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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1127   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KW92 (535) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 7, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa ciemno bursztynowa, klarowne. Piana drobna, średniej wysokości, krótka.
AROMAT: Intensywny. Korzenno-owocowy. W tle przyprawy i alkohol (wyraźny)
SMAK: Słodkie. Słodowo-karmelowe. Lekko korzenne oraz przyprawowe. Alkohol wyczuwalny, ale nie natarczywy.
OGÓLNIE: Potężne przez zawartość alkoholu, który idealnie komponuje się z całością. Dobre, ale nic więcej.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (179) - ITALY - MAY 1, 2015
Ambrata carica, limpida, schiuma compatta ma poco persistente che lascia un velo senza mai sparire del tutto. Corpo pieno, carbonatazione medio-alta. Aroma di uva passa, caramello e lievito, qualche nota di mela. Al palato uva passa, caramello e leggero amaro luppolato, bella nota alcolica sul finale (molto lungo).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
artyom (713) - Osijek, CROATIA - APR 25, 2015
0.33l bottle. Copper color with quickly disappearing white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, candy sugar, raisins and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet with alcohol notes. Full body. Overall it’s nice Belgian ale, but alcohol is slightly too offensive.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
pricey290483 (675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
bottle from beer hawk very strong on the aroma and the taste its a very strong beer not a style i like but give it a go not for me and won’t be having it again

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdb84 (327) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2015
Bottle. Beautiful orange copper color with stable foam head and vertical carbonation bubbles. Nice. Aroma is Speciale Belge with notes of apple juice, cider, hay, hint of lemon. Ok. Taste is quite boozy, but fruity. Apple juice, rose hip, hint of marzipan, cherry liquor. Development is hairspray, boozy sourness. Tingles the nose (!). Aftertaste is apple juice, dry. Too much alcohol for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hrabren (146) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 19, 2015
April 11th 2015: tasting@Svijet piva, Zagreb. Shared with Dami, Habek and Radoš. I drank this back in 2008 in Brussels, but didn’t rate it then. Clear amber color, off-white head, diminished quickly. Caramel and raisins in aroma, alcohol kick just like in Bush blonde, but slightly less intense, sweet, woody. Warming, bitter, alcoholic, long finish. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PauloAG (226) - BELGIUM - APR 15, 2015
330 bottles. Pour clear amber with thin head. Fruityness and sweetness. Malt, molasses, caramel, apricot. Great beer. Like a dopplebock with an ale caracter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (3032) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2015
Bottle from carrefour@soissons, France. Amber beer with small head. Aroma if caramel and marzipan with a little spice. Taste is caramel, malts and a little treacle with some alcohol warmth. Good sweet stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (366) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 6, 2015
Amber to copper colored, light off white head. Aroma is of candy sugar, quite sweet, some spice and a bit of alcohol. Taste fairly sweet brown sugar, caramel, candy, fruits, spices, boozy with alcohol warmth which lingers in the aftertaste. Some low to moderate bitterness in the finish. Dry sugary sticky, medium to full bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (867) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2015 Poured from a bottle into a St Feuillien glass. Pours amber copper with modest head and lace. Note...this bottle is at least 5 years old. Aroma of sweet malts, alcohol and powder sugar. Medium carbonation and big mouthfeel. Flavors of rich malts, powder sugar, raisins, prunes, alcohol, slight herbs and chocolate. Overall big, bold, and quite flavorful despite the age. ** Tried July 29 from small bottle...says Scaldis Special Ale, around 10 years old. Bottle actually held up rather well if you let it open up for 10 minutes or more. No fizz or head when opening. My ratings are on an overall assessment of Dubisson, including a visit and meal there a few years back. Great line-up of big beers.


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