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Bush Prestige - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

126 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 13.55%


Brewed by:
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Belgium

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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Longstaff

Massachusetts

1.45/5  rDev -64.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

This is a prime example when extreme techniques and high bottle price do not a good beer make. I was hoping for a belgian strong ale with some woody characteristics, but I got whiskey instead. Whiskey aromas, vanilla, bubblegum and spicey alcohol mix together in the aroma and is off putting. Pretty much the same going on in flavor with vanilla, whiskey, and coriander-like flavors dominating. Odd, oily - almost like Mescal - flavors made me want to puke. I tried hard to like this since it was a gift and wanted to tell the gifter that I enjoyed it, but I didn't. Glad I didn't spend the outrageously expensive $45 for the bottle. Someone wake me up when this whiskey barrell aging fad runs its course.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2006 19:22:18 | More by Longstaff
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Floydster

California

2.98/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

250 ml serving in a Chimay goblet at the Pizza Port Belgian Beer Party on 3/29/09 poured from a 750 ml bottle, reviewed from notes on my cell phone

A-Mix between an amber and a medium orange, 1/2 inch fizzy, no lacing but some decent legs
S-Bananas, cherries, dark fruits, light oak, caramel, sweetness, Belgian qualities, booze, and vanilla
T-Sweet esters at the beginning, lots of sweetness in the middle, very boozy finish, more citrus later on with lots of honey and apples too, needs a lot of dry characteristic to even come close to balancing out this sweet alcohol bomb
M-Overly sweet, fruity, and boozy mouthfeel, medium to full bodied, needs more carbonation, taste lingers too long
D-Could not have much more of this, you can taste all thirteen percent, way too sugary and sweet, super heavy stuff

I would have never spent forty-five dollars on this anyways but I have been pissed if I had, big letdown for me at the fest, beers that cost a fifth as much blew it away, would not drink again if I were paying for it, this one needs to spend a lot more time in the bottle

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2009 00:24:24 | More by Floydster
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DogFood11

California

3.15/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Champagne style bottle, foiled and capped. Poured into a tulip it forms a rapidly rising eggshell white head. Head is fizzy but everlasting and leaves sliding lace. Copper body is hazy and leans towards orange with some yeast left behind.

This starts off rather fizzy and hot. Spiced backend combined with they high unhidden ABV creates a bit of jumble. Subtle type light fruitiness wich includes bananna. The brew is dominated by a champagne type fizzy carbonation and a huge alcohol swig. Peppered and slightly sticky on the backside.

Notes: I liked the brew and if you dont mind spending around 30 bucks for a special occasion this would work. However, I am one and done. It was good but not worthy of 10 times the price of some of my favorite brews.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2007 02:46:05 | More by DogFood11
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largadeer

California

3.18/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Turbid orange with tons of floaties and sediment. Not actually an attractive beer, but the head retention is excellent (no lace whatsoever though).

Smell: Heavy on the caramel and vanilla with some fruity undertones. Alcohol is present as well, providing a bit of sting.

Taste & mouthfeel: Fruit (apple and pear), mild caramel sweetness and plenty of oaky notes. Medium-bodied with fine champagne-like carbonation. The finish is dry and boozy as hell, making me wonder how harsh this stuff must've been before it was aged. After half a glass the alcohol really starts to take over the palate, drowning out the rest of the flavors. Quite a letdown from the pleasant aroma.

Notes: Gets a little better as it warms, but the astringent alcohol flavor makes this mediocre at best.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2008 22:12:36 | More by largadeer
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harrymel

Washington

3.23/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Vintage 2011 - 50% off made this $25 bones.

Golden apricot with plenty of floaties that result in an obviously uber-bubbly beer. Solid sheet of light cream foam. Booze, apple, pear, light loose malt, co2, a little touch of tart smell. Sweet malts, some booze, vanilla, metal, some light pear (asian), some bitterness, some yeast. Medium on thin with hi carb and a wet and warm finish. I'm disappointed to say the least based on the pride/price of this one. It's got no real apparent flaws, but nothing to really set it apart.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 08:14:20 | More by harrymel
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kiya

California

3.43/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden hue with a thick and heavy head that remains for an unusually long time.
There's zero lacing, almost like it's cleaning the glass on the way down..
Faint smells of a sweet floral bouquet start to linger mixed with a stone fruit scent... the nose on this isn't nearly as strong as i had expected.
The mouth-feel is light and airy, with small bubbles tingling my taste buds...
The flavors are a bit muddled, I'm not able pin down what it is, but it's a cross between a faint molasses flavor and a dry oak aftertaste that lingers.
I wait seven minutes...

The brew is starting to really come alive once coming up to room temperature... It's more gentle on the tongue and the oak and woody tones are now far stronger and have come to the forefront.

