Aroma of booze, molasses, with a touch of wood and malt. Very active carbonation, nice tan head that goes away quick, and quite a bit of honey with a slight bitter finish. Very warming as you would expect from a Holiday beer, but the "spices" are very subtle. Great color and some serious chunks in the bottom. Nice medium body. This is a very pleasing ale for sure.
This is a sweet beer with a pleasant flavor 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.
A product made exclusively from malt, hops, candy sugar and water, Bush de Noel is a high fermentation, filtered beer and has an alcohol volume of 12%.The substantial use of caramel malt gives it a coppery red colour and an exceptional roundness. Particularly carefully studied hopping gives Bush de Noel a consistent, fruity flavour with a delicately hopped aroma.A limited edition beverage, Bush de Noel is an indispensable reference among the end-of-year beers.