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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: 1230   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 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kindacold (235) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidf93 (62) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 5, 2017
Nice sweet malty caramel notes. However, heavy alcohol and a tussle to finish. Carbonation dies out pretty quickly. Not the best I’d say.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vsyrbu (68) - MOLDOVA - FEB 21, 2017
beautiful beige foam, the body is amber color. The aroma of fruits, with wine and alcohol notes. In the taste are apricots, sweet, caramel and alcohol, which is clearly felt. The aftertaste is pleasantly warming. Good.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
puren (931) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - FEB 18, 2017
PREZENTACJA: jak kompot śliwkowy, przejrzyste z farfoclami o barwie pomarańczowo - czerwonej, piana pojawia się tylko przy nalewaniu;
AROMAT: delikatny - miód, śliwka, brzoskwinia, alkohol;
ODCZUCIE: ciało niskie, nisko nasycone, "wysusza zęby", konkretnie rozgrzewa/pali gardło;
SMAK: alkohol, palony cukier, śliwka, krótka alkoholowo-karmelowa goryczka;
OGÓLNIE: męczące piwo, cukrowe i alkoholowe.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (2897) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle. Orangey amber in colour. Malty (toffee & caramel) and Spicy. Fruity (citrus, apple). Rather vinous (sherry-like) and a little syrupy. Alcohol level quite evident and very warming. Very sweet. Dryish hoppy bitterness in the finish. Too sweet and boozy for me. (2008)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
simontomlinson (193) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2017
Off white fluffy head stayed well on a finely effervescent golden body. Sweet caramel & honey aroma. Full bodied, minimal carbonation on the palate. Smooth, tingly on the back & a little cloying on the aft. Bitter sweet tastes of apricot, under ripe fruit, malt, honey & sugar. This is a very good Barley Wine.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Orange_times (245) - UKRAINE - FEB 4, 2017
Pours amber colour with low white head, fuzzy liquid. Aroma of flowers, grass. Medium sweet, lightly bitter, no sourneess. Medium body, average carbonization, strong warm alcoholic aftertaste

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luneylane (119) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - FEB 1, 2017
A bottle from Privado in Guting, drunk at home. Aroma: candy sweet, with the malt coming through. Appearance: clear, dark gold, light white lacing. Palate: full-bodied, thckly sweet, soft carbonation. Long, complex but predominantly sweet finish. The booze in this one punches you in the face. Taste: too heavily sweet for me. I like the booze hit though.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jopp (8) - PARIS, FRANCE - JAN 21, 2017 does not count
classique. belle couleur ambrée. une amertume agréable avec un retour sucré Dubuisson ardent

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
adamnowek (2290) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2017
Clear, dark amber colour. No head. Smells like booze. Tastes like booze and cough syrup. Bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrumpy369 (642) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle at pater marcus. Clear orange colour no head. Looks like a soft drink. Nose is booze, light banana and bubblegum aromas. Taste is bubblegum, banana and esters. Low booze. Fast finish. Too much booze for me.


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