This isn't the mind-blowing brew i had expected, considering i spent $40 on a bottle that served two glasses. I'll admit, i bought into the hype of the price, ABV, and bottle design.
I'd definitely drink this again, as long as somebody else was buying.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2008 05:43:02 | More by kiya
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illidurit

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

RBSG09 bottle at the grand tasting. Thanks to whoever shelled out for this. Pours orangish gold with a fluffy off-white head. Aroma is chiefly caramel sweetness with some orangey caramel and hot bourbon. Flavor is boozy caramel, citrus peel, vanilla, fig. Doesn't seem to be worth 50 bucks at all.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2009 07:17:44 | More by illidurit
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allengarvin

Texas

3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into my favorite wide-chalice glass, this beer is a very cloudy orange-amber color with a limpid head. The nose is sweet, very fruity, oaky. Sweet (close to cloying), caramelly start, with a lot of oakiness. Ripe fruitiness throughout. Alcohol is quite noticible in the finish, detracting from the drinkability. Body is a little watery.

Disappointment for a beer I plopped down $40 for.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2008 04:05:55 | More by allengarvin
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank from a bottle into a chalice Brussels at Delirium Cage.

We bought this bad boy by mistake. Don't get me wrong its very good, but not for the price.

It pours an gold with a hint of orange and fluffy white head.

It smells sweet with hints of orange, and caramel.

The flavor is vanilla and orange and bourbon.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2009 19:19:44 | More by jrallen34
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jampics2

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a $9 4oz pour at the Beer Engine's Wood Aged Beer Event.

Had to try this as the bottle is over $50 and I would never spend that on something that wasn't super ridiculous rare.

Clear copper beer, looks rather unassuming and not like a 13% killer.

Smell is subdued, sweet malt is all I'm getting.

Taste is OK. A nice sweetness, fruit, pear, apple, and a little kick of hops. Mild wood flavors, vanilla. But this has a detectable alcohol burn. Not so great - too hot. Phenolic alcohol.

Nice carb but m/f was insignificant.

Ok to drink. Glad I got the sample not the bottle. This is some overpriced beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2010 21:07:28 | More by jampics2
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled March 2006
Pours a lightly hazy, full amber (as in the substance) color. It is very well carbonated and initially forms a three-finger thick tan colored head that is fairly large bubbled. The aroma is rich and fruity with notes of concentrated pear, tart sweet apple, and green raisins as well as some straight malty caramel notes. After a couple sniffs of the aroma the oak begins to become quite noticeable; notes of buttery oak, tannic wood, and even a bit of something that reminds me of musty wood. As is my tendency, I prefer the up front fruit notes more than the oak, the oak is not too bad here (even adds to the complexity), but it comes to dominate a bit more than I would like.

The taste is sweet, yet not overly so, and has a fruitiness that reminds me of sweet, fragrant, slightly concentrated apples with a touch of tartness. The carbonation adds a bit of a bite, though it is quite tame considering the heft and full mouthfeel that this beers body has. The oak is here as well, it is most noticeable towards the end, but is noticeable as a buttery note, with perhaps a hint of vanillin, up front. The oak becomes woody, tannic and a bit astringent as one moves to the long finish. The tannic astringency is played up a bit by the alcohol that is found in the finish as well.

Well I have gotten this far (perhaps a quarter of a bottle) and I am already asking myself if I want to finish a bottle of this. It is certainly not the alcohol that has gotten to me, it is the oak, which isn't even all that overbearing in this beer compared to many oaked beers. Oak is just such a dominating presence, I really prefer a light touch with it. Perhaps the beer will become a bit more balanced as it warms up.

As the beer warms up it becomes a bit more creamy, perhaps a touch sweeter as well, and in fact the oak does seem to be a touch muted. I think that it also helps if you drink this beer very slowly, or to be more exact a long time between sips; this seems to keep the oak notes down. It is almost as if my palate gets more and more sensitive to the oak notes (especially the harsh astringent notes) as I take subsequent sips of this beer. Warming this beer is definitely the way to go, it really subdues the oak character and makes this much more drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2006 17:29:11 | More by Gueuzedude
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

That's a big bottle. hazy, rusty, orange pour. Bottle fermentation has done its work. Creamy head, mostly tight bubbles with the occaisional big burp. Floaties.
Aroma of fruit skin. Apples, pear, some white grapes, a good dose of bread, too. A slight twinge towards the back. Spices?
Taste is more of darker fruit, but not all that dark. Red plum, raisin, some orange essence. Bready. Seems very light. Good carbonation. Easy drinking for the abv. Not my style though.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2009 19:49:14 | More by Mebuzzard
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paterlodie

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

No freshness date and saing Bush on the label. Great presentation with good head thats stays well and amberbrown foggy beer. Nose is lots of oak , cognac, cherry fruit, alcoholic but altogether litle overdone IMO.
Taste is also bombastic having lots of alcohol, sweetness, cognac taste. Some maltyness and good bitterness but just a litle too much of everything. So is the over bombastc mouthfeel; great but just too much. Drinkability is also ok but go to bed afterwards with this bombastic 13% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2005 20:03:49 | More by paterlodie
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shbobdb

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ahhhh.

