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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beer_queue (124) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Cloudy, dark orange with a medium white head; a little bit of lace is there. On the nose: apricot, orange/tangerine, raisins, brown sugar, buttery malts, toasted bread, floral sweetness, honey, caramel, and a little bit of hops. Starts off strong with tart & bitter notes. It develops into some rich creamy malt notes and an array of dried fruit & syrupy sweetness with some floral qualities as well. The booze bursts into the foreground just for a second and then fades slowly into the finish; the very end is accompanied by some citrus fruits and hops. The alcohol becomes very prominent when the beer warms up; the other flavors are still there but have mellowed out quite a bit. Medium-high carbonation; medium body; sharp/crisp arrival and development; balanced finish when cold and dry when warm. Simply put, this Belgian Strong Pale Ale is lovely, complex, and memorable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bijl (409) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2016
Amber, helder, snel inzakken schuimkraag, wel aardig wat koolzuur zichtbaar. Aroma: Karamel, banaan, rozijnen, licht bloemen, zoetig als snoep, fruitig en met een vleug alcohol. Smaak: Zoet, rijp fruit, banaan / gist esters, karamel mouten, zoethout, lichte bitter gehopt en een flinke dosis alcohol... verwarmd heerlijk de keel....een hint van cognac zit er wel in. Body is redelijk vol, medium koolzuur, afdronk is licht bitter, zoet en verwarmend.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pedrojaec (2) - PORTUGAL - NOV 2, 2016 does not count
caramel, minimal head, clear, orange, amber, red, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium bitterness, lightly bitter,

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Blastomorpha (93) - - OCT 23, 2016
Look, aroma and taste reminiscent of a liqueur like Cointreau. A lot of orange peel, light bitterness but not so sweet and rather dry.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zarrach76 (167) - Grenoble, FRANCE - OCT 22, 2016
Très belle couleur blond-vénitien translucide, avec un collet très fin de fines bulles non persistantes. Au nez, grosses saveurs sucrées/alcoolisées qui donne l’impression d’avoir un baba au rhum dans le verre ! Sirop d’érable, cassonade, caramel, extrait de malt à gogo, rhum brun, pruneau, mirabelle, banane séchée, raisins secs, pomme cuite... Ca envoie du lourd comme on dit ! En bouche, bien ronde, on retrouve les fruits (pomme, raisin, prune, banane...), le malt, omniprésent, mais aussi une saveur d’amande, donc de frangipane. L’alcool déborde un peu beaucoup mais permet aux différentes saveurs d’exploser. La carbonatation est moyenne, l’amertume extrêmement faible. En fin de gorgée, on a tout de même une petite astringence qui titille le palet, mais elle est vite anesthésiée par les 12% du breuvage ! Ici, pas de saveurs de cuir, de levures ou de bois, on est en présence d’une pâtisserie gourmande qui ne demande qu’à être dévorée. Cette bière est vraiment réservée aux amateurs de bières extra-fortes et très maltés. Amateurs de Pils et de Lagers, passez votre chemin. Pour les autres faites comme moi ! Profitez en ! Bouteille 33cl, V&B Grenoble.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NJJereme (386) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Pours a cloudy amber color with a nominal off white head. An aroma of malt, toffee, and musty raisins with an analogous flavor. Medium bodied. Finishes easily. Not bitter. Strong alcohol content is apparent once it goes down. More of a sipping beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sircatis (202) - FRANCE - SEP 17, 2016
Bière ambrée filtrée, avec une belle mousse épaisse. Forte en alcool (12°), mais ne se fait pas ressentir car très sucrée. Belle découverte, bière forte mais très bonne dégustation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4378) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2016
Bottle from Real Ale Store, Newark. Deep Amber colour with a off white head. Aroma banana, and toffee. Taste sweet and warming, you really get the alcohol. Thick body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ysok02 (1269) - Mons, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2016
Robe ambrée, mousse crémeuse peu abondante. Nez sur des notes épicées, fruitée, banane, caramel. Bouche plus ample, plus ronde, plus crémeuse que la blonde, avec une finale équilibrée. Une bière agréable.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dysenteri (231) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2016
33 cl bottle from Beergium. Pretty clear amber colour with off-white head. Aroma of bananabread, malts, caramel, sweet dried fruit, you can smell the alcohol in this one... Very sweet taste, caramel, banana esters. Light body, average carbonation. Overall too sweet and got not much else to offer.


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