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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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stephens101

Oklahoma

4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Off-white head thins out with the quickness. Color is brassy and clear with a red tint in spot.

Aroma of orange, malt, yeast, fresh baked vanilla cake, some faint caramel and subtle lemon.

Sweet and creamy to the tongue with that 12% ABV trickling away almost unnoticed. Has some sugar, vanilla, orange and bitterness at the far end.

A worry free sipper that allows for pure enjoyment if you take your time.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 01:08:21 | More by stephens101
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Chemister

Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-09-2014 18:39:28 | More by Chemister
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sfore8

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

02-05-2014 17:15:49 | More by sfore8
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bishopdc0

Maine

3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First I must say Belgian Strong Pale is a stupid categorical name. While it is belgian, strong it is more certainly not pale.

This beer was served in a Scaldis tulip glass. As part of my Uprising at Novare Res.

The bee is amber almost the dark side of amber. A thick head forms and dissipates to the glasses edge, surprising amount of head at 12%. The head is dense and sticky.

The nose is pale malts hints of a mattalic not but faint figs and other berry notes come across no alcohol.

Unlike the nose the taste is more in your face, bigger fig and prune notes. The maltyness is prominent with a slight and I mean slight alcohol in the back.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 00:57:39 | More by bishopdc0
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

a classic belgian strong amber beer with a lot of character. the most impressive thing about it is the feel, and how well it hides its intense alcoholic strength, its barley there, not the least bit hot, and rather smooth drinking as a result. slightly hazy orangey amber in color with a patchy white head that lasts. i smell a lot of residual sugar here, sweet dusty almost english type grain on this, with a robust belgian yeast strain that gives off some dried apricot notes and maybe even a little apple. the sweetness is there, but its short lived, the finish is still pretty quick on it, and the big carbonation makes it drink a little cleaner too. i like the elegant simplicity of this beer, despite also being dynamic and very strong, it comes across well refined and completely dialed in. they do a refermented in the bottle addition of this, which i have to imagine is even more enjoyable with the rest of its sugar gone, but i like the little brother edition here. definitely an underrated brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 18:18:55 | More by StonedTrippin
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-20-2014 16:49:10 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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MaevaS

France

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-19-2014 20:10:31 | More by MaevaS
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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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Luiz0930

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-12-2014 07:23:45 | More by Luiz0930
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TheDrunkGnoll

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.3%

01-11-2014 03:53:51 | More by TheDrunkGnoll
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.46/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a foggy amber color. My pour was relatively devoid of any head. It's body is predictably thick.

S-Aroma is fairly mute,I stupidly chilled this far too much. The aroma grows as the minutes pass. It's purely sweet with zero hop presence. Estery and noticeably fruity with stiff alcohol.

T-The flavor is less coercive with its alcohol. It's a thick load of sweetness. Fruity yeastiness. Isn't impressive as far as complexity goes. It's just a big beer.

M-Booze is pleasant, reminds me of a liqueur. Nearly cloying, though. Hot. Light bubbles. Slow sipper.

O/D-Not something I would ever buy. Happy I didn't pay for this and I sampled from a friend. Not what I'm looking for in a beer but I can see why someone who loves their Belgian sweet-brews would love its hot, sticky goodness.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 03:15:11 | More by VelvetExtract
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-03-2014 03:50:44 | More by ryanpj
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abarlow03

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-29-2013 20:13:30 | More by abarlow03
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-28-2013 23:33:18 | More by ldhughes3
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-23-2013 02:51:28 | More by Sspeer1
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Poupae

Thailand

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-22-2013 13:35:05 | More by Poupae
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Genecy

Brazil

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-14-2013 21:53:14 | More by Genecy
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sasdragon

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

12-13-2013 21:33:58 | More by sasdragon
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STEELERFAN2390

Florida

4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

this beer is worth a try if youre into Belgium brews that are slightly boozy and have the yeast characteristics.

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.

T-coriander , boozy, hot, complexed and pretty balanced. some malt and a peppery /spice flavor...pretty awesome.

M-light to medium mouth on this ,pretty well carbonated. nice!

O- overall I really enjoyed this beer as a sipper on a cold night....its actually become a staple in my rotation. I like the hint of booze in it ,its not too overpowering.
def a must try ...

Purchased at total wine in naples,florida for 15.99$ for a 4 pk

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 14:42:40 | More by STEELERFAN2390
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Eir

Sweden

5/5  rDev +29.5%

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-06-2013 02:48:41 | More by warnerry
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NickThePyro

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

11-18-2013 03:48:27 | More by NickThePyro
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samEBC

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-14-2013 21:16:46 | More by samEBC
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blue_bleeder

Colorado

4.66/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A - Poured a rich amber color out of the bottle. Poured fast enough that I had a large lacy head that disappeared really quickly

S - Bready, malty nose with hints of alcohol.

T - Super complex. Strong boozy taste, sweet and rich with peppery, coriander finish. AMAZING!

M - medium mouthfeel with the perfect amount of carbonation.

O - The best Belgian beer I have had.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 23:19:42 | More by blue_bleeder
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-03-2013 18:09:55 | More by ste5venla
Bush Ambrée from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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