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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Lively carbonation. Sweet caramel maltiness nicely balanced by a good amount of bitter hoppiness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7986) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 30, 2005
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a thin off-white head. Fruity aroma (grape, plum) with vanila, yeast, and malt. Fruity flavor (adding some tropical fruits) with a malt and yeast presence to go with an alcohol warming. Rich and complex. Sherry-like flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2005
Cloudy golden-copper w/ less in suspension. Large beige head. Good carbonation. Very complex, aromatic malty & fruity nose w/ notes of rum, raisin, butterscotch, toffee & caramel. Smooth, thick feel. Flavour is malty & fruity w/ some interesting butterscotch & citrus notes. Lots of alcohol warmness in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2005
(Purchased as "Scaldis" because of the great threat that the brewery is to the A-B empire...) This is a straightforward, delicious brew. Pouring a hazy amber color with a thick creamy head, it’s got a light, fruity nose with sweet caramelly malts and spices galore. Very thick to drink/chew, it nonetheless goes down smoothly. The flavor is of caramel malts, light fruits, spices, white pepper, and alcohol. It finishes like a fine brandy, warming the belly, heart, and head. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (14732) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2005
UPDATED: APR 20, 2013 Bottle. Amber colour, big stable head. Peppery aroma. Peppery, malty flavour. Sweet caramelly aftertaste, turning peppery and dry. Warming, almost burning from the alcohol. 6 3 7 3 17

Bottle, 12%, looks to be best before 2002, 11 years ago. Distinctly oxidised aroma. Copper colour, has some small bits of yeast in suspension. Very small white head. The flavour is sweet and spicy, lots of dried fruits. Rather boozy finish, burning alcohol, but goes well with the sweetness. I would have preferred it to be younger, but I am sure a few years in the cellar is better than drinking it fresh. 5 3 6 3 15

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - APR 22, 2005
Aroma of sugar, malt, clove, apricot. Appears hazy amber with cream-coloerd thick head consisting of tiny bubbles that dissipate rapidly. Flavor of heavy spices, overlaying sugary malt; peppery, cloves, horseblanket. Palate is thick, a bit chewy, very effervescent, with distinct slickness. Overall, this beer is greater than the sum of its parts and much different than I expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 (Bottle 25 cl) Fully golden, bordering on amber. Head is high and sturdy. Very substantial, very potent sweetness and not particularly bitter. A very solid beer. 160493 & 191002

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
Pours hazy amber with no head. Smells sweet like maple syrup. This beer is all about malt, not much yeast aromas like most belgians. Warm taste with notes of alcohol. Lots of carmel malt. Decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (6900) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2005
250 ml bottle - Habersham Beverage Warehouse, Savannah, Ga. Pours a dark orange to light amber with a slight, but long lasting white head. Pleasant aroma - with some amaretto accents, some alcohol and some candied sugar. Some of the same in the flavor, with the candied sugar really coming through. Some toasted bread comes through as well, slighlty biscuity. Mouthfeel is sticky, nice. Alcohol evident, but not overwhelming. Very good Belgian.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2005
Beautiful hazy orange colour with sweet notes to the aroma.Honey caramel toffee flavour,absolutely fantastic beer.You can taste the alcohol,but it doesnt spoil it....GREAT beer!!!Wish I had another!!!!


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