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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   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.


thanatosti's rating

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thanatosti (1459) - Culemborg, - JAN 29, 2013
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Hogerdijk, Culemborg. Hazy golden with a big white head. Very fruity aroma, with hints of vanilla and spices. Yeasty taste with some very present alcohol. Medium bitter aftertaste and lively carbonation. Too overpowered blonde in terms of alcohol content. Maybe if the ABV was lowered to 8% the result wouldn’t be so harsh and boozy


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
daigoon (102) - - AUG 22, 2016
330 ml bottle. Clear golden color with medium white head and lacing. Some yeast sediments. Yeast aroma. Yeasty taste and sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1563) - HONG KONG - JUL 29, 2016


330ml bottle bought at ICBeer in Kwun Tong.

Looks: Translucent golden orange colour with a cloud of yeasty particles; One finger head with crumpety white foam which last for 2 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with quite fizzy small carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant and sweet full malt, with very strong banana, vanilla, strong yellow fruits, light pineapples, caramel, sugar, light alcohol, earth, strong Bel yeast and very light grass.

Taste: Medium sweet malt, with medium alcohol, fair plums, banana, red fruits, light caramel, floral, candi sugar, sterong Bel yeast, strong herbs, fair lemon, medium bitter hops and light grass.

Body: Full body. Creamy and thick palate.

Mouth Feel: Rich Pale maltyness in a thick and very smooth background, almost Tripel-like. Strong fruity esters of banana, light plums and red fruits. Quite flowery with fairly strong but tasty sweetness, rounded with strong herbs and lemon. Very nice!

Booze: The 10.5% abv here is notable but rather lightweight compare to other Bush beers. Slightly warm and very tasty. Yes!

Hoppiness: Earth and light grass in nose. Strong herbs, lemon, and light grass in taste; Bitterness is moderate for an abrupt, mid astringent sweet bitter finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Creamy and fairly bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one is essentially a nicely-brewed Tripel, with decent blond colour, nice head, strong with a bit overdone fruity ester aroma, excellent Pale maltyness with nice sweet fruitiness, and a nice herbal hoppy finish. This is pretty much on the same wavelength with Chimay White, that’s how nice and easy it is. Highly recommended!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eastwood (153) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2016 Tomada en Cerveceria Kraken.De grifo. On tap.Cerveza de color rubio pajizo.Espuma blanca poco persistente.Al paladar fresca y afrutada para acabar en potente y alcoholica.Muy potente. No esconde el alcohol.Le gustará a los amantes de cervezas triples.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fules (725) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUL 10, 2016
Óriási, tartós hab. Színe borostyánsárga kissé homályos. Illata szinte egyáltalán nem érezhető, halvány fűszeres. Íze jól eltalált, fűszeres - komlós, karamellás beütéssel, a háttérből alig előbújó citrusossággal. Nagyon kiegyensúlyozottak az ízek, tökéletes a szénsavassága is. Igen testes sör, de az alkohol diszkréten a háttérben marad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hamirubi (563) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2016
33cl bottle at home (24 VI 2016). Yellow to golden coloured, even amber looking beer, with a firm frothy, snow white collar on top. The body is quite hazy. This is a pretty good looking and welcoming brew for sure. The nose has solid hints of grapes, white wine, and slight features of malt. The taste is not bad. There is a lot of sweetness at the very start, but then comes the spiritlike, alcohol warming sensation. Making this a strong bodied brew with a gin dryness, almost like a jenever infused brew. The alcohol covers a lovely strong blonde features, I presume. As for the mouthfeel, the texture is a bit oily. The wood accents add to the dry effect. The ending of course is pretty alcoholic and heavy. Yet this keeps on being a heavy yet very drinkable strong brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StilleStorm (1410) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2016
DAA; Bottle 33cl., from Vinmonopolet, Pours large, hazy straw with a frothy short lived, somewhat lacing white head. Aroma is moderate, malt, yeast, citrus, peach, light pepper and banana. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a lasting, citric, black pepper, light salt finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Nice..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MelvinKalksma (860) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2016

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, Belgian yeast, honey and spices.

Appearance:
Clear/hazy yellow/golden beer with a slight white/off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Heavy sweet and slightly/medium dry with malts, Belgian yeast, honey and spices.

Overall:
This beer is intense, rather complex, but could be more balanced. This beer is amazing, though it is intense beyond believe. You can really taste why this beer is great for barrel aging. It is super sweet and intense, but the overall quality is simply superb.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (1181) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 9, 2016
330ml bottle at Mike’s, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden orange with a minimal white head. Aroma of malt some Belgian yeast mild alcohol sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alex60 (182) - - MAY 15, 2016
Bouteille 33 cl - couleur dorée claire, odeur maltée, fruitée avec des notes d’épices, goűt: malt et clou de girofle, fin de bouche sur l’alcool

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (7622) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle. Golden color with white head. Caramel, alcohol, honey, spices in aroma. Honey, malt, fruity esters(oranges), honey, spices. Little bit too much on sweet side, but very good.


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