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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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).


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
I had two entirely different sets of reactions. When i had my first glass I thought of a slightly fizzy slightly sweet red wine spritzer and was not impressed. An hour later the same beer was delightful. Is it possible that a red wine barrel aged beer needs to breathe? Who knows. Here is my second set of impressions. Appearance is perfect. Indeed, the appearance of the bottle is so perfect that the appearance of the beer hardly matters, but that is perfect also, like a slightly hazy, reddish tripel, but with a very small tan head. Nose is complex but simple to describe, malts and Burgundy wine. Taste is complex and simple as well, Belgian tripel, without the floral, lavender, lilac notes of the basic Prestige, but with complexity from from the Burgundy again. I thought it was great, obviously, but I docked it a point for being over 10% alcohol and another point for its price. 13% ABV makes a beer scary dangerous, and $39.96 for a single bottle of beer, purchased at the case price, is just too high. And yet, I’m glad I have the rest of the case waiting for me!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (532) - - MAY 21, 2016
Pours a dark amber body with a medium head. Nice malty aroma with a fruity feel. Rich and well balanced taste with a nice fizzy fruityness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (3848) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2016
75cl bottle, pours a deep red-brown, aromas of cherries and strawberry, rich and dry-fruity, dry-sweet body with light astringent esteryness, bitter fruitiness with touches of dry wood. Gorgeous, especially now it’s aged a year.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1435) - - MAY 3, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brown color. Aroma and taste are red wine, oak, some sweet malts.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fkoolen (832) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2016
UPDATED: APR 21, 2016 75cl bottle at home, cuvee speciale 2014. Beautiful murky amber, cloudy, slim offwhite foamy head. Rich red vinous nose and taste, cherry, caramel, spices like cinnamon, nicely but just mildly tard: Flanders brown/red, but more carbonated and alcoholic, luxurious. Lingering fruity finish. Lively carbonation (champagne-like), good body, dry mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1325) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 18, 2016
Bottle - as Cuvée Spéciale 2014 - from Beerexpress when they were still residing on Gonsiori street (was I think € 24), shared with Mait. The bottle design is different, more traditional than the one pictured. BB 16.12.2017. Pours not very attractive coppery brownish, opaque. No head. Lovely, slightly vinegary aroma of oak, unripe red grapes, whitecurrants and gooseberries. Tastes sweet and sourish bitter, red wine, woody and ripe stone fruit flavour, cherry stones... Medium body, crisp carbonation, sticky palate. 100/100? Naah.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (2721) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 13, 2016
Bottle from Beergium. Copper color, white head. Sour/bitter taste with citrus, tart, sour apple, a bit of red wine, oak and ripe fruits. Sour/bitter finish with citrus, sour apple, red wine, ripe fruits and caramel. Excellent brew.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (1592) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle. Reddish amber color, creamy foam. Aroma: sour, cheese, barrel, wine, fruits. Taste: sweet, wine, fruit, vinegar, apples, home-made wine. Great.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SeniorZozo (897) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 20, 2016
Version from 2014. ---- Amber with medium white head. Aroma malty, nuts, bread, alcohol, nougat, vinous, barrell and alcohol. Taste has malt, bread, nougat, nuts, sweet malt, vinous with heavy wine notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artemb (463) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 14, 2016
Look: brown cloudy with particles. Aroma: brett, toffee, vanilla, wood. Taste: moderate sweetness with mild acet sourness. Flavour: malt, caramel, bisquit, some candied fruits, some earthy notes. Very good but no so intense as Bush Prestige.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (1675) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAR 8, 2016
BOTTLE 75 CL. Clear red-brown, small head. Quite close to the original Prestige - both aroma and the taste have mild acetic notes, oxidized wine and enough malts to balance. A bit of alcohol just spices the things up. Very nice.


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