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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Created in June 1998, Bush Blond is obviously a discovery in the strong blond ales market in which it will undoubtedly play a major role. It has a light and glistering colour. Hugues Dubuisson who is the current brewer wanted it to be worthy of the famous Bush Amber and gave it the same nice aroma and flavour.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2004
Blond color. Sweet aroma, with alcohol, some fruitness (light banana). Some sweetness, some malt, maybe still too much alcohol. Quite strong final (alcoholic as well). Professional brewing of a bad idea; not complex.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
motelpogo (7068) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 8, 2004
tasted this on a 35 degree sydney summer's day. it was pretty warming in the ugt as if i needed that. tasted of raw sugar and alcohol and pine orange. aroma was a bit scary - compost and sugar. not all that bad though

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2004
Clear pale straw colour with a large white head that left good lacing. Only a slight malty aroma. Taste is of overripe orange initially then followed by raisin and grains. Alcohol presence is well balanced.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2004
The beer I reviewed the one before last was a cloying and fairly undrinkable high alcohol European strong lager. At 9% it was just too alcoholic and unbalanced. This one is higher but not bad at all. It lacks in body but but compensates in reasonable maltiness and good bitter hop profile. I noted fruity esters but was not concerned about their presence.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2004 very sweet for a blonde. taste is faint light pilsner malt, lots of alcohol and pineappley estery stuff. just gaggingly sweet. rer8: again i was underwhelmed. there's just not much there. although gets points for drinkability. soft, sweet, lightly malty with a touch of banana and pineapple. finish is sweet and bland - i like a more aggressive spiciness in my belgian blonds.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2003
The aroma is fresh of apples and oranges. The color is a clear yellow and it has a beutiful head. The flavor is of grains, yeast, cloves, apples, and citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4665) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2003
Malty aroma, sweet and fruity. Clear yellow coloured with dark particles floating around in the beer. Thin head. Sweet, malty and smooth taste. Good brew. In my opinion the 10,5 alcohol is quite well-hidden.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (5466) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2003
Clear yellow color, short white head. Lots of tiny pieces of debris floating around. Aroma is sweet, fruity of orange, caramel malty. Taste is sweet and malty and a bit sharp. Bit alcoholic palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilsnerrogge (2566) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2003
Bronze colour, medium head. There's a lot of particles floating around in the glass. Fruity orange aroma. Thick, sweet mouth-feel. Smooth, fruity flavour. The alcohol is there but it just adds some extra bite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2003
Orange and lemon aroma. Golden color, firm white head, very good lace. Sweet, light alcoholic, orange. More alcoholic finish and light hopbitter. Great smell, goods looks, nice taste, lots of alcohol but not too present. What more does a beerlover want?


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