Nothing like celebrating your masters with a fine brew.

But this beer feels less like beer and more like carbonated calvados. I'm serious. It really tastes like someone mixed soda water and calvados.

I guess that isn't a bad thing, lots of oak, lots of apple is a good taste. And the bubbles are very small and fine, so there is a lot to be said for that. Plus that thin mouthfeel backed by ample carbonation so I guess one would describe it as "creamy".

A nice experience. From the people that drank it with me, it has broad appeal. People who liked beer, thought it was good. People who liked wine thought it was good. People who just plain liked to drink thought it was good.

But I, the guy who paid for it, didn't think it was great. A beer for celebrations and sharing. Less a beer for personally enjoying.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2008 03:14:43 | More by shbobdb
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Beer Deluxe.

A - Poured cloudy dark orange with specs of yeast floating. One finger of white head was gone fast. Left no retention or lace.

S - Orange, candy, a little tart, white grape.

T - Grapes, vinous, orange candy, yeast. Much more strong than the aroma. Flavour accentuates better elements of the aroma. Sweet, not cloying.

M - Strong carbonation, medium body, sweet finish.

O/D - A nice, sweet, tasty, complex Belgian strong. Enjoyed it, but I wouldn't rank it as high as others.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 12:18:09 | More by tbeckett
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased for me by @epiclurk. Shared with Rich & Sam. You know who they are.

Pours a deep amber, turning to garnet, with a fluffy, but slightly bubbly and insubstantial head of white. No lacing. Body looks heavy enough, but also slightly oily and dangerous. It looks somewhat still and menacing.

Nose is spicy and sharp, but with a solid backing of stretched malt and toffee. There are definite wafts of booze coming through, with a heady intensity that already makes you a little woozy. Peppery, yet sweet. It's odd.

Taste is rich and deep, with a most pronounced lightness in feel and body that I was afraid was going to let the booze take over—fortunately, it doesn't, it sits in the wings with the suggestion of intensity. Light honey characters come through balanced with a little pepper and a mild astringency, which is tempered and restrained. Mild carbonic character on the finish, and the suggestion of apricots. It's not bad.

Feel is certainly much, much lighter than I thought it might have been. It could survive a serious increase.

Overall, it's pretty well-balanced, without getting too hot or intense, despite its strength. It's a complicated beer, no doubt, but it manages to stay on the side of respectability.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 05:54:47 | More by lacqueredmouse
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barleywinebrewer

New Hampshire

3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The impulse to try this one overwhelmed my usual caution. What would make a beer this size cost so much? Inquiring minds want to know.

A - Nice amber color with strong white head. For very little initial pop when the cork came out, there is a cascade of bubbles in the glass. Settles down after a while

S - Dominating caramel with hints of apple and oak.

T - Caramel and alchohol dominate. About mid to final quarter of the bottle some of the subtle apple, spice and oak flavors start to show up.

M/D - Medium bodied. Once the carbonation settles down it becomes quite drinkable.

I had expected the alchohol but for a pricey belgium brew I had hoped for more out of the flavor. For wow factor, the bottle looks great and the price elicits amazement from friends. Other than that I would not buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2006 14:02:50 | More by barleywinebrewer
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Review from Inaugural Issue of Beeradvocate Magazine.

Beautiful packaging: a 750-milliliter corked and caged bottle in a box, accompanied by two Scaldis mini-snifters. Pours a rusty orange color, completely hazed from the bottle conditioning. Carbonation is very active (like Champagne), creating a tight, über-creamy white lace with incredible head retention. Smells like an orchard, with apples, pears and a soft floral blossom in the nose. In the back is a strong, golden raisin aroma. Distinct oakiness, solvent alcohol notes and some mild caramel ups the ante. Fluffy and creamy on the palate; silky smooth. Complex as hell, with candied tropical fruits, golden raisins, dabs of caramel, green apple, and a big oaky twang backbone. Suggestions of smoke and a boozy, white lightning-like
alcohol.

