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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (15622) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 1, 2006
Bottled (BB 12/2006)
Golden color, small white head. Fruity, malty nose with dry cardboard aroma. Very "European strong lager" -like nose. Medium-bodied, crisp mouthfeel. Fruity flavor of apples, quite hoppy (some grassyness). Alcohol walks in in the finish. Interesting brew and not very typical Belgium.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2006
Clear yellow coloured brew. Very sweet and malty aroma. Flavor is nice too, pretty light for the alchohol %. Sweet and distinct flavors. Overall a surprisingly nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzerfaust (781) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - MAR 20, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2006 Pours a hazy and sparkling amber beer with a medium sized, white, bubbly and medium retentive head. Aroma is malty and hoppy, weird for Belgian beers with a citrusy note of lime, apples and pleasant herbal touches with some alcohol hidden. Flavor is very strong with a bold citrusy character. It starts agressive and potent with apples, sugar and alcohol dominating. The finish is astringent and refreshing but also powerfully alcoholic. Good mouthfeel, champagne-like consistence and beautiful finish. Just one step under the best Belgian Strong Pale Ales like Duvel..

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2006
Bottle from Beers of Europe. 250ml. Spritzy, pours blonde with a large white head. At first this is sparkling clear but at the end there is a touch of sediment, either yeast or protein chunks (is this even supposed to be bottle conditioned?). Aroma is dominated by spirity alcohol and a touch of nail polish. To taste this is less like the well balanced rounded golden Belgians (example Duvel), and more like the glorified Malt Liqours popular amongst the homeless of Belgium (example Gordons Gold). It’s very sweet and a touch syrupy with loads of alcohol and has a certain cheap feeling to it. Despite all that I find this quite palatable but it’s definately not a great product.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebeertourist (5170) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2006
Amber with a medium head cloying to the glass. The aroma is surprisingly rich, sugar cane, raisins, like of an well-aged beer. Sweet flavours, lots of raisins, still not over-sugary. Full-bodied. I thought this was the little brother of the Bush beer range, but it turns out to be maybe one of the most accomplished.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2009 Pretty sweet taste (makes you wonder how much suger they added...), light coppar tone, sweet sent with lots of alcohol in it, alcohol in the taste as well.
Tried it on bottle at "Pannrummet Kök & Bar" on January 27.
4/3/4/2/8=2.1

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At a blind tasting at Bredaryds Wärdshus, late April 2009
loudy golden color with particles, whit ehead. Alcohol and fruity scetn, sugary. Fat alcohol taste, spicy, licorice taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
6/3/6/3/12=3.0

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamiltonwv (4) - USA - JAN 23, 2006 does not count
Great beer! I drank this a lot in when I was stationed in Belgium. Has a unique taste that is hard to explain. At best guess it would have to be sort of citric-yeasty taste. Excellent aroma! One of my favorites but beware! This beer will knock you on your @ss!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Pouring a slightly hazy straw color with a medium-sized white head, this initially hit me with a syrupy sweet, fruity malt aroma. Then I got wholloped by a hit of anise, yeast, fruit cake, and alcohol. Nice. Light in the mouth, there’s an underlying caramel/toffee malt taste, but it’s soon joined by tangerine, licorice, alcohol, juicy fruits, and an interesting mixture of spices. What causes all of that - don’t know, don’t care. I like it.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4577) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2006
Bottle. Golden beer with a steady strong frothy head. The aroma is very fruity, dry and chewing gum and the flavour is very refreshing which is not normally typical of a beer so strong, and spiced sweet fruits. Overall a wonderful beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3955) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 2, 2006
NOt really that exciting, but anyway. ORange like fine tree, and really good foam, a little alcoholic, but very tasty.


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