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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1115   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marcmo (16) - Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2002
I think Scaldis almost has hints of tannins (perhaps aging in oak?), even though this really is a flavor attributed more to a red wine and the ’skins’ of the grapes. I think I like Scaldis because although it strong, the brewers use liberal amounts of hops to offset the sweetness of the malt. Nice and warming.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NordicV (1305) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2015
Kopparfärgad, lätt beslöjad öl med lättare smutsvitt skum. Fruktighet och viss kryddighet i doften. Torkad frukt och lätt bitter mandel i smaken.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vincent68 (260) - Nitra, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 24, 2015
Fľaša 0,33 l. Tmavšia polotmavá farba, pena rýchlo opadla, ale drží, v aróme cítiť kvasnice a alkohol. Chuť jemne nasládlá karamelová, rezký nástup, slabšia horkosť, alkoholový dojazd. Pivo má vysoké grády, ale je piteľné.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirstyrabbit (1361) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle. Clear bronze body, instantly disappearing head. Aroma has sugary caramel and notes of booze that comes later. Sweet alcoholic taste with some roast. Pretty high carbonation. Has three components: booze, sugar and medium roasty malt. Has no real complexity so the high rating here is perplexing. Every nuance that the high reviews list here can also be found in any other super strong beer. This is a very basic boozy Belgian Strong Ale that seems to be heavily overrated for its intoxicating capabilities.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Batavi (97) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2015 Uitgeschonken in het mooie craquelé Bush bier graalglas. Helder warm, amberkleurig bier met een witte medium schuimkraag. De schuimkraag is in eerste instantie vol, maar zakt na enige tijd weg, een dunne schuimlaag blijft aanwezig, blijft iets plakken aan het glas. De aroma's zijn complex en aangenaam zoet fruitig. Geuren van rozijnen, pruimen en vijgen. Ik herken nog de geur van de Bush Prestige, alleen dan zwakker. De smaak volgt duidelijk het aroma, het is krachtig en zoet, meer gedroogd fruit dan in de Blonde versie. Rozijnen, appels, vijgen en pruimen. Verder wederom wijnachtige en houtige tonen in het smaakpallet. Een perfecte basis deze Bush Amber, om te laten rijpen op eiken vaten, hierdoor ontstond de magnifieke Bush Prestige, tot nu toe een van mijn hoogst gewaardeerde bieren. Maar ook deze Bush Amber heeft vele kwaliteiten, lekker complex en krachtig, waarin de alcohol van 12% toch behoorlijk goed is verborgen. De afdronk is warm alcoholisch en met minimale hoptonen, zoet en minder kruidig, en meer vineuze smaak dan de Bush Blond. Zeer geslaagd en erg lekker bier van Brasserie Dubuisson.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoRoBeNiKi (63) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2015
11.2 oz bottle from Ridgewood Winery (in Ridgewood, NJ) for 5.40 Appearance: Light caramel orange-brown/copper with a small, quickly disappearing white head, looks like an amber with more alcohol (which it clearly is) Aroma: Mostly some sweetness (caramel/toffee level,) and some whiskey-ish (rye) aroma, the later more expected for the strength, a bit of an underlying spice. Taste: Rye whiskey (esque) in front along with caramel and a nutty/toffee sweetness. Some spice as well, thought his hits more in the palate. Definite sipper as the alcohol is intense if not. Palate: It’s a bit spicy if not sipped. Otherwise, not bad, a bit of coating sweetness. Overall: A bit less balanced than your general Belgian beer. Sweetness and spice from the alcohol mostly. A bit too peppery to be a favorite but it does what it claims to do.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumax1 (285) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
Bouteille de 330ml d’ambrée vieillie 18mois. Arôme puissante d’anis de caramel et notes floral. Au goût c’est très puissant mais bien équilibré. On retrouve une petite acidité un gout bien sucré et des notes de caramel et d’anis en fin de bouche on retrouve la puissance de

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreamer (142) - PORTUGAL - MAY 8, 2015
Orange/amber hazy color, with medium and sand colored head. Medium to low carbonation. Body is full with creamy texture. Aroma is biscuit, honey, caramel, spicy, malt and alcohol. Taste is sweet, dried plums, yeast and almost no bitterness. Aftertaste is sweet, malty and bitter. A very complex beer...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Filipbeer (115) - - MAY 8, 2015
Beautiful ambar color with short head. Interesting and intense aroma. Sweet fruits (apple an pear) with some hoppy and creamy notes. In mouth this beer is a beast. Strong taste, mainly sweet but with a good bitterness, and extreme mouthfeel: warm because of the alcohol and full bodied. Retro-nasal aroma is liquorous. Great belgium beer despite the high alcohol degree.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KW92 (277) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 7, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa ciemno bursztynowa, klarowne. Piana drobna, średniej wysokości, krótka.
AROMAT: Intensywny. Korzenno-owocowy. W tle przyprawy i alkohol (wyraźny)
SMAK: Słodkie. Słodowo-karmelowe. Lekko korzenne oraz przyprawowe. Alkohol wyczuwalny, ale nie natarczywy.
OGÓLNIE: Potężne przez zawartość alkoholu, który idealnie komponuje się z całością. Dobre, ale nic więcej.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (98) - ITALY - MAY 1, 2015
Ambrata carica, limpida, schiuma compatta ma poco persistente che lascia un velo senza mai sparire del tutto. Corpo pieno, carbonatazione medio-alta. Aroma di uva passa, caramello e lievito, qualche nota di mela. Al palato uva passa, caramello e leggero amaro luppolato, bella nota alcolica sul finale (molto lungo).


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