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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 526   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Aging in oak barrels for 6 months gives this beer an uncommon smoothness and richness.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Thanks for sending this our way MRomero. A dark golden appearance. A strong presence of alcohol in the taste and the aroma. A spicy, herbal, and perfume aroma. A sour flavor with some rum and tangerines. A spicy and warming aftertaste. Good stuff ya hear.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2005
Slightly hazy golden-amber hue with a fine, creamy, white head. Honey, grapes, peaches, bread, high quality potato vodka, gewurztraminer, rome apples. So many wonderfully crazy fruits jumping around in the aroma. Heavily sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a moderately sweet, moderately acidic finish. Alcohol is refined in the flavor, nothing hot or sharp. Medium-full body, creamy/velvety texture, moderate carbonation. The bottom line is: a platter of fruits and breads covered in honey for dessert...(see Mark, I can be trusted!)

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Smells freakin amazing. apple, pear, apricots jumpin around. tastes yeasty and almost like apple juice mixed with alcohol with a pixie stick dumped in. thanks MRomero for bustin this one out for the fest.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2005
Darker gold with a lasting white head. Aroma of deep caramel, prunes, a hint of choc and a lot of alcohol. Flavour is sweet caramel, darker fruits and a decent alcohol warming finish. Nice, but not with the price IMO.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2005
Appearance? Donít know, I enjoyed Bush after my last exam. I had it directly from a non transparent plastic cup. Powerful taste and fruity aroma. Very alcoholic finish. I would like to think this would improve a lot if stored. Thanks Dixen.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2005
Hazy orange colour with yeast in it and a white head. Yeasty light fruity alcoholic aroma and a sweet light alcoholic perfumed fruity taste. Medium to full body and a sweet alcoholic finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2005
This is one ugly bottle when it comes out from the box. Glowing orange with a small head of slightly larger than average bubbles. Candied sweet, high powered alcohol and big vanilla notes. Softens with the dreg pour into a cushiony, slightly woody and very fruity dessert drink. Like mashed pears on steroids. Not too many beers are made this way. Cracked mid-session over across the way, thanks JSturm.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lululegrand (94) - gent, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2005
Warm amber colored beer with specs floating in it. Quick disappearing beige foam. Very complex nose, cognac and spices in the aroma also touch wood and and some fruits. taste is very complex and and warm. Taste of freshly roasted nuts, caramel, orange liquor, cinnamon and sirage bee-wax. Afthertaste is long, complex, cognac like heavy. Expencive bottle but woth it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 25, 2005
A very big thank you to sickboy for going to belgium for this one. Thanx dude. The aroma had soury fermented fruit, grapes, coriander, and a caramel sweetness. The flavor had alcohol textures, vinous notes, soury fermented fruit, brandy notes, a slight oakiness, and a caramel sweetness. The beer poured an orange color w/ golden brown highlights; slight lasting head and lacing. THe mouthfeel was light and carbonated w/ a tart, dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 24, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2005 2004 bottle from Ernest via Rastacouere at the Montreal tasting 4/17/05. An unfiltered, orange and gold colored beer, lightly brassy and coppery with a large white head that dissipates very quickly for a of its age. Aroma of apple blossoms, dry maple wood, toasted oak vanilla, cask wood, bits of oranges and a smattering of candyish sweetness, but for its youth it seems way too dry in the nose, to me. A touch of alcohol, but nowhere near what one would expect from a 13% abv monster. Flavor begins quite malty, chewy and sweet, but the alcohol notes, pommeau-like flavors and dry yeast notes, with tons of woodiness quickly come to balance. Hard candy, some caramel, lots of cask wood and orange marmalade. Vanilla and yeast on the end, growing stronger and warming as it goes down. I found, on the end, flavors of what pungent perfume smells like. Sharp, bordering on harsh and just too much force without gracefulness. Itís funny how this starts out so thick and syrupy-sweet and then finishes with drying perfume and alcohol. But chalk that up to youth. Iím sure the lopsided palate will meld nicely together with a number of years under its belt. Medium-full body, peppery carbonation. Reminded me of a bigger, more elegant and well-made scaldis (not surprisingly).


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