Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1157   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.

nlc's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nlc (93) - Amsterdam & Rotterdam, - MAR 17, 2011
Wow, this beer surprised me. It taste like a very good copy of my favourite. Very nice full body combined with deep aroma’s. bread, coffee, grass, dough, alcohol, amber, red, hazy, minimal head, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, oily feel, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrNosha (682) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2015
25cl Flasche. Fruchtige Malznoten. Etwas Banane. Im Geschmack mir zu alkoholisch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tysongillmore (355) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pityu (294) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle - Clear amber colour, medium sized off-white head, good retention and lacing. Sweet malty and boozy aromas, some caramel, raisins, brandy, bubble gum. Taste is sweet, caramel, some nuts, orange, banana, dried fruits. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, oily texture, sweet boozy finish. A classic belgian strong ale, nice but not awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleRider78 (328) - - NOV 16, 2015
Pours an average size foamy bubbly off-white head but dissipates to a thin coating. Has a clear golden amber appearance. Fairly excessive carbonation. Aromas of light toasty and caramel malts. Flavours of barley malts, toasted malts, caramel. Has a bit of a sweet/bitter finish. Astringent mouthfeel. The alcohol is somewhat noticeable but much more once it warms up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ncube (102) - - NOV 15, 2015
Boozy aroma of sweet malts, bubblegum, banana, hay, bread earth. Taste has much of the same character. Overall quite sweet and boozy, but with enough bitterness from being too sweet for the style. The high alcohol content is certainly noticeable but not unpleasant. I am happy with it mostly because it is a style not frequently available in the local LCBO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlfredoGarcia (182) - Santiago, CHILE - NOV 15, 2015
330 ml bottle. Bought in La mise en biere in Lausanne. Amber color with white head, beautifull. Smell is very plain and boring, almost like a lager, not at all like what you expect from a Belgium classic, feel some bubblegum and caramel, but very soft. Taste doesn’t fail though, very complex and full of details, like the very elegant ending it has. Don’t make the same mistake i did, i had it too cold and I cannot feel it all, but it’s an excelent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cristobal37 (462) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 7, 2015
Light amber gold. Big boozy malts on the nose. Big beer. Like a good barley wine it balances some fruity malty notes with a dallop of booziness. Finish is dry, oranges, nutty, boozy, but not out of balance. A nice night cap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (966) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2015
375ml bottle from the lcbo. Pours a crystal clear copper/caramel with a bubbly head that fades to a ring quickly. Aroma has lots of dark fruits, caramel, hints of a woody oaky vanilla, spice, bubble gum, and dark candy sugar. Taste is a touch sweet but not cloying. Dark candy sugar, caramel, dark fruits, bit of alcohol from the 11.8%, and a drawn out, warm dark fruits ending. Medium-full body with a medium-high carbonation. A touch syrupy in the mouth with a lively mouth feel and a dry finish. Overall a nice beer. Lots of dark caramel, candy sugar, and a alcohol warmth. BB 15/06/2017.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bierridder_S (409) - BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2015
18/10/2015 @home - 33cl bottle form a gift. Clearing orange colour, no head. Alcohol, fruit, caramel, spicy but really overdone on alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ccostoya (14) - Santiago, CHILE - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle, 330 cc A. caramel, alcohol, banana and fruity esters all over A. clear amber T. strong alcohol, heavy cloying sweetness P. medium body, oily feel, average carbonation Extremely unnecessary alcoholic beer.

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