The Bush de Nuits was introduced to the market in 2008. To create this beer, the Bush de Noël was matured for six to nine months in oak barrels that were previously used to mature Bourgogne de Nuits-St-Georges, one of the great Burgundy wines. The beer is decanted into 75cl bottles and placed in the brewery’s warm room to produce a second fermentation.
The final result is utterly surprising. This is a beer with plenty of character, a clear colour, vinous aromas and a taste profile that leans towards wine…
The Bush de Nuits is deep amber in colour and has powerful aromas of ripe fruits. Besides the aromas produced by the fermentation (overripe banana), there are striking touches of red and black fruits that are reminiscent of port, Maury wine or a very mature Grenache. In the nose there are surprising impressions of spices, vanilla and slightly burned wood.
The taste is rich, full in the mouth and fruity with touches of chocolate. Despite the clear presence of alcohol, this beer’s taste is well balanced with just a trace of sour. Finally, this beer has a beautifully long finish.