Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1097   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kindacold (213) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Pours amber, lacy white head. Smells of alcohol, sugar, caramel, spices, citrus. Lots of flavors: cherries, cinnamon, black licorice, meringue. Cream, toffee, spices, candy sugar. Big body, some linger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HammerTroll (685) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 24, 2015
Clear amber color, minimal white head. Aroma is caramel and malt. Mostly malt. Taste is liquor, pretty boozy, caramel, heavy sweet. Thin body. Boozy finish. All in all, too sweet and too boozy. Like they even didn’t try to hide it. Don’t like it.
(Svijet Piva 0,33 bottle)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (4124) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 24, 2015
Courtesy of Pornoguru (thanks Nikola!), shared with him and Jablanko. Possibly ogivlado as well. The last beer of the tasting. Hah. Poured an amber-orange body with a lovely white head. Boozy malty aroma, apples, Belgian spiciness. Sweet, remarkably light matly taste, thin for the percentage. Again, not my style. Better than the Blonde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Augdraught1981 (170) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Pale to medium, opaque amber pour with a thick, but diminishing, slightly off white, bubbly head with plenty of small, clear suspended particles in the glass. The bitterness is long lasting, though dull and the taste becomes more sweet than bitter halfway in. The aroma & taste is a little fruity with a medium-strong vodka like alcohol presence, and even some sourness. I would compare this in some ways to a slightly better than mediocre, homemade wine; Its a little rough around the edges, has a kick to it & gets easier to drink halfway through. Overall its enjoyable and a great brew to sip on before dinner.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (3803) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle at a big tasting (Nördprovning 2015). We tried the 2004 vs the 2006 version of this beer. Smell of dried fruit. Similar taste, a bit boozy. A bit boozy with a distinct alcoholic warmth. A bit too rough. There wasn’t a big difference between the bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werthergoethe (81) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 9, 2015
Один из самых крепких бельгий& элей. Пожалуй, немного жестков& Но всё равно весьма неплох

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Peter_L (986) - SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2015
Flaska från Bier Tempel Bryssel. Gyllengul färg med inslag av rött. Doftar medicinskål och svagt av fänkol. Smakar anis och gröna örter. En hög sötma kamouflerar den 12%-iga alkoholhalten. Fyllig och eldig munkänsla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franksv6 (377) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2015
25cl bottle, 4 years old. Clear copper colored beer with a small white head, medium carbonation. Smells spicy. Taste is also very spicy, caramel, sweet fruit and lots of alcohol. Sweet aftertaste with lots of alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arsol (701) - NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
Rødbrun farge. Lukter malt og sødme. Og også alkohol. Smaker desverre for mye alkohol for meg. Søtlig og bitter avslutning.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jannick13 (114) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours ruby amber with small white head. Werid on the nose; smells bad like a farm. Taste is decent thought spices, slightly sweet and a bit of a bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (3318) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 22, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear dark amber color. Medium size head, disappears within a minute. Pours out as fizzy as lemonade. Caramel, malty, grainy, sweet, bit dusty aroma. Caramel, malty, sweet in taste. Not typical Belgian. Nice malty aftertaste. Alcohol is hidden at first, but as it warms up (ohh really?), more of it comes up. Not disturbing thou. Nice one.

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