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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It was created in 1933 by Alfred Dubuisson, grand-father of the present family brewer, Hugues. Its former name was "Bush Beer 24°" (the density in Ballings), but today it is known as Bush Amber. Its amber colour is due to the use of caramel malt in the production process. Its bitter sweet taste provides it with firmness and personality. What's more, it helps digestion.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 1, 2003
malty nose, strong, lightly alcoholic, light fruit, a bit toasty with some mild candy. initially large air pocketed head. really large and lasting. malty, balanced alcohol, candy. spritzy and toasty. decent

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adrenalin112 (57) - Lake Forest, California, USA - MAY 20, 2003
Very large, matly beer. Almost reminds me of delirium nocturnum, just bigger & w/more spice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogivlado (6416) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 20, 2003
Bottled(250ml). -amber coloured, light caramel nose, nice strong alcohol finish

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
imdownthepub (11473) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2003
Bottled, Amber and slightly clouded, chunky head. Strong malty aroma. The flavour has a fiery whisky note alog with light fruits and sweet malts. Overall a nicely balanced dramatically alcoholic juicy beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3562) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2003
Copper, loose tan head.Malty,light carmel nose.Starts malty, then finishes spicy with harsh alcohol heat.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonas (6141) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 4, 2003
Best before 5.2003 Caramel malt, spices, apple/cider and port aroma. Brown amber creamy blanket head - yeastclumps if you are clumsy like me. Grandma's prune liquor on the tastebuds. Full sherrylike aftertaste. Exits with a spinning room.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 31, 2003
Clouded amber body, thick head formation, fine natural carbonation. Nose has a strong malt accent with a woody, toasty, sherry aroma. Fresh green apples are evident as well as a little prune like character which bears some resemblance to a barley wine albeit in more moderate quantities. Exquisite smooth creaminess on the palate that allows this beer to slide down fairly easily. The palate is complex, with a typical Belgian yeastiness, toasted caramel flavors and a spicy hop finish with a restrained but noticeable bitterness. Some nutty flavors linger in the aftertaste. The 12% alcohol doesn’t interfere too much or kill off the flavors but does provide a hearty warming aftermath. Alcohol is just about right balance and allows other flavors to come through.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2003
Pours a clear amber color with a small, white head that lingers quite well. The aroma is wonderfully fruity with some spice and yeast notes. Medium body with medium carbonation, the flavor is fruity with hints of apple and pear, the finish is yeasty and very warming from the alcohol. The alcohol is definitely present, but not at all over powering. I find the alcohol accentuates the fruitiness of the beer in the finish. I really like this, the only complaint I have is the bottle is too small (8.4 oz).

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10801) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2003
UPDATED: APR 13, 2003 Bottled: Light amber coloured. Clear. Frothy lasting head. Alcahol, sweets and notes of spices in the nose. Too much alcahol dominates the other flavours. Able to recognise some fruity and spicy accents. Funny, a burp gives me coriander taste. Not very pleasant, but its there. There is some bitterness in the end. IMO not worth a revisit.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2003
Excellent Belgian Strong! Beautiful color with a nice head (relatively speaking, it is a 12% afterall) and bubbles moving through. It's strong, to be sure, but to me the alcohol is not overpowering. It is quite delicious. It is a beautiful color and very flavorful. I very much enjoyed this ale.


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