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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1046   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2004
What's the deal with the tiny bottle? I want a larger serving of this please! Malty and alcohol at the finish - reminded me of a good tripple. This looks great - nice head, glowing body, slippery lacing all over the place. Give me a 750ml of this and leave me alone for the eveing. happy happy beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2004 nice orange-amber rich malt, slight caramel with spicy alcohol, and some fruity yeastiness. flavour is sweet rich malt, firm peppery alcohol warmth with passionfruit and apple yeast in the background. some flavours reminicent of a peaty whisky. Very spicy dry finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2004
Clear orange in color. Fluffy head. Nice beer. Nice carbonation. Aroma is fruity. The alcohol is not sharp. Good sipping beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2004
Pours a beautiful Orange-yellow with a huge fluffy white head. Nice carbonation. Aroma is mildly fruity and alcoholic, although the alcohol is not sharp. Flavor is mostly malty, with fruity and alcoholic notes throughout. Candi sugar is noticable as well. Nothing too assertive, which is rather amazing with something this big. I wouldn't call it great, but well done and good as an after dinner drink, or a nice sipping brew for a cold winters night.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 6, 2004
25 cl bottle. Medium amber with a bit of pink, light continuous bubble action, smallish lasting head. Initial caramel qualities in the nose, but yeastiness and alcohol soon show up. Less evidence of its strength in the flavor, except near the end; very sweet, almost a lactic quality, honey-orange notes and a bit of pungeant herbs (tarragon). Fairly bitter, intense finish that lasts for a significant time. More aroma and this would be a real winner I think.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2004
This belgian pours with a golden body topped by a medium thick head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet yet bitter and malty with a spicy, hoppy note and a slight metallic note. The flavor is sweet yet bitter and spicy with a good maltiness. Medium bodied, tingly from the carbonation and dry.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2004
I really like this one. Amber or honey colored, frothy white head. Floral aroma, mixed well with honey and a slight alcohol burn, and funkyness like leather. Balanced finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2004
Thick murkey orange, big white head. Musty orange malty aroma. Thick malty flavor, thick must alcohol covered malts dominate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crockett (1007) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2004
Spot on Gorgeous Amber pour. I'm surprised I didn't see any haze. Nose is fruity with alcohol. Quite still. Has definate alcohol warmth. It's quite bitter at the start. Warms up and butterscotch and toffee malts start to shine. This one didn't blow me away, although I would definately order it again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2004
Bottle. This is why I like a good Belgian Strong Ale...high ABV, full flavor and a bit of a burning sensation as it goes down. This is definitely a sipping beer in my opinion and that's just what I'm doing! It poured a small sized tan head that was fairly smooth with fine-medium sized bubbles that fully diminished. The body was mostly hazy/murky, carbonated with an orange-brown hue. The nose was malty, caramel, sweet and alcohol. The flavor was sweet, caramel, alcohol and full flavored from start to finish. This beer had an alcohol burning sensation as it went down. There was no lacing on the sides of my glass with this beer. If you like BSA's, I definitely recommend giving this one a try.


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