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Bush Prestige - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

148 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 21
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
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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Photo of rjpetrizzo
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of thierrynantes
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer bottle (75 cl.) purchased from Le Souffleur de bières, and tasted in 2012.

Appearance : orange amber color, with white foamy head (not persistent).
Smell : whisky and oak barrels aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : sweet and spicy flavors, with warming malt and alcohol finish.
Drinkability : a very good beer in the style Belgian strong pale ale.
drink at cellar t°.

Photo of groetman
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of brendaniel
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of rodenbach99
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml brown bottle shared with Patrick, Boul, Julien and Pierre-Luc. Best before 2015. Nice copper-amber beer without foam. Smell: vinous and oaky nose. The fruity esters are appealing. Sweet taste of oak. The afetertaste is long and sweet. This beer is suprisingly drinkable for its 13 degrees.

Photo of wisrarebeer
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: lighter copper colored beer with many particles in suspension, very little head that dissipated
S: mild nose with deep rounded and matured qualities, almost single malt whiskey-like
T: incredible smooth and warming, deep malt with pronounced backbone of oak aging, some EtOH but not a lot, hints of marmalade
M: very mellow with good rounded mouthfeel, warming EtOH

Photo of Codytucker13
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of Tamarack22
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of ygtbsm94
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of FreshHawk
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of mdillon86
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of bob727
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of JRod1969
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this beer just by chance. I didn't know what it was or anything about it. I took it to my friends house last night and opened in a celebration of the Bruins Stanley Cup win. My friend being the Bruins fan out of the two of us was very appreciative. Popped the cork and gave it a pour. The beer came out as a cloudy reddish orange color. The head and lacing were pretty good for a beer with this high of an ABV. The smell of the beer is heavily scented with oak, the barrel aging is definitely there. The taste brings the oak tartness onto the tongue also. There is some subtle cherry flavors in there and Belgian yeast also. The mouthfeel of the beer was pretty smooth not much of an alcohol burn at all. Overall this beer was very pricey, it was good but not worth the amount I paid. Thats the luck of the draw though.

Photo of jwinship83
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

wow, i cant believe its time to crack this $45 bottle that isnt bourbon county rare. drank to celebrate a promotion at work. drank from my duvel tulip. 2010 vintage.

A- the pour seems a bit dark from a belgian pale ale. a lightly hazy dark amber colored body with a thick light khaki colored head on top. the head lasts for a very long time and leaves behind a solid wall of lacing. very nice for something this big.

S- the first thing i notice about the smell is the lack of alcohol. very mild smelling for something this big and bad. after that i pick up some vinous notes and light fruit. raisins, cherries, plums, grapes and apples. none of them seem too dominant. light belgian yeast. i cant find much if any evidence of oak barrels.

T- the alcohol i couldnt smell comes to the front of the taste. its still nothing too intense for a slow sipper like this. after that i get some of the fruits i could smell. apple, cherry, white grape, raisins, and plums. cherry seems the strongest, followed by grapes. a little bit of the oaken barrel sneaks through. nice and vinous. earthy hops at the end.

M- the body is a solid medium and very sticky. palate coating with a long lasting aftertaste. moderate warming from the alcohol which is acceptable for something this big.

O- overall, i dont think this beer was worth the price. glad to have tried it, but i wont be getting it again. id love to have a glass on tap if i can find one.

Photo of jlindros
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Matt C. for this generous share.

Pasty white light head with fluffy lacing, hazy yeast dark raspberry syrupy reddish brown color.

Nose nice fruity tart sour fruit, can't put a finger on the fruit, light red wine, a nice Belgian pale malt and yeast,

Taste is nice, light Belgian pale strong ale, nice Belgian malts, nice light tart wine flavor, light oakbarrel, light grape, musty, fruits, light booze, light bitterness from grape seeds, finish is more bitter light sticky and tart, drier, some lingering grape flavors, light Belgian malts. Booze is hidden well too.

Mouth is med bodied with good carb.

Overall pretty good, the Belgian malts and yeast blended well with the wine and oak barrel flavors, and light tart grape flavors.

Photo of cbutova
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Murky apple cider brown with a small white ring, no head really. Small lace and legs.

S- Woody with big oak and caramel. Dry light fruit hint.

T- Big caramel and tart dry green apple. Vanilla from the wood. Big oak and some dark fruit.

MF- Lighter highly carbonated with a somewhat oily and creamy feel. Not warm at all from alcohol.

DB- Alcohol very well hidden in a flavorful, interesting beer. The fruit is a nice compliment to the oak and caramel.

Photo of bark
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Vintage 2008.

The liquid is cloudy, the colour pale brown. The low head is beige.

The smell is sour-sweet. Notes of honey, raisins, Port wine. It is very elegant.

The grand taste is sour-ish and sweet. Honey. Strong notes of raisins. Nuts. Balanced and exclusive.

The carbonation is light. The liquid is a bit thick.

A great dessert beer, this one!

Photo of ShadesOfGray
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a funny looking 750ml bottle into my tasting snifter. $50 a bottle! Yikes...thanks to my brother-in-law Damon for bringing this to the table! Pours a hazy, apricot looking amber color. TONS of floaties in this beer! A very nice size creamy, yet fizzy white head forms...decent retention...but dissipates to a creamy rim. Doesn't leave much of a lacing...what's left is quick sliding. Appearance resembles a carbonated apple cider.

Aroma is wonderful! Tons of ripe and sweet fruits. Apple, banana, pear, malts, slight booze(surprisingly-expected to be a bit boozier in the nose).

Flavor is kind of a drop off from the flavor. Definitely a good taste, but nowhere as fruit forward as the nose. From what's noticable, some pear, apple, malts, wheat, yeast... I'd have to say, this is a very decent beer...but not a $50 bottle to say the least. I'd drink it again, but not at this price. Mouthfeel is medium, carbonation is medium to high. Booze isn't strong, again...surprisingly. Glad I got the chance to try it!

Photo of femALEist
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Scaldis Prestigede Nuits is Scaldis Noel beer aged for 6 months in burgundy barrels from the St. George Vineyard. It was a pretty fantastic beer, although I didn't think it was worth $50 a bottle, or $45, with the 10% off any beer that was offered to us at the tasting. I would buy it if it was in the mid twenties price range though, as there are in my opinion really great beers for around that price on the market. It tasted a bit wild, a hint of sourness (mmm Brett!) with port flavors that lingered on the tongue with a great balance of caramel- not too overwhelmingly sweet.

Photo of jampics2
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Photo of nickd717
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Bush Prestige from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
90 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.