Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium


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RATINGS: 350   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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).

Madsnp's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Madsnp (933) - - FEB 13, 2012
Bottle from the 2008 vintage. Pours light copper colored with small chunks and a nice small, dense, creamy and lasting off white head. Aromas of wood, caramel, berries, alcohol (surprisingly little), cider vinegar, christmas spices and candi sugar. Warming alcohol in the flavor and with notes of sweet malty caramel, tart wood and a rather dry finish.. Excellent beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2722) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
2009 vintage. Pours a very cloudy, dark chestnut brown color that’s completely opaque with only the faintest of copper colored edges. Half finger off-white head that immediately disappears into a very thin ring that doesn’t 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 that’s nicely integrated into the flavors of the base beer. The oak presence is dry and toasted but isn’t 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 isn’t any harsh heat, just some warmth in the finish. This is a truly remarkable beer that exceeded all of my expectations, and that’s saying a lot because I really enjoyed Busch Prestige. This beer is really expensive but it’s worth every cent. One of the best wine barrel aged beers I’ve ever had and I would definitely purchase it again. Highly recommended!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (2512) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2015
small sample from bottle at the bottleshop. don’t 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. it’s not that good imo

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lonick (1029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle @ Craig’s. 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7821) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours deep amber, nose is funky, sherry, berries, taste is caramel, dry toffee, sweet fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (4409) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (1924) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suurjuust (2039) - ESTONIA - JUL 24, 2015
Clear reddish-brown beer, medium off-white head. Nose is red wine, malt and fruit, mild acidity, berries. Flavor is woody, with red wine, tart notes, some more mild acidity, fruit and berries, malt that borders on breadiness. Dry and vinous finish, some warming alcohol. Smooth and complex, although the body has thinned from the barrel ageing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (4469) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2015
Not sure what Cuvée Spéciale 2014 means, but okay. Light misty copper body, large head. Perfect looks for the style, faultless. Much more sourness than expected. Sticky fruit, figs, woody, berries, red wine. Quite complex. Really a beer that lasts you all night long and never bores. One if the best classic Belgians I’ve tasted in a long time! (75cl bottle from trade with VDuquerroux, many thanks!)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Batavi (220) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2015
Fles cuvée 2014 gekocht bij Drankenhuys Bergmans in mijn woonplaats Waalwijk. Ingeschonken in originele Bush craquelé graal bokaal. Donker, licht troebel amberkleurig bier met compacte crèmekleurige schuimkraag die zich snel terugtrekt, maar wel constant aanwezig blijft op het bier. De aroma's zijn complex en rijk met tonen van: rode wijn, rood fruit als rode druiven, kersen, aardbeien en frambozen, eikenhout en bierkelder. Het smaakpallet is ook zeer complex en extreem goed gebalanceerd. Met eerst smaaktonen van; rode wijn, rood fruit; druiven, kersen, aardbeien, frambozen. Daarna houtachtige tannines van eikenhout, port, sherry, aardachtige tonen, leer en bierkelder. De smaakbalans tussen zoet, zuur, bitter en droog is ongelofelijk goed. De Bush de Nuits heeft een levendige carbonatie en de alcohol van 13% is totaal verborgen. Het is een geniet bier, maar drinkt toch gevaarlijk gemakkelijk. De afdronk is droog, houtig en licht zurig, de hop lijkt getransformeerd in een zurig tannine achtig bitter. Deze Bush de Nuits is een ongelofelijk goed Belgisch bier, een van de beste, echter de Bush Prestige doet er niks voor onder. Brasserie Dubuisson maakt bijzondere bieren. Binnenkort de Bush de Charmes beoordelen!

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