Bush Prestige
Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
Ranked #29
Ranked #9,522
4.03 | pDev: 13.15%
Jun 02, 2022
Dec 19, 2004
"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%."
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Rated by igl from Russian Federation

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
looks like a strong oud bruin
Jun 02, 2022
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Reviewed by mmilyko from Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Although the style and the brewer are both favorites of mine, the $40 price tag always put me off. My son in law was nice enough to damn the torpedoes and give it to me for Christmas last year. Ok, now I have the dilema of when is the proper time to open up a $40 bottle of beer. This was a super hot summer here in Nevada, and I recently decided to shave off my beard, which I've had for quite a while. A momentus occasion, so I figured let's open up the Prestige. Well worth the wait. My bottle was 2010 vintage and delicious. Complex flavors, oak barrel aged subtleties, and I've always felt brewers who can make 13.5% ABV an afterthought really know their stuff. Thank you Scaldis, and thank you Nathan. I suggest buying one, putting it on a shelf, and saving it for a special occasion, whenever and whatever that may be.
Aug 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750 ml "champagne" bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Deep golden to amber colour, moderate head. Lovely vinous aroma with notes of oak, fruit and berries. The flavour is also pleasantly oaky and fruity, with a "refreshing" touch which is quite astonishing for a 13% ABV beer. Well, you get an idea that this is a strong beer, but not as strong as it actually is. It is not too sweet, and the aftertaste is moderately spicy. A great beer!
Feb 25, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Feb 19, 2019
Rated: 4 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Jan 06, 2019
Rated: 4 by heysuz from Indiana

Jan 06, 2019
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: pours amber with a light copper tint under a thin 1/2" white head with fair to poor retention

S: smells like peach, stone fruit, alcohol, light caramel, and citrus with a faint hint of tobacco, light grape, white wine and vanilla

T: Lightly sweetened alcohol and peach lead the flavors drying on the finish with moderately bitter hops and some lightly astringent oak tannins. There is some light caramel flavor, peach skin, coconut and light nuts.

F: medium body and carbonation, moderate alcohol warming

O: a big, well balanced beer that handles its 13.0% alcohol by volume deceptively well
Feb 03, 2018
Rated: 4.45 by Can_has_beer from Texas

Dec 26, 2017
Rated: 3.62 by desint from Belgium

Jul 04, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by prost2hefeweizen from Oklahoma

May 22, 2017
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Reviewed by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
thanks to my brother for this bottle a gift from Christmas -2013 edition cellared for a couple years

The color is a medium amber with good clarity and thick cream with fine beading. The smell is fruity and has a slight vinous accent with hint of wood in the nose. The feel is great - so smooth for a 13%, the aging probably helped yet moderately high carbonation gives an impression of dryness and levity with mild sweetness and slight woody texture in the back as it finishes on the dry side.

The taste is very good -slight stone fruit in the yeast flavor with a light cherry element and nutty toast quality from the barrel with a slight sweetness in the malt with mild alcohol in the flavor, it is almost undetectable. I really enjoyed this strong pale, I would be interested in trying a fresh one if it is still being brewed and bottled.
Oct 17, 2016
Rated: 3.78 by Jkolls from Ohio

Jul 11, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by Jcarriglio from Florida

May 05, 2016
Rated: 4.84 by zachthelaxer93 from South Carolina

May 05, 2016
Rated: 3 by Dominic_Decoco from New Jersey

Jan 10, 2016
Rated: 4 by BabaBeer from California

Dec 08, 2015
Rated: 4.03 by CJNAPS from California

Oct 24, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by byronic from Canada (ON)

Oct 13, 2015
Rated: 2.98 by hickmancase from California

Oct 06, 2015
Rated: 3.7 by AWA from California

May 28, 2015
Bush Prestige from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 173 ratings