer Session 2012. Pours a reddish brown colour with a small white head. Aroma of lovely rich, slightly sour fruits, oak and toffee. Flavour of rich, slightly sour fruits, caramel, malts, mild hops and a massive amount oak. Full bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel and a dry, oaky, warming finish. Very tasty and quite complex.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Courtesy miketd. Dark brown with an off white head. Rich malt, subtle aromatic spices, belgian yeast, candi sugar, lightly vinous oak. Great combination. The palate on this was perfect- silky smooth with plenty of soft carbonation to carry the flavors. Full body. Great belgian strong ale.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (1516) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 24, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2013 served by the best wife in a Westmalle trappist glass - as a Christmas gift :-) hazy brownish colour, moderate brownish head, which lasts for several minutes; aroma of raisin, apple, some figs, alcohol, wood, hints of yeast and biscuit; taste of white wine, green apple, biscuit and alcohol; alcoholic spicy aftertaste; excellent belgian strong ale

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS (1507) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2013
750 ml bottle at home - taken from notes. Pours a brownish amber with no head. Artoma is unbelievably Bourgundy, balancing the original beer with fine sour notes. This is in my humble opinion a worthy "adversary" of the DDB Stille Nacht Reserva - Pinot Noir barrels well chosen for this beer. Definite like!

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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2010
Bottle@Home. Easy going and straighforward Belgian Ale. Not too sweet, fruity or bitter. Very save, just OK. Alcohol well hidden.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Foffern (1441) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2012
Bottle at Belgian Beer Weekend, Brussels. The colour is very hazy dark amber with a very small off-white head. Sour aroma of wood, leather, rowanberries and cloudberries. A bit sweet flavour of red currants, sweet berries, wood and leather. Has a slick mouthfeel, and a light bitterness. A fantastic and complex ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2013
2011 Huge pillowy white head, quick dissipation. Smell huge red fruit, tart apple, wood, citrus. Taste fizzy carbonated tart, citrus, dry oak, lemon, belgian yeast. Very smooth, bit of heat on the end. Very good special occasions beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem (1378) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2009
There are moments for it, but the original Bush Ambrée is generally far too sweet for me. Same for the Bush Noël, which is nonetheless slightly more balanced and interesting. Somehow I thought that not even something as romantic as seven months on Burgundy casks could rescue this beer. I was wrong. They completely rescued it. It turns out that the added oaky, tart-and-vinous complexity, which is really not so subtle, is exactly what Bush needs to better suit my taste buds. Whiskeyish aspects there too. Good night. I look forward to the day when Dubuisson is aging so much beer on oak that they can bring the ridiculous price down into the realm of accessibility.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2011 Bottle. Corked bottle opens up with a nice big pop but no gushing. Poured into to a tulip glass a clear light brownish red orange color wih a slight tiny bubbled head. Nice aroma of light fruit, oak, and red wine. Has an almost slightly slightly sour note in the nose. Light mouhfeel. Starts with a light fruit flavor like apricot and apple which leads to a tanic like wine flavor. Some booze type notes as well. Drinks really nice. Thanks to matsciguy for sharing.


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