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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 310   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 (1425) - 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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hamirubi (541) - 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 (1354) - 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 (738) - 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 (1079) - 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 (146) - - MAY 15, 2016
Bouteille 33 cl - couleur dorée claire, odeur maltée, fruitée avec des notes d’épices, goût: 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 (7433) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (4691) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle. Almost clear golden colour. Caramelly sweetish and slightly alcoholic aroma. Taste is not very complex, sweetish, caramelly, light alcohol. But otherwise booze is hidden very well. Surprisingly and dangerously drinkable. Quite good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shark_Pants (578) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2016
BB 15 Jan 17. Pours hazy gold with dense white head. Lots of candi sugar in the aroma, along with bready malt, a little banana, alcohol. The taste has a honey malt character, with candi sugar, a little fresh bread, banana, some booze. Light tanginess. Medium to full bodied. Decent, but too much residual sweetness unbalances it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3316) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 8, 2016
So, I have this cute, little Scaldis glass that Dickinsonbeer gifted me a few years ago. Its like a champagne coupe glass. Its really not useful for drinking any beer. Meaning, I basically only use it when I have a Dubuisson/Bush beer. I picked up this beer from Bottleworks. Dated 20/02/2016, which I am guessing is best before, hmmmm. It is indeed a blonde beer, as advertised. Aroma is like alcoholic Belgian cake frosting. Flavor is apple candy with alcoholic heft. I mean, how much describing does a Dubuisson/Bush beer. As usual, they are strong and alcoholic but well made otherwise. Esters are always well subdued, malts are tasty and clean but you always feel like you’re drinking high quality Belgian malt liquor.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (1614) - USA - MAR 13, 2016
Drunk from 33cl bottle at Ellis and Sayuri's. Deceptively strong blond beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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