Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 1193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2005
Bottle, Smokeless Joe’s as Scaldis. Dark brown pour, small white head. Strong alcohol in aroma. In your face alcohol in taste as well, overpowering. Medium mouthfeel. Alcohol dominates and hides flavour, but there is no denying this is a well crafted beer. As it warms the alcohol does give way to some spiciness, but overall, a solid brew that could be even more with a better balancing act.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 21, 2005
Had this on tap at Monks Cafe in Philadelphia. This is a full bodied Amber Belgian Beer. The alcohol is a bit up front on this one. Not a horrible beer, but probably should have tried something else out.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2005
bottle. golden colour. alcoholic aroma. taste is one thing - alcohol. overpowering and unpleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 17, 2005
Pours a clear golden brown with a rocky tan head. Lots of lace. Smells of tart fruit and grassy. Light hops. Strong maltiness. Alcohol burn. Fruity. Unbalanced and not that tasty. Strong but that’s about it. No complexity at all. Some sweet alcohol lingering on the tongue. Not so hot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalhead (643) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2005
Amber color,decent head. Mild sherry/over ripe fruit aroma. Tasted of toffee,almonds and alcohol. Not bad but pretty one dimensional. And $$$

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shrubber85 (10359) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2005
Bottle. Sweet cherry and malt aroma. Reddish tan color with small but lasting head. A slightly sour toffee flavor with a bitter and the expected strong alcohol finish. Nicely drinkable - surprising for the alcohol content.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2005
Pours a golden amber with a generous white head. Aroma is of heavy fruits and alcohol. Flavor is deep and long. Tastes like toffee, lots of malt. Very nice belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2861) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2005
The initial thought behind tasting this one was, as a brewer, how high can you push the yeast fermenting the sugars before they break down and inevitably die trying. This turned out to be a good example of a Strong Ale, pushing the alcohol envelope with out compromising it’s subtle ’beer’ qualities and union of smooth flavours. Tasted from the bottle at the Belgian Beer Café, Perth (BBE 2006). Poured into it’s own stumpy tulip glass (again, overly cold), an auburn amber body spread little carbonation and failed to form a head, bar an island of beige foam (expected as much for it’s strength). Fruity esters dominated initially, with a backing of candi sugar and low toffee sugar notes. Spices, peppery, of alcohol and yeast came through as I warmed it. In the mouth it was almost like a candi store in a glass, ’humbugs’, caramel, toffee and butterscotch (Not in a diacetyl frame!), warming sherry alcohol mid-palate, and follows into a medium length sweet and lightly warming swallow. Holds it’s strength remarkably well and is as smooth as silk. A good, balanced, well rounded, winter warmer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Appearance is brownish orange in the glass with some light coming through and a decent sized light tan head. The head stuck around a bit and left rings of lace as I drank this. Aroma is fruity and sweet with notes of apples and dark fruits with a bit of caramel and spice intertwined. It’s a strong aroma that is good but a bit simple. Light fruit taste like caramel covered fruit. After taste is a bit fruity with a bit of alcohol bite to it, more than you would want. Mouthfeel is lighter than usual for a quad but is smooth feeling. Pretty good drinkability despite a few flaws. The alcohol really stands out in this one and the flavor seems a bit too sweet at times. As it warms though the alcohol starts to kill the drinkability.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
thick cloudy amber, not much head. fruity aroma and flavor would usually put me off, but i rated this a 14 overall, so there you go.

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