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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a sweet beer with a pleasant flavour of hops. Indeed, for Bush de Noel, the brewer uses a traditional process which consists in placing hops flowers in the vats where the beer rests for four to six weeks by which time it will have reached full maturity, giving it a very distinctive taste. In the U.S the label generally reads Scaldis Noel.

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4.2
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Bottled. Murky. malty nose with dark fruits and yeast. Flavor is spicy with apple, caramel, coffee and bourbon notes. Creamy mouth feel. Some hop bitterness.

2.8
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2005
Deep hazy amber bodied beer which forms an initially very airy and large head, mostly diminishing. Strong quite liquorous alcohol certainly doesn’t try to hide its alcohol. Extreme level of sweetness brings palate fatigue rapidly. Faint hint of grassy, oily and leafy/floral hops evolves in a seemingly separate world than the malt, in a linear fashion. Fruity nature, procuring lots of yeast esters in the range of apples, berries and apricot. They never claimed it was dry, but this is just too sweet to be enjoyable despite the interesting flavors, the bottles are very small (250mL) and yet I definitely could not finish one by myself.. Syrupy, licorice-y and barleywine-ish example.

3.9
mybrainhurts (397) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 6, 2005
A delicious beer and full of character! Aroma of crunchy apples, sweet dried apricots, raisins and alcohol. Rich, malty mouthfeel. Pleasantly warming at the finish. A very rewarding belgian strong. Thanks cigarsnbeer for the sample!

4.2
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - AUG 5, 2005
A beautiful beer, fruity and candy notes on the palate. Aroma is alcohol and apple....maybe a touch of apricot? I can’t wait to try it during christmas time!

3.7
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy amber body with a moderate off-white head. Aoma of toasted malt, spicy fruit cake, caramel, applea, and toffee. Flavor of malt,, spices, and brandy.

3.5
Kevin (2199) - Montana, USA - JUL 30, 2005
02 bottle. light brown with a thin white grey head. alcohol nose with a sweet caramel note. meaty taste with some light peppermint, spicey as hell, nutmeg, fruitcake taste. hot like a jaeger shot. nice sweet finish that is still hot, nice.thanks to TChrome for this.

3.6
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Bottle. Iced tea color with no head. Sweet cherry icing like nose. Taste-sweet fruits, fig, yeast, lots of spice. The spice is very, very well done. Hot on the tounge, like liquor. Reminds me of schnapps. Hot and spicy.

4.3
nicholai (100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2005
Bottled. Clear amber color with some very slight sediment. Smells are overwhelming, sweet caramel, evident alcohol, slightly pungent, grains. The taste is sweet and biting, with a bitterness that lingers in the mouth. This is rather light tasting for its alcohol percentage, and not nearly as spiced as I had remembered.

3.7
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle - 25 cl] Cloudy amber color with a thick and creamy tan head. Very sweet and complex aroma of fruit, nuts, grain, malt and yeast. Very sweet taste as well. It begins with a sweet nutty and malty taste that gives way to a very alcoholy and fruity middle with a warm and spicy finish. Warms on the way down.

3.7
Lunkie (1937) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2005
Stong hop spice complex aroma with sweet nuts and fruit. Clear red amber colour with excellent head and lacing. Sweet malt flavour with hops and nuts. Smooth palate.


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