491. Bush De Noël (Scaldis Noël)

491. Bush De Noël (Scaldis Noël)

I purchased this at Downtown Wine & Spirits last week. I let it warm to around 45º F and served it in one of my Chimay chalices.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Brasserie Dubuisson Frères
Alcohol: 12.00%
Serving: Bottle, 25 mL
Style: Quadrupel, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance (4.0): Pours a lightly hazy amber with a half-inch, beige head that thins to a sudsy film.

Smell (4.0): Very fruity, with notes of banana, raisins, dates and cherries. There's also caramel maltiness and the light scent of alcohol.

Taste (3.5): Fruity and sweet throughout. There are lightly tart hints of cherries and strong flavors of dark fruit. The finish is lightly bitter with alcoholic spiciness.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Full-bodied, moderate carbonation with a strong warming sensation.

Drinkability (4.0): Surprisingly drinkable, given this is 12% alcohol.

Overall (3.8): A good quadrupel.

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