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Bush Blonde - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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Bush BlondeBush Blonde

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BA SCORE
81
good

43 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 43
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.77%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 05-10-2003)
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Reviews by Julien:
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Julien


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

02-25-2012 14:26:42 | More by Julien
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Satyr179

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

03-09-2013 09:53:04 | More by Satyr179
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Keegan

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

07-15-2012 18:20:43 | More by Keegan
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3.05/5  rDev -13.4%

First of all, i can't believe i'm the first BA to rate this beer, second of all, i have no idae what the (USA-??) means. ON to the beer.
Yeasty, alchol in the aroma, some lightly spicy notes aswell. Palate is sweetish, warming, lightly spicy and yeasty, with a warming alcohol finish, manages to stay well balanced considering the ABV.

05-10-2003 07:46:07 | More by rastaman
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mattfancett

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-27-2014 08:57:33 | More by mattfancett
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3/5  rDev -14.8%

05-09-2013 12:28:45 | More by Ciocanelu
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philipquarles

Connecticut

2.4/5  rDev -31.8%

On tap at the Delirium Taphouse in Brussels.

Poured into a weizen glass of all things.

Huge white head initially, but disappeared almost instantly. Little to no lacing. The beer itself is a straw-yellow, like any other Belgian pale.

Smell is all sugar and alcohol. This doesn't bode well for the taste. Slightly fruity, but it's very overpowered.

Taste is as expected. Very sweet with lots of alcohol present. A bit of hoppiness as it goes down, but hard to detect. Really just dominated by sugar.

Mouthfeel is actually okay. Nothing special, but not too thin and watery.

Drinkability is not good at all. Way too sweet and too much alcohol to drink more than one in a sitting. I probably won't have more than one period.

07-06-2008 19:22:27 | More by philipquarles
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ToolHead

Denmark

3.28/5  rDev -6.8%

25 cl bottle, served in Gouden Carolus chalice.
Pale, hazy gold w/ plenty of sediment floating about. OK head w/ decent retention. Light, flowery, somewhat anonymous aroma. Taste is delicately fruity at first but is quickly dominated by the alcohol, although it never gets as sweet and cloying as the 12% Bush. Firm, warming finish. Decent drinkability, considering the strength.

01-25-2004 18:47:37 | More by ToolHead
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Coren

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

10-17-2013 13:57:04 | More by Coren
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desint

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-24-2013 11:55:39 | More by desint
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Kulrak

Australia

4.4/5  rDev +25%

Pours a sort of cloudy gold color with some flakes of what I assume is sediment floating in it. Nice tiny-bubble foamy head. Has a citrusy and somewhat floral aroma to it. Very sweet smelling. The taste is very sweet and a little citrusy as well. A little estery as well, slight banana taste. Very pleasant. Very creamy and full mouthfeel. All in all, an excellent belgian ale and a superb beer. I don't know that I'll get another as I paid $9 for this one, but it's a damn good beer anyhow.

04-19-2006 12:01:26 | More by Kulrak
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Beer-Ed

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

02-17-2014 18:04:02 | More by Beer-Ed
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.53/5  rDev +0.3%

This 25cl brown bottle with its posh gold topage has been sat in my garage for over a year. I moved it to my fridge three days ago. I was horrified to discover it was out of date, I should have drunk it before 27 July 2007. Never mind it is only a couple of months.

The bottom of the beer (while still in the bottle) had a scummy cloud moving about, I tried to keep its movement to a minimum, but particles floated upwards even before I even opened it.

I poured it into my huge 'Judas' glass, as I wasn't sure how emotional the beer would be after being released. I poured it as slowly as i could to try and prevent too much sediment hitting the glass. I did a fairly good job, but no head appeared at all, just a very thin collar around the glass.

The colour was light orange, blood grapefruit skin, if you like. Only a little cloudy, but I did pour slowly remember. It didn't look very appetising at all.

The aroma was all yeast and alcohol, cooking apples mixed in.

Taste is better than I was expecting, sour and very alcoholic. Plenty of life even though there was no head.

Of course the alcohol stays in the mouthfeel, but so does the sourness, this is a better beer than it looks.

Even though the taste is good, I also drink with my eyes. When you consider other beers within this style (Duvel etc) and how beautiful they can look with their large heads and golden bodies, this just doesn't come up to the picture my eyes want to see.

09-18-2007 19:06:21 | More by BlackHaddock
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ThaCreep

Belgium

2.1/5  rDev -40.3%

The nose, unlike the Bush Amber, does not relieve by aromas of caramel and honey, but is rather very floral. But as the Bush Amber, one feels, and we taste a strong presence alcoholic who comes impede the pleasure of tasting. However, it is more digestible and lighter than its big sister but she is far from being interesting in terms of flavor.

