Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1106   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2004
Amber. Head that comes and sort of sticks around. Nose: caramel, barley, beef stock and concord grapes. Flavours are tasty, much crier than the nose. All in all like a belgian barley wine. G-rat

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4817) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2004
Cloudy orange with tiny suspended particles. Thick head and some lacing. Sweet fruit and alcohol aroma. Very smooth, slightly syrupy. Alcohol is hidden until the finish which is a long zesty alcohol rush that runs for a full minute before the goose bumps subside.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6154) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2004
Clear amber body, huge surprising off-white head, surprisingly very long-lasting and leaving nice lacing. Big potent alcohol vapours emane from the glass (and more and more as it warms). Flowers and dried fruits (apricots) alike. The palate is generally rather dry instead of the sweet and alcoholic typical big belgian I expected. It strikes me as zesty, bready, very alcoholic and hoppier than I thought with a big flowery and almost grassy hop profile that leads into a long bitter and spicy (cloves) finish. Nevertheless, this is too big for me and just so warming that it’s somehow hostile after half a bottle, very hot. Big full body providing mouth-coating heat, very high carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirkbreedveld (288) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2004
Strong heavy beer, with lost ao malts in aroma, quite fruity in taste, alchol warming in the mouth, soft hopbitters. In my opinion to heavy fot a so called amber

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JUL 2, 2004
I was expecting more, perhaps that’s my main beef. Body was just a bit thinner than I expected. Decent middle of the road ingredients flavor, with a warming spicy alcoholic finish. Noble European hops in there somewhere, almost indiscernable but there is some bitterness, just enough to make the malt not so cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Copper with a large white head. Banana nose with fusel alcohol notes. Sweet flavor, lots of banana, some hot fusels, bready yeast. Odd bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 6, 2004
Brilliant amber gold, with thick white head. Sweet malt nose, with some fruit notes. Nice and malty, with sweet alcohol that remains concealed behind the rich marshmallow like malt. Some tootsie roll....Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8294) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2004
Hazy amber brown, not much in the way of head on this one. Sweet candi sugar (or something similar) in a pleasantly alcoholic aroma with lots of malt. Flavour is very nice, with essentially what you would expect from the aroma. Lots of sweet maltiness. Palate is lighter than ideal but very nice. I was not expecting much and found a lot. With a bit more complexity this would be fabulous. A nice "light" beer to start of a night of summer drinking. Hehe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2004
Sampled at From The Vine beer tasting Jul 9th, 2004: Pours a clear golden orangle color with a thin white head. Decent lacing throughout. The aroma is very nice, a heady mixture of malt, honey and alcohol. Unfortunately the flavor doesn't come close to fulfilling the promise in the aroma. The body is carbonated with a rather Lager-ish character. Peppery alcohol and sweet caramel malt see-saw back and forth throughout. The finish is dry and lightly bitter. This beer was a bit of a letdown overall. Perhaps the (scalding?) alcohol content is to blame, but the beer seems unbalanced and is difficult to enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Poured amber in color with a small off-white head. Strong Alcohol smell with aromas of malts, caramels, and butterscotch. Sweet tasting with a bitter finish and a strong alcohol taste (almost overpowering).

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