Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1046   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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
polaxis (73) - - APR 23, 2014
25cl bottle, at home @10°C Golden colour with white head. Sweet aroma with alcohol and spices. Flavour dominated by alcohol and hops but nice. Not the best strong ale I had but above average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpkinhead2 (325) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 Bière orangée cuivrée, plutôt limpide, effervescence moyenne-faible, et surmontée d’un col couleur blanc cassé plutôt mince mais tout de même assez persistant. Arômes de fruits foncés très mûrs voire confits (raisin, cerise noire, datte, prune/pruneau…), de sucre d’orge, de caramel, de bonbon aux fruits, de réglisse rouge… Les effluves se montrent donc résolument sucrés, avec quelques notes de pain grillé ainsi qu’une légère fumée. Très agréable comme nez, intensité adéquate, complexité un peu faible cependant (que de sucres!). En bouche, pétillement moyen sur la langue, onctuosité très bonne au palais, c’est soyeux et liquoreux. Au goût, c’est bien sucré comme le nez le présageait, mais pas trop, abondant sucre d’orge, bonbon aux fruits, réglisse rouge, léger caramel. C’est également bien fruité avec à la fois des petits fruits rouges et des fruits foncés. Aussi, saveur de pain légèrement grillé et une touche de malt fumé. L’alcool est également bien présent en bouche, mais il est doux et très bien intégré. Il vient équilibrer les sucres presque à la perfection en donnant même à la bière des allures de porto. L’amertume quant à elle est minimale, voire inexistante. Très bon goût et très bonne intensité, mais complexité plutôt moyenne quoique ce soit un peu mieux en bouche qu’au nez. En définitive, il s’agit d’une bien bonne bière qui ressemble en fait beaucoup à un vin d’orge qui manquerait somme toute un peu de complexité.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 6, 2014
Voor zo’n zwaar bier te zijn, is de smaak nochtans redelijk zacht, ik drink het enorm graag.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HomerBeerOdysy (16) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2014
APPEARANCE - Peachy orange, slightly opaque. Creamy, light brown, 4-finger head that lasts, with lots of lacing SMELL/AROMA - A little sweet, piney. TASTE - Quite sweet, fruity, Sherry-like, and mildly piney. ABV fairly well-hidden. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Surprisingly well-carbonated, thick and a bit syrupy. OVERALL - A very well balanced Tripel. The sweetness works, and the ABV doesn’t hit you. Quaffable, but not chuggable. Do not limit this to dessert only.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingvit (133) - - AUG 1, 2014
Aroma: caramel, roasted nuts, oak, alkohol; Appearance: pale amber, minimal head; Taste: medium sweetness, slight bitterness, slight sourness; Palate: long finish, soft carbonation, oily texture, medium body Whiskey-bockish strong Belgian ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Icedwarf (293) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2014
Helder donker geel/oranje bier met schuim. Smaak is zoet en kruidig, caramel, sinaasappel en appel. Blijft lang hangen. Geweldig goed bier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (163) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2014
Pours clear amber with a 1 finger head that doesn’t last too long. Aroma of sweet caramel and malts. Taste is sweet, toffee, bread, very light citrus, quite boozy yet enjoyable, peppery sensation on the tongue in the finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bygers (736) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle 0,33l. Pours an amber colour. Aromas of malts, caramel, caramel and fruits. Taste of sweet malts, alcohol, caramel, medium body and light carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ambro206 (108) - ITALY - JUL 6, 2014
Birra ambrata con schiuma normale. In bocca ed al naso netti sentori di caramello e miele. Luppolatura pressoché assente. L’alcolicità di questa birra è la nota preponderante e risulta decisamente stucchevole alla lunga. Esagerata.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (416) - CROATIA - JUN 29, 2014
Clear amber color, average sized off white head. Full body, soft carbonation. Rich, creamy texture. Aroma is malts, yeast, spices, caramel. Medium sweet taste. Finish is long and it leaves sticky feeling. I’m very much impressed with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (1900) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 26, 2014
@ John’s Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Cloudy amber brown with lots of fine sediment, head that quickly reduces to the rim, no lace. Taste is strong caramel malt with mown hay and light spices. Alcohol is obvious in the swallow, along with light bitters to balance. A big brew, but not very satisfying for me.

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