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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1018   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It was created in 1933 by Alfred Dubuisson, grand-father of the present family brewer, Hugues. Its former name was "Bush Beer 24°" (the density in Ballings), but today it is known as Bush Amber. Its amber colour is due to the use of caramel malt in the production process. Its bitter sweet taste provides it with firmness and personality. What's more, it helps digestion.


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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kindacold (210) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Pours amber, lacy white head. Smells of alcohol, sugar, caramel, spices, citrus. Lots of flavors: cherries, cinnamon, black licorice, meringue. Cream, toffee, spices, candy sugar. Big body, some linger.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (1982) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle labeled as Scaldis sampled at Classic City Brew Fest 2014. Pours a clear golden brown with bubbly white head. Aroma and taste are big on the sweet malts with a hint of fruity yeast esters and booziness. A bit too much on the booze without much else going on.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Excalibur123 (62) - Soria, SPAIN - APR 14, 2014
Vierte color amarillo anaranjado con escasa cabeza de espuma que desaparece al momento, aromas a caramelo, albaricoque, manzana golden y licor; en boca entrada de trago potente y licorosa; apreciándose el alcohol al paso por garganta, trago corto sus doce grados hacen que haya que beberla despacio, buen cuerpo y carbónico ligero, pos gusto seco y dulce, cerveza demasiado alcohólica y no ofrece matices reseñables , mucho alcohol y poco más.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sharkydodson (61) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - APR 5, 2014
the aroma of malt and red wine... the taste is malty with some citric notes... the beer is rather strong, and this strengh is felt very well... aftertaste is sweet and dry...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
g_georgiou (143) - CYPRUS - MAR 31, 2014
Dark orange body. Almost clear. Off white thin head. Malty, fruity aroma. Caramel, toffee, some spice. Taste is sweet, spicy, very light bitterness. Carbonation is light. Aftertaste is a light bite from the alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (2173) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2014
330ml bottle at home. Pours clear copper, thick white head. Very light aromas, dark sugar maybe. Taste is much the same. Strangely light and thin. Sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 25, 2014
Une très bonne bière d’après moi. Bon, on sent bien les 12% ce qui la rend dangereuse. Caramel très présent, sucrée mais bien contrebalancé par l’alcool. A boire dans son verre pour encore plus de plaisir de dégustation !

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
budedou (256) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - MAR 24, 2014
I prefer the blond one.... This one contain too much sugar... But not too bad taste

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JeyAre (71) - - MAR 22, 2014
Golden color with very little smell and thick white head. The taste has too much alcohol in, which combined with the kind of Belgian sweetness doesn't make it so attractive. Kind of bitterness in the palate and aftertaste. Overall nothing special, except the high degree of alcohol...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WingdSoldier (39) - BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2014
Strong amberblonde beer with a red copper hue. Firm bittersweet taste with an aroma of malt and roasted nuts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (104) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A sparkling amber brown beer with a large white fine head. Medium persistence. Aroma of caramel, spices and alcohol. Heavy sweet, medium bitter. Full body, oily texture, average carbonation, warming sweet finish. Overall, a good beer as an after-dinner liqueur.


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