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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2003
Simply Superb!!! Fantastic golden color with a lovely head. Taste is fruity and nice array of spices, the taste comes through very nicely considering the ABV. A must Have!!!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pivo (2544) - GERMANY - JAN 4, 2003
Fat nose for a blond - or any beer for that matter: caramelly and spicy. Clean gold color and a lacy frothy head. Fruity (apples) tastes with a hint of spices in the middle and a chalky dry finish. Round and full mouth fell, but a blunt profile that ends quickly. Fantastic overall.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
YogiBeera (2444) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Intense Chocolate and coffee aroma. Nice foamy head on the orange body. Tasty, yeasty. spicey. Coffee, pepper and chocolate taste. Fullmoth and á long lasting finish. Well balanced. More!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 24, 2002
The alcohol is too apparent in this tripel. The apearence is fine as is the thickness of body, but it’s just too warming without enough flavour for my tastes.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2002
A medium sultry hazy blonde with a decent creamy white lasting head and some nice lace. Either my sense of smell is shot or this also has very little aroma, - maybe hints of spicy fruity alcohol. Real nice creamy smooth texture and body. Medium strongish sweet fruity spicey, hoppy bitter flavours. ABV is very well masked for a 10.5% beer. Pity about the aroma because I think it actually tastes better that the Scaldis or Noel.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2002
Slight aroma, strong taste of alcohol & slight spiciness, stong bitterness. Not very good, Dubya must be proud to put his name on this.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilkTork (5166) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2002
To avoid the danger of becoming just a one beer brewery, Dubuisson do minor variations on a theme. The standard 12% Bush was joined in 1991 by Bush Noël, which is the same beer but with a little more Caramunich malt, then came Bush 7.5%, which is the same beer, but not quite as strong, and in 1998 they introduced Bush Blonde. This tastes strong, like a lager version of a barley wine, with a nice spicy hop finish, but little of real interest other than its strength. It’s a well made brew, firm and well balanced in the mouth with no unpleasant tints, but has no real outstanding qualities.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2002
Yellow w/slight haze; aroma and palate of apricots, pears, pale malts, peppery alcohol, plastic, light bread notes. Flows from sweet and spicy to alcoholic, dry finish. Like Golden Monkey, this raises the bar for high-test golden ales.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2001
Again, a good beer from Dubuisson. But they warm you up so fast.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9255) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 11, 2000
UPDATED: APR 21, 2004 2000 vintage, sampled 04/2004 - hazy amber-orange colour with tons of yeast particules floating in, little foam, aroma of candy sugar, pear and alcohol, some nutty notes developp as the beer gets warmer, sweet and medium-bodied, the finish is slightly dry, malty with notes of hazelnut - superb


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