Dangerously drinkable for a 13 percent, but this is a sniffing and sipping beer, so we did, and with every sniff and sip, the beer evolved. It's worth seeking out, and the price is worth it. By far one of the most inviting and complex beers this year.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2008 17:57:59 | More by BeerAdvocate
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kmo1030

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a orangey brown with a light tan head.
the smell has a lot of white grape and orange components. the white grape has more than a bit of a champagne character. there is also a moderate amount of oak aging aromas, mainly of the vanilla variety. there is some spiced apple and pear aromas in there too.
the flavor has a little more oak aging to show for itself than the aroma. the champagne type characteristics are also here in abundance, but there is also a heavier caramel/toffee flavor to it that reminds you it's a beer. it's remeniscent of a caramel apple with some white grape raisin and honey thrown in the mix. it's a very unique beer. a little more than vaguely brandy and sherry-like.
the mouthfeel is actually a bit oily despite a flavor that's quite dry. the carbonation is fairly subtle, just presnt enough to move the beer along the palate.
the drinkabilty is fair, it's quite champagne-like, with an additional heavy componet, that takes it from a light drink to a something more int he after dinner vein. a good and interesting beer, but not worth the price tag unfortunately.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2009 02:56:09 | More by kmo1030
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kkipple

South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
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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FINLANDski_1619

Wyoming

3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This a "Ale aged in oak barrel".
Has a brilliant color, with tint of ruby amber but more of a gold color to the appearance.
H: two and half fingers, medium lasting. I think it does have a nice pillowey head for little bit.
A: smell the oak cask with hint of nice earthy tones.
F: richness in mouth fell, with a nice overtone balance.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 06:52:43 | More by FINLANDski_1619
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer came in a 75 cl bottle, packaged in a thick cardboard box. It uncorked with a loud 'Pop', and the initial pours were mostly a wild undulating tan foam. The liquid is a murky light brown color with some cloudiness and sediment. The first impressions of the aroma are that this beer is dominated by the alcohol. A nice malt aroma backs the alcohol. Spicy, phenolic, and a little wood. Interesting. The taste is a little warm, with lots of pale malt character. Some toasted notes, and a lot of pepper. Full mouthfeel with a very spritzy, carbonic sensation. This is a good brew, although not quite as good as I'd hoped.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2009 12:07:01 | More by Suds
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nickd717

California

3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Glad I finally got to try this ridiculously overpriced beer after seeing it on the Rose & Crown chalkboard for about a year, marked up to roughly the price of a small house. Consumed at a bottle share thanks to an unknown awesome person.

Pours a cloudy amber-brown color with a medium-sized yellowish head, and chunks. Sorry, but chunks just don't do it for me. This isn't a bowl of Chunky Monkey, it's a beer.

Aroma is fairly vinous and sweet, with notes of port and cognac, oak, vanilla, and Belgian yeast.

Flavor is very fruity and sweet. Red wine, port, cognac, sweet cherries, apples, raisins, oak, and vanilla. Yeast also has a noticeable presence. It is fairly complex, but not quite as awesome as all these flavors might make it sound.

Medium body with medium-high carbonation, fairly smooth from the -bal aging.

Overall though, not quite as good as the price would lead me to want it to be. If I were a magician, the "prestige" of my magic trick would be throwing this beer in the "bush." Just kidding, but it did underwhelm me a bit. Good thing I didn't pay for it myself.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2010 17:45:08 | More by nickd717
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paulthebeerguru

Florida

3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I will say that I spent more than $40 down here in Florida...$53 actually.

Poured into a snifter. Pours a cloudy, yellowish amber with a nice white head, with good retention, which leads to minimal lacing. The aroma is almost reminding me of a Flemish sour, tart, fruity, cherries, and golden raisins. Not a hoppy beer by any means, but that was expected. Initial tastes are of raisins, apples, figs, winter spices. Some oak characteristics come out once it warms a little. The mouthfeel is very smooth, especially for 13%. Slightly creamy, crisp and clean, with a very complex palate. I would love to get more of this but I am not sure if the price tag matches the contents of the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2008 22:58:23 | More by paulthebeerguru
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ikats

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours hazy, dark amber, rusty in color. The head is strong and sticks around for some time. Aroma is full of rich fruits and earthy wood notes. Wood from barrel aging is apparent in the taste. Despite this beer being quite strong, alcohol does not stand out; even as the beer warms up to room temperature, alcohol is subdued.

I've had a sample of this beer at BA Extreme Beer Fest in February 06. As just about every reviewer noted this beer is quite expensive ($35 at Supersaver in Somerville, NJ). I could not justify a purchase like that; however, when my birthday roled around this is bottle was high on my want list. It was a gift from my parents.

Interesting bottle. Good to try at least once. The bottle itself looks the money, but I don't think it's worth the money. However, I am in no way disappoited.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2006 03:27:43 | More by ikats
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Bush Prestige from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
90 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.