Bush Ambrée | Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

BA SCORE
86
very good
665 Ratings
Bush AmbréeBush Ambrée
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
Belgium
br-dubuisson.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 09-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
665
Reviews:
416
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
14.84%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
62
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 665 |  Reviews: 416
Photo of Campodog
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mitchellrhen
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dzu
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Gorgeous,transparent amber colour.
S: Compleax aroma with notes of dark friuts.
T: Roasted malt, caramel and citrus.
F: Weak bitterness and a little boozy but also smotth and oily.
O: Wery good in start but too boozy in finish.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber, clear very bright, with a very thin white foam head. Aroma is great, fruity, alcoholic, yeasty, smells like a christmas fruitcake. Taste is similar, strong, spicy, fruity, bready, very nice. Medium body with high carbonation. Great beer, and very good price in Mexico.

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Photo of Carolvs
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lipa
4.67/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dar482
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a medium to deep amber color.

The aroma offers spice, huge caramel sweetness, white raisin.

The beer intensely alcoholic, with it shooting up the nostrils. Caramel sweetness slightly balances it, with lively carbonation, phenolic notes through.

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Photo of MatthewWalters
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MrDell
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KJ2013
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beejay
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Got this beer to celebrate my first successful lighting of a show in an HD TV Studio. Bought before we started rolling, while letting it chill in my trunk in the cool fall weather. Cheers to Hamlet.

A: Medium brown with orange at the edges, clear. With a fairly large amount of ff white head.

S: Lovely. Nice fruit peaches, apricot, perhaps a touch of pineapple or tangerine. There is a syrupy aroma in the finish that I rather like. Smells awesome.

T: Taste follows aroma, tons of fruit with a nice syrupy sweetness, a touch of spice, and the finish is fairly boozy. Not amazing, but certainly good.

M: Medium, but edging towards medium thick. Carbonation is very active, and a dry finish.

O: Fine work. "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."

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Photo of Jaisell
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bruno74200
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NilocRellim
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Bright orange color. Light fruity maybe a bit of malt. Banana notes and a lil boozy. Boozy, sweet fruity caramel and balanced. Big and intense.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

My apologogies for the length of this review, but it's been a while since my last one and I'm feeling a bit lippy. Not to mention there's a lot to notice here (even if I'm not a huge fan of all of it).

Crystal clear, deep, bright amber on first glance. Upon closer inspection, the finest yeast haze I've seen to date (but nowhere near as much yeast as other reviewers have seen). Still, if it weren't for the low-medium retention, fine, light tan head, I'd have a hard time distinguishing it from some sort of brown spirit. Yeasty, phenolic, faint Band Aid aromas after cap is popped. Once in glass, takes on a more mild vinegar, strong dark fruit odor. Not as strong as in other big Belgian brews. If there's any booze on the nose, I couldn't parse it out. Either way, very enticing. Alcohol is much more prominent to the taste, as is to be expected from 12 ABV. With other flavor qualities, again, reminiscent of a brown spirit. Other than that, which is ever-present but strongest in the back, it's an incredibly well-balanced beer. Not too tart, not too fruity, not too sweet, not too spicy, a faint bitterness/menthol in the finish. And true to the style. There's an apple-like aftertaste that I almost didn't notice. Lighter end of full-bodied, watery, with lots of fine, sudsy carbonation, a wetter finish, and just a little warmth to the palate, much less than one might expect for the ABVs. Overall, deceptively drinkable. Had one beer before this and have been writing this review for more than a half hour but I don't feel even remotely buzzed yet for some reason. Maybe it's because I'm at the same time banging my head to some old school heavy metal.

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Photo of der_meister
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenBreeg
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of watchnerd
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RMentair
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keegan
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nemma
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CurtisD
3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rulisekmartin
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Alexander_Kim
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bush Ambrée from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
3.84 out of 5 based on 665 ratings.
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