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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 530   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2010

Bottle 1500ml.

[ Courtesy of fiulijn ]. Unclear medium to dark amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, oxidide, orange, berry, raisin, wood, dried fruit. Flavor is light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Thx Alex ;O) [20100506]
Earlier Rating: 9/2/2006 Total Score: 4
Bottle. Pours dark amber color with a small off-white head. Malty and Sweet alcoholic with notes of caramel, dark fruit, prunes and oak. Finish is light bitter and alcoholic

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2010
1.5 L bottle, courtesy of Alex. Pours hazy brown with a small white head. Aroma is wineous and dark malty. Fruity too. Dark malty and nice yeasty fruity flavoured. Sweet dark caramelish flavoured into a dense malty finish. Nice bitterness coming through. Nice and riped, slight oxidised.
Earlier Rating: 12/26/2007 Total Score: 4.3
75 cL bottle, Kerstbierfestival 2007 in Essen/Belgium. Pours golden brown/orange with a huge light orange head. Roasted malt aroma with a note of spiced yeast. Flavour is strong caramel malty wiht a nice lingering spiced and mild fruity yeast note. Mild liqourice note before the finish. Very soft and perfectly balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29286) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2010
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma has strong notes of fruit, as well as meidum notes of malt, alcohol, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, over ripe fruits, and a bit of yeast, leading to a dry alcoholic finish. The alcohol finishes off with a burn in the throat. Huge thanks fiulijn for sharing.
Earlier Rating: 12/18/2004 Total Score: 4.2
A hazy amber beer with a huge orange head. The aroma is very sweet and spicy with notes of caramel and hints of alcohol. The flavor is very sweet with notes of alcohol, wood, oranges, and coriander leading to a dry end. The alcohol burns slightly on the tongue. A lovely beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2011 Bottle 150 cl. As: "Bush Millennium Cuvée 2000". Courtesy of fiulijn - thanks a ton Alex. Pours a cloudy opaque amber golden with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma of wood and alcohol. Solid body, caramel, overripe fruit, lots of wood and even more caramel. Warming alcohol finish. Clearly oxidized but still an amazingly delicious beer. 060510

(Bottle 75 cl) As "Bush Prestige". Vintage 2004. Hazy, amber golden with tiny, floating impurities and a bubbly, off-white head. Fat aroma of whisky and oak barrels. Medium body, dry caramel accents - like in a white Port - with distinct and very sophisticated accents of vanilla and oak. Dry and slightly astringent finish with some alcohol. A very interesting beer. 8/4/8/4/16=4 251207

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2010
Bottle at Københavns Ølfestival 2010, thanks Alex. Hazy orange coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of dried fruits and caramel with notes of oak, Sweet and fruity flavour of dried fruits and caramel with noes of oak and alcohol. Warming alcoholic finish.
Earlier Rating: 5/23/2005 Total Score: 3.8
Bottled at DBF 2005. Hazy orange coloured with a lacing and lasting white head. Very perfumed fruity aroma of alcohol, dried figs and dried abricots. Fruity flavour with lots of fruit. Nice, but not one of my favorite beers.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
oh6gdx (20321) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2010
Bottled (thanks fiulijn!!!). Honeyish golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is vanilla, wood, some spices, mild alcohol as well as sweet maltyness. Flavour is alcohol, wood, some spices, mild sweet maltyness as well as some slight non-sweet syrupy notes. Even though the alcohol, a very mellow beer that’s aged beautifully.
Earlier Rating: 6/27/2007 Total Score: 4.4
Bottled. Hazy amber colour, big foamy/creamy head. Aroma is toffee, alcohol, oak and overall quite woody sweetness. Flavour is very much the same along with raisins and grapes. Totally awesome thing.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
omhper (19370) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2004 Bottled. Hazy reddish amber. Pours thick with no head. Complex aroma of oak, anise and cherries. Super rich soft, dense toffeeish malt dominates. Vinous. Despite it’s exceptional strength it stays reasonably dry. Salty, woody finish. It’s amazing how extremely well Dubuisson’s beer are suited for wood barrel aging. This is just fantastic!
Earlier Rating: 7/31/2003 Total Score: 4.6
Bottled. My official #3000 on RateBeer.
Hazy orange appearance. Lively, but with near no head, Rich aroma of malt, seville oranges and wood. More oaky than any other beer I've had. Firm and super malty with huge velvetty, filling mouthfeel. The woodyness dominates, but also improves the complex malt flavours. There is no hop flavour or bitterness to speak about. A big thanks to fiulijn for sharing this fine beer, to Bov for hospitality and many beers, and the rest of the Swiss elite beer drinkers for good company!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2007
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with an off-white head. Sweet malty oak aroma with some hints of vanilla. Sweet malty woody oak flavor with vanilla hints. Sweet malty warming alcoholic finish with an oaky aftertaste.
Earlier Rating: 1/14/2007 Total Score: 4
Magnum bottle @ Kulminator, Antwerp, December 2004. Pours a amber/orange color with an off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with some spicy hints. Also hints of raisins and caramel. Malty flavor with hints of caramel and yeast and spices. Warming dry finish with some caramel hints.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2012 6th May 2010.
Copenhagen Beer Festival. Bottle thanks to the Alexes - Fiulijn and Liberati - Cheers Guys! Cloudy brown beer. Oxidised toffee malt nose. Light airy palate. A tiny hint of hop coming through. Some peppery spice. Finishes soft and dry. Hot aftertaste. Clearly aged but still good. 3.4

