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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1185   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nquantz (28) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2005
Cloudy, copper color with almost no head. Malty & fruity aroma. Full-bodied taste - slightly spicy, malty, with dry finish. The high abv is not that noticeable making this a dangerously drinkable beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2005
Poured a slightly cloudy amber (surprise!!) colour, with a short and slightly persistent head. The aroma was bursting with sweet toffee and alcohol and a slight nuttiness. Concealing 12% is asking a bit much, and it showed in tasting - but not unpleasantly so. A bit of fire in the breath could have been dangerous around the fireplace, but even in winter there’s no need for a fire in these neck of the woods. The flavour realises the sweetness, but not as much as expected. Some good bitterness on the finish leaves a lasting aftertaste full of caramel nuts. A good beer, but I feel duped with only 250mL in my glass!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (16728) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2013 Bottle. Dark orange, thin white head. Sweet orange/tangerine aroma, very sweet in mouth but then kick of hops and burning alcohol. Touches of whiskey and caramel and boiled sugar. A little unpleasant. 1.8 Bottle in Brussels. Boozy but kind of attractive.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2007 There wasn’t much worth noting on this simple pale colored ale. It surely didn’t beg to be drank. While the alcohol was noticeable, it was 12% noticeable. It was dangerously drinkable, like Super Budweiser (or Busch). Small bottle sucked.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fly (1455) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Dangeerously easy to drink after a night of having many other beers. Where’s that 12%? It’s eating at my brain ...

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2005
Bottle. Dark honey body with a thin foamy head. Nose-very floral and sweet with fruits. Taste-quite spicy. Notes of cotton candy, black pepper, alcohol, some bitter, apple, and some cirtic zest. This is pretty good. The spiciness is really nice and makes this enjoyable through and through.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (16315) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2008 Bottle. A bit hazy, medium amber colour. Dense, big white, head. Malts and honey in aroma. The alcohol is present from the first sip, but stays in the background until the aftertaste comes. The flavor starts quite sweet, but turns floral and toffeish with a hint of banana. Long, dry finish. Because of the alcohols? This is definately not a session beer, but nice indeed (050827)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2007 Cute little bottle with some strong ass ale. Quite clear and copper colored with a thin head. Clean, floral and fruity aroma of caramel, marzipan, dates, alcohol. Sweet and alcoholic, bitter and somewhat thin. Decent dark fruit and malt flavors that are overshadowed by the alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Pours a clear medium amber with a nice tight head and fades slowly. Aroma is very sweet, caramel, cotton candy, toffee, molasses, slightly oxidized and only a bit spicy as the head faded a bit. Flavor is initially a bit sweet, but the alcohol pretty much kicks in right away with a harsh burning along with some woody earthy notes. Finish and mouthfeel seem dry due to the high abv.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2005
Drank in the company of Joey Capps and JadoreBlanche at Chester’s, in Hamilton, Ontario. Pours a cloudy orange body, with a a very thin coat of beige head to lock in the goodness. Lots of sediment flating around as well. Very nice looking brew. Aromas are of caramel, some sweet orange/citrus notes, corriander, very spicy. Taste is sweet, spices, orange rind, malty undertones, complex. Fairly smooth finish, full bodied, with a warming alcohol feeling. Great example.


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