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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1235   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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2.9
Beerdedone (3457) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, alcohol, caramel, and malt. Flavor is sweet, alcohol, caramel, bitter finish.

3.5
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - APR 21, 2006
got this at Downeast Bev. Co. label is is differant that the one pictured, but i am confident this is the same beer. it just says Scaldis Belgian Ale. pours amber brown. fairly clear. with medium white head. aroma is of vanilla, malts and some yeast and alcohol. taste is simlar, with the alcohol biteing at the palate. goes down smooth though and warms you up as it settles. a good beer, nothing great though.

2.4
pfhyde (61) - Davis, California, USA - APR 20, 2006
More like a barley wine than a Belgian strong ale. The alcohol flavor is not balanced out, and the malty highlights are disappointing.

3.6
MonsterMash (58) - North Tonowanda, New York, USA - APR 9, 2006
The 12% definate comes through in the taste and is a bit overwhelming. There’s some bready, smooth sweetness as well that is very good.

3.3
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2007 Bottle. Pours amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus, alcohol, caramel, and malt. Flavor is sweet, alcohol is very present, caramel-like, slight bitter finish. Good body, ok brew.

2.8
hiphops (324) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2006
lookls a little redder than cream soda. good head. not very much taste. ii know it’s 12% and so will you when you drink it aside from the alcohol all i really taste is bread

3.2
luckygirl (1222) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2006
There was no hiding the alcohol in this big, warm-smelling beer. Pours a murky, yellow-amber color with a large, frothy, beige, mostly lasting head. The aroma is malty with trace notes of lightly toasted grain and moderate notes of cookie and caramel; hoppy with a light trace of pine; yeasty with a light note of damp basement and a trace note of sharp cheese; miscellaneous aromas included a moderate-to-heavy note of orange zest, a light-to-medium note of cognac and a heavy note of spicy alcohol. The flavor was heavily sweet, moderately to heavily bitter with a long, heavily alcoholic, moderately biitersweet, lightly astringent finish with juicy caramel retros. The body was medium-to-full, the texture was velvety and the carbonation was lively with a fairly hot finish.

4.2
Sammy (12769) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2006
Creamy attractive head with lots of lace on the way down. Creamy smooth, though a bit of tingling from carbonation. Very satisfying yeastiness and ice cream aftertaste. Excellent palate cleaner after greasy hamburgers. Medium to full mouthfeel. Alcohol only felt much later on.

3.4
thornecb (6066) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Pours light amber into a scaldi’s snifter. Very little head recedes to rim -- looks like a golden ale. Alcohol and pine resin notes. Sweet alcohol upfront with a long bitter alcohol finish. Thin. Tastes like a spirit - but if you’re looking for a digestive, it’s quite nice.

3.4
hopscotch (11248) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Bottle... Clear, amber ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Malty aroma with notes of dark fruit, honey and a whisper of butterscotch. The flavor is malty-sweet, but not cloyingly so. Boozy, but not obnoxiously so. Lots of caramel. Full-bodied and quite oily with lively carbonation. Fruity, warm finish.


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