Bush Prestige
Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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From:
Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
 
Belgium
Style:
Strong Ale - Belgian Pale
Ranked #26
ABV:
13%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,646
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 13.15%
Ratings:
172
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 01, 2021
Added:
Dec 19, 2004
Wants:
  34
Gots:
  30
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: "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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Photo of mmilyko
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by mmilyko from Nevada

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
Photo of Sigmund
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Sigmund from Norway

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
 
3.5 by djrn2 from New Jersey on Feb 19, 2019
 
4 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Jan 06, 2019
 
4 by heysuz from Indiana on Jan 06, 2019
Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by pat61 from Minnesota

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
 
4.45 by Can_has_beer from Texas on Dec 26, 2017
 
3.62 by desint from Belgium on Jul 04, 2017
 
3.85 by prost2hefeweizen from Oklahoma on May 22, 2017
Photo of Slatetank
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

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
 
3.78 by Jkolls from Ohio on Jul 11, 2016
 
3.99 by Jcarriglio from Florida on May 05, 2016
 
4.84 by zachthelaxer93 from South Carolina on May 05, 2016
 
3 by Dominic_Decoco from New Jersey on Jan 10, 2016
 
4 by BabaBeer from California on Dec 08, 2015
 
4.03 by CJNAPS from California on Oct 24, 2015
 
3.85 by byronic from Canada (ON) on Oct 13, 2015
 
2.98 by hickmancase from California on Oct 06, 2015
 
3.7 by AWA from California on May 28, 2015
 
4.03 by wethorseblanket from California on May 20, 2015
Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by coltonbrimhall from New Mexico

- looks like murky mud water but inviting
- smell is very fruity, white grape scents
- alot of oak and white grape notes, some mellow yeast is noticable. sweet
- most smooth and balanced beer i have had to date
- overall not the flavor i look for in beer but one of the top crafted and complex beers i have had, one of the best for this style

May 07, 2015
 
4.24 by Ciocanelu from Romania on Apr 18, 2015
 
3.91 by leitmotif from Romania on Apr 18, 2015
 
3.63 by gaesori from Korea (South) on Mar 15, 2015
Photo of HattedClassic
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by HattedClassic from Virginia

The beer pours a very bubbly head that is slightly off white with a very light shade of orange. The beer itself is a slightly hazy deep orange beer with slight brown notes. The beer smell is very fruity with strong oak vanilla notes. The smell also has white grape notes with slightly strong alcohol notes (Beer was aged for one year in poor conditions.). The taste resembles a very fruity sparkling wine. The taste has the acidic white grape and oak as well as vanilla notes make a very strong appearance. The taste also has a sour apple flavor it as well. The mouthfeel is smooth with biting carbonation. Medium bodied but on the lighter side. Overall, a very good beer even though it has a strong resemblance to sparkling wine.

Oct 17, 2014
 
4 by krome from Illinois on Oct 12, 2014
 
4 by jgunther71 from Illinois on Oct 12, 2014
 
3.75 by zestar from California on Sep 17, 2014
 
3.5 by EB1 from California on Sep 14, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
by UCLABrewN84 from California

2011 vintage.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, vanilla, wood, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, toffee, vanilla, wood, and slight butter flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with really nice wood aged characteristics all around.

Serving type: bottle.

Sep 01, 2014
 
3.96 by Jocelynclonts from Kansas on Aug 30, 2014
 
4.25 by afsdan from Colorado on Aug 27, 2014
 
3.55 by mattfancett from England on Aug 27, 2014
 
4.25 by MarkyMOD from Colorado on Aug 21, 2014
 
4 by jakewatt135 from Oregon on Aug 11, 2014
 
4.25 by shelby415 from Oregon on Aug 10, 2014
 
4 by BARFLYB from Pennsylvania on Aug 09, 2014
 
3.5 by memphischas from Tennessee on Jul 29, 2014
 
3.5 by Danny1217 from Florida on Jul 21, 2014
Bush Prestige from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 172 ratings