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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 272   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - APR 7, 2004
25 cl bottle, served in Gouden Carolus chalice. Pale, hazy gold w/ plenty of sediment floating about. OK head w/ decent retention. Light, flowery, somewhat anonymous aroma. Taste is delicately fruity at first but is quickly dominated by the alcohol, although it never gets as sweet and cloying as the 12% Bush. Firm, warming finish. Decent drinkability, considering the strength.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (20555) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2004 Sampled draught at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Hazy golden. Peppery pineapple aroma. Fruity and quite sweet with dense malt profile. I get red berries and alcohol, but it's foremost assett is the dense salty maltiness. Complex but short flavour followed by licorice bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8641) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2004
Pale gold with a small head. Aromas are lemon, sour apple and spices. Flavours are sweet malt, apples, spices and alcohol. A warming non-aggressive strong beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2004
light acidic, fruity, flowery aroma.. A bit sharp for starters but calms down and finishes of smoothly... Great beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15990) - 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 (7173) - 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 (3064) - 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 (1321) - 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.


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