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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a clear, bubbly copper body with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma of toffee and pineapple. Flavor of caramel and malt. Creamy palate with a warm alcohol finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2004
Lots of alcohol, but doesn’t push the limits. It’s as though Delirium tremens had an older nastier sister. Tasty in that it’s a nice blend of sweets, cinnamons, apples... a fruity apperatif with a sharp aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3466) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Bottled as Scaldis Belgian Ale. Label says 12% so I figured this was it. This is a 2003 Bottle. Aroma is sweet and caramelly. A burning alcohol aroma is present and reminds me of the smell of Aqua-Net hair spray. Coconuts, yes! I smell coco butter. Smoked brown sugar in there too. Holy cow there’s a lot going on in the nose. Long burning warming boozy finish. Damn, lots of burning booze. Has some sweet honey brown sugary notes to start, but this is dominated by the booze and the burning. Appearance is a mildly hazy orange color. Yes, orange. Small off-white head. Nice nose, but not totally enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2004
A musky, fruity belgian with floral notes. Very full malty taste with some citrus and alcohol aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Hazy amber with a nice creamy sligtly off-white head. Excellent glass lacing. The aroma is fairly sweet and not too much alcohol for the strength. The flavor is sweet malt, some yeast, and a good wallop of alcohol at the end. Full body with some definte alcohol burn. Not overwhelming given its strength.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2004
Poured Amber as described. Aroma of rotten fruit - apples, peaches. There is something unfiltered and impure in a bad way here. The caramel malt is substantial, but not enough to carry weight of the alcohol. Spices are the ony redeeming entity. The good news is the bottle is only 8.33cl - less to pour down the drain. I hope it doesn’t corrode the pipes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 6, 2004
Orange brown color with light carbonation and no lacing. The aroma is very dirty with fruit and yeast and musky malts with alcohol. The flavor is very doughy with plums and raisin and a solid bite of booze there. The finish is tangy and yeasty. Lots of caramel sugar in the tail. Decent BSA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Cloudy amber with red tones. Small filmy head, spotty lacing. Citrus aromas. Oranges. Alcohol. Roast and caramel malts. Yeasty. Flavor is more malty. Bitter hops and yeast flow in after the malts. Spice and alcohol warm the stomach. Really warms the stomach. Alcohol isn’t all that hidden. Spices linger on with a warm finish of bitterness and malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - SEP 3, 2004
9/1/04. Poured out of 33 cL bottle, shared with friends at Stuffed Sandwich in San Gabriel, CA 9/1/04. Pours a dark amber brown, very hazy. Dense fluffy head that lingers pretty well. Not much lacing after the very first moments. Lightly sweet nose, almost like a Scotch ale, very little alcohol on the aroma. Moderately caramelly and fruity. Lovely caramel rum cream taste with a touch of alcohol, finishing with a bit of a warming rush and a touch of butterscotch. Very full and velvety body. Finish sort of falls off, long but very faint. A touch tinny on the back, but still quite nice overall. Big and badass. Quite my style. But it's a bit rough around the edges.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 2, 2004
Appearance: A rose gold color with a significant amount of carbonation. Pours a fluffy white head with good retention and a creamy, clingy lace. Aroma: Fresh, fruity (like peaches or apricots), and caramel, but a presence of tartness Taste: A sweet start (almost syrupy) with a strong presence of alcohol, some tartness, and a dry finish that lingers well after the last drink. Mouthfeel: Creamy and full bodied with the high alcohol content showing through. Comments: A very dynamic beer. The initial taste is very sweet and almost syrupy with a significant presence of alcohol and a warming sensation. It has an interesting complex combination of sweet, dry and tangy flavors, that evolve as the beer warms. Drinkability is low, because it is so intense.


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