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Bush Ambrée - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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BA SCORE
87
very good

558 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 558
Reviews: 396
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.03%
Wants: 20
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
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)
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BKotch

Texas

5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's not available in Texas, but every time I travel through New Mexico I pick up as many bottles as I can reasonably afford (last time it was $3.79 for 330ml). It's that good. The strongest beer in Belgium and perhaps the most complex. Hugely fruity and nutty, and surprisingly dry in the finish. Called "Bush" in Belgium, it's about as far as is possible from the Busch here in the States.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2001 20:01:41 | More by BKotch
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nunzo

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-04-2011 04:00:19 | More by nunzo
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-09-2011 03:50:39 | More by Beertracker
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Eir

Sweden

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-06-2013 17:02:07 | More by Eir
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cornucopia

Puerto Rico

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-28-2011 03:04:24 | More by cornucopia
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JCC78

Mississippi

5/5  rDev +29.5%

08-09-2013 03:15:20 | More by JCC78
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josefnewsong

New York

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-04-2011 05:04:32 | More by josefnewsong
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +29.5%

03-23-2013 08:08:24 | More by grahamboudreaux
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John

New York

5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Scaldis (aka Bush Amber) is one of the most complex and incredibly strong beers in the world. Sit back and sip this one and appreciate it as one of life's finer things.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2001 09:05:16 | More by John
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MQ3867

Portugal

5/5  rDev +29.5%

07-05-2014 23:20:12 | More by MQ3867
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kenzak

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-09-2011 05:31:05 | More by kenzak
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oneturbucfan

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-11-2011 18:37:42 | More by oneturbucfan
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darkhorseT

Maryland

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-21-2011 17:36:47 | More by darkhorseT
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-25-2011 20:34:49 | More by Rochefort10nh
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BJCPCO557

Michigan

4.93/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I Visited the Bush brewery in october. This newy revamped tasting room in french speaking belgium was a moment to be remembered for many years to come. This beer is a world classic.Extreme malty nose upfront. Sweet malty caramel flavor. Full bodied. Lasting head to the bottom.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2003 06:39:26 | More by BJCPCO557
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rosebud

New Hampshire

4.9/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have to agree with Mophie. This is an exceptional beer. Fortunately I get to have this beer on tap quite often. I've had it both ways, bottle and tap, and, I have to say, once you have this beautiful beer on tap, there's no going back. This beer is so drinkable, and the mouthfeel ... exquisite, the way it invades your tastebuds! Definitely a beer to drink slowly and enjoy.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2002 14:07:04 | More by rosebud
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malmquna

France

4.88/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Whiskey-copper colored in the glass. White head of several bubble sizes, seems to linger a bit but ultimately disappears though the carbonation stays. Smells of sweet malt, slightly boozy.

Big starting flavor, fills the mouth with caramel and vanilla. That bourbon color might be influencing the flavor as well. Seamlessly, the sweet malt character rides along the carbonation to a spicy hop finish. Initially does not taste as alcoholic as it is, but eventually that catches up to produce a dryness not noticed in the beginning.

This is a full-bodied beer, and the mouthfeel is absolutely full, almost cloyingly. In a good way. This is a sipper, though. Enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2010 20:28:33 | More by malmquna
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blackearth

Minnesota

4.83/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at Cafe Hollander in Wauwatosa, WI as part of their first Belgian Beer Dinner. This beer was poured into a small wine glass and served close to room temperature. It had a reddish-mahogany body with a little bit of foam around the sides of the glass. Aromas of dried cherries, cinnamon, and oak. Full bodied mouthfeel that coats your tongue in silky sweet malts with a pleasant alcohol warmth. This is the perfect substitute for an after-dinner port.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2009 14:05:39 | More by blackearth
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Everything_Belgium

Florida

4.83/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is one superb beer I just found it today.

Pours very well. Leaves a small amount of head. Poured into tulip glass. Smells great.

It has a great smooth sweet taste thats not too heavy with a nice sweet aftertaste. Not too sweet and not too much alcohol taste considering 12% abv.

This has just hit the list of one of my favorite beers. I have nothing negative to say about this beer. I will buy again!

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 00:35:58 | More by Everything_Belgium
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Gump

Minnesota

4.8/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Scaldis
250ml bottle 8.48 fl oz. - 12%
Cloudy peach colored. Full pour into a tulip glass.
Wonderful sweet, perfumy aroma. Light colored fruit, pear, peach, butterscotch and alcohol.

Flavors are soft butter, toffee and sugar.
The alcohol really comes out when the air mixes with it. If you weren't paying attention this one will hit you, as it is very drinkable.
The Cherry-pit aftertaste proves the hop presence.
Terrific balance, winderful aroma and high drinkability. A Fantastic beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2009 19:43:03 | More by Gump
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Homers_Beer_Odyssey

New York

4.79/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is so drinkable, you can't believe it's an ultra-strong till it takes the edge off two minutes later. Thick, without being gooey. Sweet, without any sense of fruit infusions or exotic casking. Very malty. Goes down real easy. Should not be limited to before or after dinner! I'm going to try this with some marinated grilled flank steak or dry-rub 'cue.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 11:56:06 | More by Homers_Beer_Odyssey
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unibrew

New Hampshire

4.78/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The first time I had this beer was at the Gingerman in Manhattan...cost is about $9.00 for a 10 oz. glass. Almost worth it. Fortunately, I was able to find it at Kappy's in Malden, MA, where I picked up the bottle I'm drinking now.

I have to say, it's the best 12% APV I've ever had. The alcohol is very well hidden. When I was at Gingerman, I remember not believing that it was 12%, but, the effect didn't lie! Can't have too many of these before you're in blackoutville. I probably drank the bottle in front of me way too fast.. about 5 minutes, but to me, it was still worth every sip. Simply delicious, well balanced, and alcohol well hidden. Yum! I should have bought more than 3!

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2007 01:49:55 | More by unibrew
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

05-15-2013 06:38:19 | More by reitzbrewing
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Taologic

California

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

01-17-2014 04:29:17 | More by Taologic
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Bryanbrown0420


4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

07-21-2014 23:55:48 | More by Bryanbrown0420
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Bush Ambrée from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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