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Bush Ambrée - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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BA SCORE
87
very good

538 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 538
Reviews: 393
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 14.77%


Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 09-25-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by ultrasupergenius:
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ultrasupergenius

United Kingdom (England)

2.78/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle different than pictured. I believe they have updated their bottle (definitely the same brewer / beer).

Appearance: Amber with a slight orange/brown twinge. Lack of a head - just spotty white colonies of bubbles across the top.

Smell is sweet, and slightly floral. Hints at a large alcohol content.

Taste is strong. You can tell this packs an alcohol punch - but honestly not to the extent that it actually does. Nothing all that appealling about the flavor of this beer. There are some hops there, but not particularly well blended. There is a candy residual sweetness, not particularly appealing. Not awful, but nothing really redeeming.

Mouthfeel is nice. Carbonation adds a hint of character.

Not that drinkable - which is probably a good thing given the ABV.

Overall, tastes like a beer that was put together to be strong - not to be balanced or appreciated. Perhaps there is a niche market, but I will not be a participant.

Not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2009 17:41:51 | More by ultrasupergenius
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A-orange and amber in color..nice lacing that left a decent head that rapidly vanished.

S-bread/biscuits ,malt,belgium , slight alcohol smell is present.

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Bush Ambrée from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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