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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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2.3
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2006
Flaske fået af vores ølpusher på vesterbro. Klar kastanje med lille råhvidt skum. Sød som bolsjer (kongen af Danmark) i duften og sma ger alt for meget af mandelessens. Det er ikke en favorit.

3.8
mjg74 (3106) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Bottle from BevMo La Mesa. Pours a dark amber color with little head. Strong rich aroma consisting of dark fruits, raisins, and alcohol. Some apple aroma and a little tobacco. Very spicy dark fruit flavor with some alcohol burn. Strong malty finish. Alcohol isn’t as noticable in the finish. Enjoyable sipper.

4.5
dwyerpg (6188) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2008 First rate 4.2 Very Christmasy. The taste is too malty to be top notch for me, but other than that, there is little to complain about. Good spices. Second rate shown in score only.

4
jacobwennbom (357) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2006
This I like. Dark brownish in color. Very rich in taste, there is sweet chocolate (lots), butterscotch and and a wall of hoppy bitterness in the background. Aroma is pretty much the same save the bitterness and add roasted malt. A very firey mouthfeel due to the alcohol is very present, but it never gets too heavy. Overall a great beer I would love to have again on some chilly winter’s night.

3.5
flemmingwillum (1208) - Nysted, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2006
Pretty powerful aroma of caramel and alcohol, but also incredibly much of figs and dates. The flavor is again very fruity with a lot of figs and dates, but the alcohol takes the control towards the aftertaste, which is alcoholic with a little bit of figs. Of course, this beer is very marked by the alcohol, but not as much as you would expect for a 12% beer. The same applies to the body of the beer, which is creamy and sturdy, of course, but also not as overwhelming as expected.

3.8
fonefan (49428) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2006
Bottle. Color is dark amber with a nice head with good duration. Aroma is sweet with lots of spices. Taste is fruit and spices with a sweet alcoholic finish.

3.7
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Bottle via trade with SDBruBoy! - Thanks Cliff! - Pours dark copper with a short offwhite head that fades quick. Aromas of nutmeg, candi sugar, and caramel. Flavors of caramel, nutmeg, nuts, cinnamon, and a touch of chocolate. Somewhat dry on the finish with fizzy carbonation throughout. Unique and pretty drinkable..

3.9
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2006
2005 bottle -- Copper body with a light yet sweet aroma, fruits are predominate. Taste was excellent, fruity with a nice hop accent. Malts are evident in the end, sweet with some fruit.

3.6
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Cloudy, dark ruby-copper-hued body...no real head to speak of here. The aroma is very sweet - with prunes, apples, dates, figs and molasses and honey too. It suggests a very sweet, complex beer. The flavor is very similar to that as well, except that its not that complex. Mostly sweet - I suppose to cover up the high alcohol content. Strong alcohol burn.

3.8
notalush (5878) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Medium amber color, with fizzy, short-lived head - very warm, wintery spice aroma, with hints of nutmeg and cinnimon being the most prominent - quite spicy and warming, complimented well by the alcohol presence - dry, herbal, tea-like charateristics - a hint of cocoa and roasted nuts - subtle, yet very flavorful at the same time - nice.


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