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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1042   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.


3.1
   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...

3.4
   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.

3.8
   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?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2454) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nate (3648) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Malty. Raisins. Sugar and bit of toffee. Light bitterness. Medium amber clear with white lacing head. Heavy watery body with medium-heavy carb. Sweet & malty from start to finish. Light nutty bitterness in finish. Sticks to your tongue. Alcohol. Nutty bitter sweet after.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CEZ (397) - Milano, ITALY - OCT 17, 2003
[Warning: another of my almost-expired bottles. This one apparently suffered no ill effects, but I still think I have to mention it.] Maybe it was the orange label. Or the deep orange body. But I swear I sniffed orange notes in the aroma, which adds a note of freshness to the sweet malty background. Dangerously drinkable, more than other strong ales, despite the high ABV. Of course it's not as complex or rich, but it's balanced enough: the sweetness is countered by a surprisingly dry finish. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2003
Bottled, at Beirodrome, Islington, London. Crystal clear amber body with a soft bone coloured head. The alcohol is well masked and by no means over powering (a sign of class for a strong beer). Crisp and slightly astringent the beer isn’t overly fragrant. Slightly spicy, dry flavour which is unique but uncomplicated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2003
Bottle at Smokeless Joes, Toronto, Ont. Hazy orange. White head with a slight orangyness to it. Slight spices in flavour with alcohol present quite warming and great for the cool day I had it. This was very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2003
Dark orange colour with big head. Aromas of malt and caramel. Alcohol noticable but not overpowering in nose and taste. Nice nalt flavour with a nice spicey heat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (9789) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2003
Wonderful nose of spices, curacao?...the mouthfeel was unique, with the alcool coming out, and coating your throat...nice scotch warmth, with almost the same oak barel qualities. A repeat for sure!


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