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Bush Prestige - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

137 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 13.86%
Wants: 19
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl visit their website
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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FINLANDski_1619

Wyoming

3.85/5  rDev -4.7%

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.

10-01-2013 06:52:43 | More by FINLANDski_1619
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

09-25-2013 01:25:07 | More by Hellpop65
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-22-2013 14:08:19 | More by msubulldog25
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-20-2013 18:07:41 | More by tom10101
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-05-2013 15:57:41 | More by Atomicskis5
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

07-04-2013 03:02:12 | More by WOLFGANG
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tadmuchowski

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1%

06-24-2013 00:44:59 | More by tadmuchowski
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Adamostella

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-15-2013 15:55:03 | More by Adamostella
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-06-2013 14:59:58 | More by PHBoiler
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egrace84

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

06-02-2013 23:34:37 | More by egrace84
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campfirebrew

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-24-2013 00:24:13 | More by campfirebrew
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-19-2013 00:22:08 | More by pathman
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msondel

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-30-2013 23:14:28 | More by msondel
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-21-2013 15:36:25 | More by thegerm87
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AlkaholTester

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

04-12-2013 07:42:37 | More by AlkaholTester
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laituegonflable

Australia

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%

Pours a burnished copper colour, head of small bubbles but retaining well. Yeah, good.

Smells quite bretty and funky. Fair bready yeast character as well with notes of lime, pineapple and currants. Earthy at times as well, with a good amount of tartness. Nice.

Wow, taste is more like a perry. Seriously, pear, apple, a touch of vanilla and raspberry and a big gulp of cinnamon. Funky barnyard sort of rounds it out and adds a richness to the pleasant mélange of sweet/sour/spicy. Fascinating, and delicious palate.

Bit boozey hot, unfortunately, and quite noticeably. A shame. Decent body though.

Really enjoying this, in spite of the obvious heat. So much nice sweet, spicy and sour in great balance that I don't care that much.

04-03-2013 04:27:39 | More by laituegonflable
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gatornation

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

02-03-2013 22:01:41 | More by gatornation
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

01-12-2013 04:37:10 | More by Jason
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markbxl

Belgium

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

01-11-2013 20:37:49 | More by markbxl
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

01-10-2013 21:49:25 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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harrymel

Washington

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
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +9.7%

"2010" 750 ml bottle poured into a NB snifter.

A - Pours a light, soft yellow. 1/2-finger head of fluffy, tight, slightly off-white foam quickly falls to fine lace across the surface. Beer is a sunset apricot-orange that's cloudy and mostly opaque. There's a thick column of bubbles rising from middle of the bottom of the glass.

S - Very rich, light caramel and malts. Notes of quite ripe tree fruits like pear, but not sugary sweet. Hints of vanilla and brown sugar. As it warms, a muted tangerine-lemon whiskey appears with just a touch of smooth woodiness. Overall, nose is pretty muted.

T - An incredibly complex mix of caramelized malts, figs, apricots, and caramel-covered Granny Smith apples. Undercurrent of liquor throughout. High ABV is well-hidden, but present in the same way it is in a rich, well-structured wine. Almost becomes a dark fruit brandy as the flavors ride the oaked malts. The thoroughness of the blend almost defies deconstructing it into constituent parts.

M - Fizzy and rather crisp. Exceptionally well-integrated structure. Medium body, on the lighter side, but definitely not thin. Moderate finish that leaves a warm spot in the tummy and non-cloying echoes on the back of the tongue.

O - After reading a review that asked whether a single bottle of beer could really be worth $40, and concluding that it could, I decided this would be the New Year's Eve beverage rather than the traditional champagne. What struck me most about this bottle was how complex the marriage of its flavors are, and how fruit-forward they are without being at all sugary sweet. I'm not sure taking tasting notes on the side of other activities really does this beer justice; it seems to almost demand full, slowly paced concentration to reveal every possible nuance it has to offer. I can't say this is a beer I'll make a point of having again, as its style isn't one I immediately gravitate toward, but without a doubt, this bottle was well-worth experiencing simply because of its exceptional quality and complexity. It would make quite a gift for anyone who truly appreciates an epicurean experience.

01-04-2013 12:08:46 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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TxUltraRunner

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-30-2012 23:19:24 | More by TxUltraRunner
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

12-26-2012 15:17:41 | More by DrunkinYogi
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +2.7%

2008 vintage. I've been storing this one for four years and decides Xmas Eve was as good a time as any to finally open it.

Pours a very cloudy, dark golden amber color with dark orange edges and a two finger white foam head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Vinous aroma with a strong barrel presence that's nicely integrated into the elements of the base beer. Strong toasted oak character along with vanilla, rye whiskey and calvados brandy notes. Pretty complex and similar to an oak aged barley wine with hints of leathery malt, toffee, caramel and dark fruits. Some spicy rye and apple lingering underneath the barrel notes as well as hints of plum, raisin and fig. Very nice!

Medium bodied with surprising amount of carbonation considering it's age and high ABV. As in the aroma, it feels more like a barrel aged old ale/barley wine. Complex barrel character with combination of virgin oak, whiskey and brandy barrel flavors. Toasted and slightly toothpick-y with dry oak, spicy rye whisky, and apple and brandy notes. Zesty spice compliments the spicy rye notes before being countered by sweet and earthy malts, bready yeast and dark fruit sweetness. Strong barrel presence but it doesn't overpower the base with hints of toffee, caramel apple, fig, plum, currants and dark cherries. There's a decent amount of alcohol sweetness and some warmth in the finish but the 13% ABV is pretty well masked. Complex and flavorful but definitely a sipper.

12-25-2012 05:47:22 | More by corby112
Bush Prestige from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
90 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.