01-02-2010 13:31:53 | More by ThaCreep
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Jose9e

Netherlands

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

01-06-2014 20:32:38 | More by Jose9e
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DaveR514

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-16-2014 19:52:34 | More by DaveR514
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Absumaster

Netherlands

2.78/5  rDev -21%

This beer is orange with a good amount of carbonation and a thick head.

Smell is yeasty with some bready and biscuity smells. The maltiness is big and has some caramellic, candi sugar notes. The yeast gives some marmelade and spicy notes. In the end I get some earthy hoppiness.

Taste is wort-like with a sickening sweet, syrupy fullness. Alcohol is burning and there is not enough carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky and puts a sweet and sticky malt layer on my tongue. Yeast gives a spicy touch and reminds me of cloves. Don't know what went wrong here, but I don't like it.

03-17-2007 13:21:51 | More by Absumaster
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -14.8%

12-30-2011 07:02:10 | More by ygtbsm94
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GreenCard

Oregon

3.1/5  rDev -11.9%

Appearance: pale gold, some floaties, a very thin layer of white foam with an island of suds in the center

Aroma: malty sweet, cotton candy, honey, almond extract, twinge of herbal hops, alcohol

Flavor: mild sweetness, peppery alcohol, mild hop flavor, sweetness balanced against alcohol rather than hop bitterness, finishes surprisingly dry, light spice, some hops in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: medium body, very fine carbonation, alcohol warmth without burn

Overall Impression: I'm not the biggest fan of the high ABV beers. Not something I drink very often. This ones OK, though. I'm always impressed when a high ABV is pulled off without leaving a burning sensation in the throat.

02-13-2004 19:48:57 | More by GreenCard
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +19.3%

A gift from a friend of mine who regularly goes to Belgium.

Very cloudy (murky, even) with a very thin head; no lace; golden color.

Strong alcohol presence, but clean smell. Think double pilsner without any hop bite.

Very high alcohol and very smooth flavor. The body is not as thick as I'd expect but it is still impressive. This is well balanced although I cannot detect any discernible hop.

This is an extremely disceptive beer--one can tell there is a lot of alcohol, but it is very soft. This makes this beer easily drinkable and satisfying.

08-18-2007 01:15:03 | More by smcolw
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BelgianBeerPope

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-13-2013 14:01:43 | More by BelgianBeerPope
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deeplennon

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +13.1%

Beautiful golden pale in the glass. Aroma is alcoholy as one would expect from the 10.5% but with some spice and sweet.

Mouthfeel is about as soft as they come, very nice feel. The alcohol hits the tongue pretty fast but isn't that overpowering for it's strength. Very dry, reminds of a supercharged duvel. Infinitely less malt character than the barleywine-esque bush ambree, which is nice.

A higher rating is held back to do dominance of alcohol in aroma and taste making it lack overall complexity, but that's gonna happen with 10.5% abv. Beer serves a purpose though and carves out it's own niche. Biggest shame is that it comes in such a small (8.4oz) bottle.

07-28-2007 02:32:52 | More by deeplennon
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Appearance: Golden, effervescent; no head; slightly cloudy

Aroma: Honey; citrus; dried fruit, maybe figs

Taste: Juicy malt on start; citrusy mid-notes with a vinous, very slight bitter finish; very smooth

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

06-15-2013 12:03:20 | More by IchLiebeBier
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BrewMaster

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

This beer was consumed on the terrace at La Cervoise in Mons, Belgium.

Appearance: Pours a golden orange with light tan and swirly head. Decent lacing left on the glass.

Smell: Light malty aroma, leather, and floral undertones. Definate strong alcohol scent.

Taste: Spritzy, malty, floral with a bready and sour middle. There is a strong alcohol flavor (not well hidden at all) and a light candy sugar and caramel aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Sticky and over carbonated.

Drinkability: Readily drinkable and good, but I think this beer would be better if they shot for lower ABV. This beer doesn't really handle the 10% well.

07-01-2005 16:27:03 | More by BrewMaster
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koolk

Australia

3.53/5  rDev +0.3%

Blonde in colour (duh!) with a loosely formed head that lasts till the end.

Nose is sweet and contains spicy malt and a serious wiff of alcohol. Nice, but a little thin.

Palate is representative of the aromas. Sweet then sharp taste with only light flavours are totally overrun by the overly alcoholic flavours.

This beer seems to have 10% alco/v for the sake of having 10% alco/v. Not a beer that is easy to drink nor enjoy. Disapointing.

12-31-2003 23:43:17 | More by koolk
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Bush Blonde from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
81 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.