16th January 2011
Cloudy brown beer, tiny white head. Nose that reminds of Vintage Port. Dry palate, very mild carbonation. Vintage Port flavours of leather, tobacco and suppressed black fruits. Minerals. Brandy tones. Dry finish with a brandy aftertaste. Very interesting beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fiulijn (14533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2012
Bush Prestige
2012-09-15, vintage 2008, 8-5-8-4-16=41
Hazy amber color, medium sized creamy head. Nice aroma of malt and cognac. Good body, sweet malt flavor, with a touch of vanilla, oak, fruits, raisins... Some alcohol warmth in the final.
Very good, after 4 years it seems at a good level of maturity.

Bush Millenium Cuvée 2000
2010-05-06, 11 years old, 8-4-8-4-16=40
Cloudy orange amber color. Aroma of malt, vanilla, a bit fruity. Good body; sweet malt flavor, good mix of vanilla and wood, with light fruit. The alcohol is more evident than it used to be, but it’s still very good. A bit oxidised and corky.

Bush Prestige
2010-02-26, 9-5-8-4-17=43
the older bottles didn’t have the vintage on the label; this bottle is about 5 years old (a good exercise in sight of the upcoming Bush Millennium tasting)

It pours a cloudy amber color; the initial head doesn’t have much persistence. The aroma is incredibly fresh for this age, with vanilla oak in the front, malt and then light fruits. Good mouthfeel, sweet malt flavor, Bourbon vanilla and alcohol; it’s like drinking a mix of malt and rhum. The beer is a bit cornered here, but this brewage is still valuable for the grace in holding up with the years.

Bush Prestige
2004-11-21, 9-5-9-4-17=44
Cloudy copper color. Strong aroma, malty and fruity (ripe apples), then caramel, wood and cognac (clearly the cask!).
Very good taste, malty, avoids with elegance all the possible mistakes: not too sweet, not too oily, not alcoholic, it makes you believe it’s only 7% ABV! Again with evident cognac notes. Maybe, it’s still not mature enough.
I love it, and it’s very original, but must absolutely check how improves with the ageing.
Another point: it’s a pity that the bottle doesn’t have the vintage year.

Bush Millenium Cuvée 2000
2003-07-04, 4 years old=10-5-10-5-20=50
Cloudy orange to amber color. Original aroma, strong, curaçao, bitter oranges, harmonious wood.
Complex, lovely, incredible.
And an excellent body, with similar characteristics, cheating very well with the alcohol content: malt, hops, fruitness, Grand Marnier, alcohol, herbs…
Can this one be the best one I tasted out of 3000?


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