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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Reddish orange with white head. Sweet caramel aroma. Caramel city this is. Taste is sweet, butter, toffee, with mild alc finish not representative of 12%.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2004
(Bottled) Clear amber color with a smallish head. Very mild, sweetish-malty aroma with toffee hints. Quite strong - but not unpleasant - alcohol accent in the malty, fruity and sweetish, quite bitter flavor. Sugary, slightly alcoholic and bitter finish. Reasonably full-bodied, carbonated and brandyish palate. Reminds me of both Jenlain Ambree and Frederik Tosin (which have nothing in common, by the way :). Not as pleasant as the Noël, not does it hide the ABV quite as well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2004
Great amber brew with a fine brilliance and with a creamy light-beige froth. Expressive nose with a fine malty accent, a touch of Baba au Rhum, some dried fruits like apricot, nuts and orangettes. Powerfull and creamy mouthfeel with some alcohol roundness and fine accents of buttercaramel, dried fruits, cakes and a touch of Grand Marnier. Faint bitterness in the afthertaste with a longlasting caramely aftherglow.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HermanW (1045) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2004
They tried to give a good balace between the taste and the alcohol. 12% is high . Tell me .... The taste of this beer is OK.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Spicy green fruit, caramel, very carbonated, bittersweet finish with alcohol present.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
kujo9 (1094) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Large lasting white head on a deep golden hazy body. Bready toasted and caramel malt dominate at first, but diacetyl and nutty malt helps itself into the mix. some light clovey and raisiny, plum aromas follow w/ a ligh alcohol solventy character. Bready malt flavor at first, well balanced with some light sugary sweetness. Plums and a dry finish round it out for the flavor as well as light clove and hints of banana. finish is on the medium dry side. Aftertaste is toasty malt, like Cheerios! Medium body, creamy, well hidden alcohol, but lightly dry at the finish. Overall not a bad beer...possibly over rated, but not a bad beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Deep Cloudy Orange Coloring With White Ring...Sweet Fruity Aroma... Yeasty, Citrus, Carbonated..Definite Alcohol Warming...A Bit Heavy...Normal For the Style... Very Enjoyable Belgian.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeM500 (1907) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2004
On tap at Maproom. Golden honey colored, honey nose with hints of raisin and apricots, phenols come out as it warms. Very oily and mouthcoating sweetness, syrupy in the middle, mapley and honeyed and some caramel and chocolate. Tingly at the finish with some blander biscuity notes squeezing in. fascinating the way the strong alcohol comes and goes in the taste. Damn good way to finish off the night!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 19, 2004
In the tiny bottle (0.25L). My bottle was marked "Best before June 2003." I think they might be serious. Little or no head from the pour. Very disappointing. Also- I am surprised to find NO YEAST IN THE BOTTLE!!! In the past, I have captured Scaldis yeast and cloned it for making my own lambics. The bastards must be filtering it now! That SUCKS! I wanted the yeast for my fermentate. Glorious amber color. Nice carbonation nucleation sites forming for a beer with no head. Smells like caramel and earthy fall. Buttery sugary malt flavor with a great mouth feel. Outstanding taste! Hey! This was my 500th beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2004
03 bottle. Clear amber, frothy, long lasting beige head. Sweet aroma, lots of honey, some apple, light spice, mild alcohol. Toffee and caramel come out in the flavor along with the honey. Alcohol was mellowed out greatly for such a big beer, medium to full bodied. Quite nice, now if they only got rid of these stupid 8 oz bottles...


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