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Bush Prestige - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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Bush PrestigeBush Prestige

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133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 19
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Bush Prestige starts out as Bush Ambrée, which instead of being stored as traditionally in stainless steel vats is matured in oak barrels for a period of six months.

During bottling, a small quantity of sugar and yeast is added to the beer, which, placed in a hot room, causes refermentation in the bottle that gives it a natural cloudiness and a particularly high alcohol content of 13%."

(Beer added by: kmpitz2 on 12-19-2004)
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Reviews by kkipple:
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South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Ahh, Scaldis Prestige. One of the more expensive beers available. Usually goes from $40+ for a 750ml bottle, which is why I haven't had till until recently. A most generous friend brought one to a tasting; sparing my wallet. Is it worth the exorbitant price? Read on, traveler.

Unceremoniously dumped into a goblet, the liquid gold foams up a puny 1 centimeter tall head that fights for life atop the hazy, thick looking brew. Keep in mind this is 13%, so I'm not sure what I was expecting... overall it looks a little rough round the edges, but closing your eyes fixes everything.

Smell is quite sweet and dense; lots of white grapes, oak, alcohol and sugar pops out of the glass. A little vitamin B, some spice, anise and a touch more wood are all here. Good, not great.

Alright, here goes. The first thing upon tasting this beer is that I'm shocked at how carbonated this is. Surely the fizziest, crackling-ist 13% brew I've had. Nearly Champagne like, once you get past the bubbly you're rewarded with a sweet (almost syrupy), smooth nectar. The alcohol is quite noticable but for some reason I don't mind... our friend White Grape is back, along with a fresh, heavy oak note and I have to admit it all tastes pretty good... is it $40 good? Hmm.... best have some more to be sure...

Mouthfeel is again highly carbonated, body is medium with a dry, yeasty finish. Sweet oak flavor lingers on my tongue. Nice.

So should you buy this brew? That's a tough one. If spending $40 on a single bottle of ale for a special occasion doesn't phase you, then by all means. All things considered, I'm a bit nonplussed...I mean I could buy four nice bombers or a case of something decent for the price of a single Scaldis Prestige. The price looms over everything and there is no way around it.

Bottom line: A tasty, overpriced beer that just might be good for your big day.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2008 20:04:28 | More by kkipple
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Bush Prestige from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
90 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.