Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 1182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2005
Sweet honey nose, nice deep amber with a firm head. This is a beer betrayed by its strength. Although it starts well, the alcohol comes through too sharply in the finish. Astringent, ethanolly characters dominate, coating the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2005
[bottle from magic_dave6] pours a clear amber colour. nose is fruity with some toffee notes and some alcoho and some yeast. good body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2005 Bottle (330ml). Sampled at 2005 Toronto (Fort York) Festival of Beer. Poured a slightly hazy orange, with a spare off-white head. Aroma of sour wine, acohol, citrus-sweet malt - overall quite sweet and very strong alcohol. Taste - alcohol dominates - I caught mango+banana+citrus, very sweet malt, mossy - a bit like an average belgian dubbel with a massive alcohol override. Mouthfeel a bit harsh, finishes alcohol-harsh - upshot is that it’s not balanced at all, I’m mostly left with over-amped taste buds from the booze-burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2005
On draught at Max’s (Camden Yards) in Baltimore in June 2005. Clear, golden color with large head and lacing. The aroma is yeasty, sweet, and malty. The flavor has alcohol, peach, sweetness, and is very smooth even with the alcohol and some bitterness. Great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (6297) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2005
Clear orange color, short off-white color. Sweet aroma, caramel malt, flowers, some honey. Caramel malty taste, soft, bit flowery and hoppy bitter. Overwhelming alcohol, burning, like a liquor. It’s hardly a beer. I’m left with a burning tongue and throat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nicholai (100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2005
Bottled. Faded amber color with that short lived head. As is typical of Bush’s beers, its aroma suggests complexity and quality. I find honey, barley, fresh grass, and something pleasantly astringent. The taste is sharp with a mostly bitter taste, grain, caramel, and evident alcohol. An excellent beer for those cold winter nights.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2005
Robe blonde claire avec des tons ambrés. Mousse beige-jauneâtre persistente. Arômes de caramel, de poivre, de poire, de miel et d’alcool. Saveurs d’alcool, de poire, d’épices, de malt caramélisé. Corpulente.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
PandoraGreen (27) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2005
Seems lightish in colour for an amber. No head. Malty taste, fairly simple. Doesn’t taste much like other ambers I’ve tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2005
Nice looking beer. Red amber colour with a thick head. Alcohol and spice strong in the scent that can be smelled at arms length. Very smoth when it first hits the mouth but then the hidden flavour springs the ambush. Assulted from all sides your tastebuds can only smile (note last beer of a long night:)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (2058) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2005
Light amber colour with large white head. Aroma has honey, alcohol, sweet fruit and candy. The alcohol is apparent in the taste and warming thereafter. Flavour is sweet and honey to begin, finishing lightly bitter, dry and spicey. Pretty good but the alcohol is a bit too blatant.

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