Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium


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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (9454) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2005
Bottle. A sweet orange-peach aroma - very nice. Light yellow color wtih small head. Sweet apple and orange flavor with a moderate acidic finish. Another nice strong ale from Dubuisson.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2005
Bottle. Aroma of fresh fruit, green apples. Hint of metal. Quite clear golden colour, floaties in the bottom of the bottle. Small white head. Peppery flavour with a little hint of bad, strong lager. The alcohol in this beer is much nicer, however.Peppery finish, warms all the way down to your gut.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2005 (Bottle 25 cl) A few years ago Dubuisson launched this slightly weaker variation of Bush Beer. They named it Bush Blonde and at the same time renamed the original 12% Bush Beer to Bush Ambrée. I believe a 7% Bush still exists as well as the juicy Bush Noël. Color is blonde - of course - with a lot of yeast sediment. Extremely fruity and fresh despite the large alcohol volume. Very distinctive and aromatic ale. But is to be enjoyed in small portions. 220902

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougiePhiTau (99) - USA - MAR 31, 2005
Very yellow with almost no head, smell grows on you but still smellsskunked and a hint of grapes. This had a strong taste i am not into high alchol brews so i found this harsh

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Pour is yellow and fizzy with a thin big bubbled and quickly fading head...smell is of sour yeast, grain, rotten white grapes...taste is not too pleasant at all...corn, alcohol, general yucky yeasty grossness..finish sticky and cloying...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Damn these guys make some strong brews that don’t taste as strong as they say. Pours golden hue with a wonderful head. Flavors- caramel, light yeastiness, light roasted malts. Probably the least favorite of the bush beers I tried in belgium.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nate (3826) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Light sweet yeasty nose, with some grass and mild fruity hops. Subtle. Clear dull amber with foamy lacing white head. Medium heavy watery body with mild-medium carbonation. Starts pretty sweet, with sugary bubblegum esters, alcohol warming, neutral fruits. A bit too sweet, actually, reminding me of a fortified beer. Mild hops give some OK bitterness toward the end, but can’t overcome the sweetness to make a more palatable finish. After is sweet, vapory, and leaves a bubblegum tasting chalky residue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
highlandlad (1447) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2005
God knows what I’d eaten/drunk before I tasted this, but according to my notes, the aroma screamed strawberry ice cream. Blimey - will have to resample. But for now... It poured a syrupy gold colour with a small frothy head. Besides the ice cream aroma, I also noted some spice characters. The palate is creamy, with caramel notes in a sweet middle and a big dry, warming finish. In fact, I found the alcohol in this intrusive. For my money, it lacks the balance of the Amber. (Bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fraans (31) - ostend, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2005
Descent beer, not like the person the name reminds u of. Nice to drink occasionally, but would bore u after a while i think.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2004
Draught, Brasse-Temps, Louvain-la-Neuve, Nov 2004. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of bubble gum and apple. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.

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