Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1172   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.

joohefner's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Orange amber color with a thin off white head. Sweet aroma with an alcohol note. Medium thick body, smooth and syrupy. Tastes of honey liqueur, butter, and caramel. Sweet and strong but I actually think its strength is hidden pretty well, I’ve had a lot worse. It is fairly simple though: sweet and alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gaelic (97) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2016
Very thick strong sweet ale. Thick taste of caramel, toffee. Too sweet and not in balance with the rest of the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2016
Aroma: caramel, ripe, red fruits, light alcohol. Appearance: almost clear, dark gold, hardly any head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: very sweet, caramel, molasses, alcohol, some spices. Overall: OK Belgian Strong Ale, should be more complex to justify the high ABV. Bottle at The Dove, South Hackney.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cunt_Punt (7) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2016 does not count
Wow! What a pleasant surprise. This beer is sweet, lot of caramel, lot of spice, dry fruits. Very well balanced, ideal dessert beer. One of the few sweet beers i like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WhatDaddy (42) - Volos, GREECE - JAN 4, 2016
0,33lt bottle @ Valentin - Curious Bierkneipe, Volos, GREECE Aroma comes very sweet, caramel maybe some fruits, too. Appearance is lively, filtrated clear with a deep orange color and a nice white but not long lasting foam. The taste is also sweet and spicy, you get also the high carbonation and alcohol. A bit oily, medium to full body and easy to drink for its ABV. Long aftertaste that is sweet and then gets to more spicy ending, but then the alcohol burn is not exactly pleasant. Nice beer and it claims to be thw strongest belgian beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1672) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle from LCBO. Aroma of bourbon and brandy with light booze notes. Sweet boozy taste with caramel and lots of spice. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maakun (2347) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle from nightshop in Brussels. Clear light amber with off white head. Dried plums, peach, caramel, cheap rum, marzipan, orange peel, light grassy. Over medium sweet with alcoholic bitter finish. Medium bodied. Like a regular mediocre Belgian sting ale but more boozy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinivini (912) - BELARUS - DEC 29, 2015
Clear colour, low head, low retention. Weak lacing. Aroma of candy, alcohol, some spicy yeast. Full body. Oily to creamy texture. Sweetish taste of candy, brandy, corn. Not as boozy as it could be Low bitterness. Not complex but good.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (608) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2015
0.33 bottle @ Belgoo, London. I’m not a fan of Belgian Amber Ales. This is one the old school amber ales made to compete with English ales. In a Belgian way you won’t taste hops, but yeast and malts. This is a bit too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niller (1130) - Hammel, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle from G&B, Hammel. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma and taste is malt, caramel, banana, some fruits. Full body. Oily texture. Nice warming bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vells (1241) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - DEC 25, 2015
Way better hidden ABV than in blonde. Intense maltiness, caramel, lovely fruitiness, some spices, light yeast. Moderate sweetness with light bitterness. Decent

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