Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2459) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Thin head with light carbonation. Head reforms nicely upon swirling. Nice caramel aroma with vanilla and a hint of dough. Do not detect the alcohol in the aroma at all. Color is a dark golden orange. Lots of light wispy floaters in there. Flavor is sharp and mildly alcoholic. I expected more than this from a 12%. Tingles on the gums and tongue. More caramel and spices. Little bit of pepper. Finish is warming and numbing. I can feel the effects on my throat. A good and very strong belgian. Good thing it comes in 250 mL bottles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bibi (18) - De Panne, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2005
Clear dark amber colred beer. Very small head. Caramelly, alcoholic aroma with a note of raisins. The high alcohol is too present and the taste too sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eleusis (70) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2005
smooth, nice aroma, toffee and malt flavor, just a hint of alcohol on the way down. Great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2005
Hazy amber, rich cotton-like head. Big, raw, estery aroma. Pears, apricot, sugar and alcohol. Strong fruity and malty flavour pears, oranges, almond and pepper. Yeast and hops in the long warm finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (24032) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2005
Golden colour with off-white head. Sweet aroma with lots of fruit, alcohol and spices. Powerful flavour dominated by spices, alcohol and hops. Nice, but not the best belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (14619) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2005
Bottled (BB 08/2006)
Hazy peach/orange color, off-white head. Fruity nose. Fruity with alcoholic burn but pleasant. Some hops in the finish. Similar to some East European strong lagers (maybe to Frederik Tosin 12% as sayravai claims:)) !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
highlandlad (1443) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2005
A complex classic. Pours the bronze colour that prompted the switch from its previous name, Bush 12%, to Bush Amber/Ambree. The short tan head quickly disappears. Gorgeous sherry-like aroma that betrays the high abv. Some fruit and caramel notes. The palate is full and almost syrupy. It’s sweet and nutty, with lots of alcohol up front. The finish is wonderfully complex - dry and satisfying with orange-citric characters. Made for sipping, rather than swigging. The alcohol becomes a bit fierce towards the end of the bottle but those first few sips are enchanting. (Bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2005 Bottled. Clear dark amber colour. Small head. Caramelly, alcoholic aroma. Very sweet, caramelly with hints of raisins. The high alcohol shines through. It is okay, but maybe too sweet. I had no problem with the alcoholic flavour, as I´m not that opposed to it, and like spirits, too, but in combination with too much sweetness this influenced my experience in a somewhat negative way. Still it is a quite an enjoyable sipping beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Pours a darker, transparent amber with a small head, leaving lace. Light honey aroma. Weak malt also. Alcohol stings the nostrils. Spicy hops and watery malt. ALcohol too. Alcohol becomes evident after a few sips. At first fairly sweet, becoming warmer & dry from the alcohol. This is an interesting beer. It wasn’t that great but I enjoyed it. Big alcoholic kick, too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2005
This is a good Belgian Strong Ale. Caramel, slightly bitter, and some fruit flavors. Finishes bitter sweet, warming, and chewy.

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