Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1048   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Choos (600) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2003
Powerful alcohol aroma with hints of caramel. Clear orange/red. Smallish head not quite white left some laceing. All I could taste was bitter/sweet caramel and crystal malt overpowered by alcohol. I think I need to try this again to be absolutely sure but I wasn't very impressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heykevin (1276) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2003
Alcoholic sweet aroma with a dusting of englishy hops and some sherry as well. Smooth maltiness, some cracker and sweet bread. Toffee too. Warming alcoholic, but very well balanced, good dusty bitterness lurking. Alcohol flavor shows hints of cinnamon, the only other beer I've seen that in was the Southampton Eisbock. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2003
This bottle was labeled Scaldis. The beer pours a nice brown amber color, frothy cream head. Smells like the Noel but a little fruitier perhaps. Cinnamon, butterscotch, toffee. Nice sweetness to it. Again the butterscotch/toffee thing. Bites you in the back of your cheeks (sinuses I guess). Definitely warming, and should be at this level of alcohol. Not really a bitterness but that bite of alcohol. Great flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14498) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2003
Cloudy orange-amber clor. Strong sweet malt aroma, caramel, oranges. Strong mouthfeel, thick, quite alcoholic (but at 12%…), malt, sweet, fruity, oily, well bitter at the end. Very strong character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4730) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Bright orange-tinted copper colour with a dense off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, caster sugar, melons, raisins, bubble gum and a bit of malt-Very nice! Heavy-bodied; Super sweet and alcoholic taste-some of the fruityness lasts, but not too much. Aftertaste burned slightly from the alcohol and results in a not-so clean tasting palate. Overall, a decent beer-strong and NOT hiding that fact! I got this 25 cL bottle from the Opera House Gourmet in Manassas, Virginia and sampled it on 21-November-2003.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2004 Dark orange\amber colour. Caramel aroma with overtones of spicy alcohol. Flavor was pretty spicy with some strong citrus. Very warming due to the alcohol content, which is suprisingly subtle in the taste, good for a cold december night but perhaps a bit too sweet for me.RERATE: I just cracked a bottle from Belgium No mention of Scaldis as is the name in the US...Very different it seem s not nearly as syrupy...Much more balanced...In fact quite good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroueNeault (158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2003 Amber ale with a small head. Fruity and malty aroma. Malty taste with a bitter finish. Alcool is very present both in the nose and mouth (which is not a good thing according to me). A good beer...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2003
A good belgian, but really nothing remarkable, positively or negatively, about this beer at all! Standard to good in every way, but nothing really sets it apart from the masses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2003
Vintage 2001: Pours a full and effervescent amber colored body tan rocky mountain of head, I’m suppressed its not flat. The aroma and flavor are heavy with malt, plums, apricots, figs, cantaloupe, a herbal spiciness, with a great presence of the 12%abv….Not over powering but not overlooked either.
The palate is sticky / chewy, pleasant malleable texture. The finish leaves a sweet and warming sensation in the back of my throat ….. Man, what a splendid brew, and for a 250ml bottle, it packs a hell of a punch!
Post comment: Damn, why are the ratings so low?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2483) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Small offwhite head, some lacing. Clear gold with a brown hue. Malty somewhat alcoholy nose. Malty sweet, oxydized, alc flavors. Never was very fond of this brew. Sweet warming finish.

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