Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2003
12% ABV means you have to expect a burn at the end, and you do. Beer is great but the alcohol is just too strong for me to enjoy this beer. However, if drinking beer for drunkeness is your goal than this is the one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 14, 2003
As the beer sets in its appropriate Scaldis glass, it appears a crystalline amber color, the head impressive in size, frothy in its consistency, the color an off white, as it degrades, the lace formed is a fine covering sheet. A hint of fusel alcohol, with a majority malt nose, citrus crisp fresh and a pleasure to the senses. Start is malt, tart, the top middling in feel, the finish is passably carbonated, the hops purposeful in their spicy bite, quite dry aftertaste and a nice “Belly Warming” sensation from the 12% ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2003
Big head, clear copper body with rising carbonation, sweet nose with hints of citrus. Mild flavors dominated by alcohol, fruity, somewhat sweet. Fairly bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (11041) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2003
Firm frothy head. Heavy sweet grainy aroma. Heavy, malty and a bit grainy with caramel. Some hopbitterness present, but overpowered by the sweetness and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2003
Faint Citrus smelling aroma, nice ruby brownish color. Highly noticeable alcohol kick, that is top off with a sweet caramel/fruity taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - JAN 27, 2003
This is one of the few very strong beers I liked: the taste is very alcoholic, but not too sweet, with traces of fruits (peach?). Not really my kind of beer, but still a good one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1951) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2003
Appears a murky reddish-brown in the glass. Slightly sour and alchohol in the nose. Strong alchohol taste. Somewhat sweet/sour taste, but the alchohol tends to be slightly overpowering. A good beer, but not nearly the best in this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5532) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2003
Pours a dark brown with a strong reddish hue. Strong alcohol and fruit aroma. Definite citrus fruit scent. Possibly orange or tangerine. Candyish notes also. Sweet overall taste. Can barely taste the alcohol considering this is 12% by volume. Expected this to taste much stroger, a la EKU 28. Finishes with a bitter but dry sweetness. The alcohol lingers a little longer. Wonderful beer, overall. Definitely worth trying.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2003
What a powerful nose! Lots of spice and sweet fruit.Alcohol was present but not overpowering.Great dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2003
clear copper color, constantly fizzing bubbles rising to the large-bubbled head. that was interesting to see. lots of alcohol in the nose along with a tinge of penny-scent. flavor was interesting-yeasty, spicy. tasty. i can taste the alcohol, but not as much as you would think for something that strong. better than orval, imho.

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