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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 266   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
Bottle @ home.
Light unclear light yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is light to moderate hoppy, citrus, orange, lemon, moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (210408)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
ZBF2008: From tap. Pours clear golden yellow with a lacing white head. Aroma is mildly spiced. Flavour is mildly spiced and sweet caramel flavoured. But remains rather dry. Growing spiceflavour towards the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29850) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25083) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2006
Bottle. Clear amber coloured with an off white head. Aroma of fruits and malts. Flavour of fruits, malts and hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2006
Bottled. Slightly hazy golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruit, caramel, malts and hops. Flavour is caramellish malts, slight "grassy alcohol" on the tongue, hides the ABV very well for being 10+. Aftertaste is grass and caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19975) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2009
23rd February 2008. Sweet porty/brandy start. Malty mid and sweetish subtle brandy malt finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15360) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2009
Bottle at home ... In what i was suprosed to discover is a new rate ... Light amber ... light sweet very fruity yeasty nose ... quite alcoholic ... rough... almost sugery... little spicy ...


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