Bush Prestige - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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1.45/5 rDev -64.1%
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.
01-26-2006 19:22:18 | More by Longstaff
2.98/5 rDev -26.2%
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
04-03-2009 00:24:24 | More by Floydster
3.15/5 rDev -22%
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.
03-25-2007 02:46:05 | More by DogFood11
3.18/5 rDev -21.3%
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.
05-23-2008 22:12:36 | More by largadeer
3.23/5 rDev -20%
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.
01-06-2013 08:14:20 | More by harrymel
3.43/5 rDev -15.1%
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.
02-23-2008 05:43:02 | More by kiya
3.5/5 rDev -13.4%
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.
07-13-2009 07:17:44 | More by illidurit
3.6/5 rDev -10.9%
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.
01-04-2008 04:05:55 | More by allengarvin
3.6/5 rDev -10.9%
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.
07-13-2009 19:19:44 | More by jrallen34
3.68/5 rDev -8.9%
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.
01-23-2010 21:07:28 | More by jampics2
3.7/5 rDev -8.4%
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.
03-07-2006 17:29:11 | More by Gueuzedude
Bush Prestige from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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