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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Helsdon (342) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2016
First sip said booze! Took that second look at the label and saw 11.8% Ahhhhh. Past the booze, which isn’t overwhelming considering the percentage, you get some sweet caramel malts, some mild bready yeasts, nothing notable on the hops front. Overall an alright beer, a boozy bonanza, but not exceptional.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - APR 16, 2016
Bottle; pours clear amber with an off white head; aroma of caramel, dark fruits, yeast, and spices; taste is sweet with caramel, dark fruits, and yeast; finish is slightly bitter with some spice and alcohol warming; okay

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 20/20
josanguapo (939) - SPAIN - APR 6, 2016
UPDATED: APR 6, 2016 From 2d2despuma. In Teku glass. Playing South Park The Stick of Truth. 75 years edition (2008) Nasty aspect (no foam at all, nasty brownish color) but very pleasant sugary sweetness. To drink slowly because of its booziness

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (981) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2016
World Beer Festival Raleigh There are aromas of alcohol and caramel malts, vanilla, spice, and some yeast. It has flavors of caramel malts with spices, yeast, fruit, and hints of vanilla. It has some alcohol warming.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchad56 (303) - - APR 2, 2016
Bottle - clear golden, high carbonation with thin off White head. Pleasant, strong fruity aroma. Ting on tongue - strong tasting, lasting in mouth. Can feel the alcoholic 12% content - but nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
Pale amber pour. The nose is softly spicy. There’s a little bit of vanilla and a touch of fruit and spice. Very peppery and a little bit fruity. Some light higher alcohols. Quite dry and a little bit zippy. Has a touch of acidity and some soft pepper. The alcohol is apparent and there is a little bit of heat but it’s a solid strong ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nybol (1269) - DENMARK - MAR 13, 2016
Smager helt klart hen ad barley wine, men med en 12% er det vel forståeligt, er lidt spritet i eftersmagen, som dog kun er mest i eftersmagen, lidt synd for den er ellers virkelig god.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WVHouseofBeer (1005) - Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2016
I honestly didn’t think this was very good for a Belgian Strong Ale. The nose is heavy alcohol and caramel malt. Flavors are straightforward sweet and alcoholic. Pours a nice deep amber color with little head/lacing. Body was a little cloying. Normally for a big ABV like this beer has, I would expect deep complexity of flavor but that was not the case for this one. It could probably be put down for a few years in order to age and mellow down for the flavors to develop a bit more.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lello4ever (558) - ITALY - FEB 27, 2016
Colore ambrato con poca schiuma. Aroma di malto, alcol e spezie. Al palato dolce con una presenza dell?alcol molto decisa. Corpo deciso, consistenza oleosa. Non male.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gaelic (135) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2016
Very thick strong sweet ale. Thick taste of caramel, toffee. Too sweet and not in balance with the rest of the beer.


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