Bush Prestige | Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

Bush PrestigeBush Prestige
BA SCORE
79.4%
Liked This Beer
4.02 w/ 165 ratings
Bush PrestigeBush Prestige
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

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%."

Added by kmpitz2 on 12-19-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,410
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
165
Liked:
131
Avg:
4.02/5
pDev:
13.18%
Alströms:
3.83
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
29
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of Sammy
4.57/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great aroma, despite alcohol, beautiful head and cloudy orange colour, and a collector bottle. The champagne yeast, citrus orange,oak, yummy. Met my expectations. Thanks Eyuedrinkable, Radekfest 05 sample 29. Worth seeking out, this is in the top 1% of my reviews.

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Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

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Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of brentk56
4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with lots of yeast in suspension from the get-go despite resting the bottle for a considerable period of time; the foamy, fizzy head builds and drops quickly without much sticking to sides of the chalice

Smell: Rich, complex caramel malt aromas dominate, with toffee, pears, apricots, green apples, golden raisins, vanilla, oak and plenty of fusel alcohol wafting up

Taste: Starts out with fruit flavors of pear and apricot, that are quickly joined by the toffee and vanilla elements with alcohol forward; after the swallow, the bourbon elements arrive and complement rather than dominate the earlier, more delicate flavors; the finish is long and flavorful

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with considerable foaming that goes on within the mouth; hot finish - 13%

Drinkability: Definitely a beer to sip and contemplate; quite a concoction

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty yellow color ale with loads of sediment and a large pure white head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sweet Belgian malt with notes of light toffee and some dry astringent oak. Taste is quite complex with some sweet apples notes, some sweet Belgian malt, light warming alcohol dry astringent oak. Very complex but still enjoyable and quite easily drinkable. Body is full with limited filtration and great carbonation with minimal alcohol. Very well done but not sure I would have this very often considering the price tag.

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Photo of largadeer
3.21/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Turbid orange with tons of floaties and sediment. Not actually an attractive beer, but the head retention is excellent (no lace whatsoever though).

Smell: Heavy on the caramel and vanilla with some fruity undertones. Alcohol is present as well, providing a bit of sting.

Taste & mouthfeel: Fruit (apple and pear), mild caramel sweetness and plenty of oaky notes. Medium-bodied with fine champagne-like carbonation. The finish is dry and boozy as hell, making me wonder how harsh this stuff must've been before it was aged. After half a glass the alcohol really starts to take over the palate, drowning out the rest of the flavors. Quite a letdown from the pleasant aroma.

Notes: Gets a little better as it warms, but the astringent alcohol flavor makes this mediocre at best.

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of jlindros
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of dcmchew
4.68/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden to coppery, opaque. Foam build up fast, not a lot though. Decent lacing.
Smells of ripe fruit, peach, honey, flowers and raisin, and there's a also a light sourness.
From the first sip my mind goes straight to sherry/brandy. Big complex fruitiness, with lots of sour and sweet cherries, red forest berries, with green apple like acidity, mild citrus (tangerines, blood oranges), white grape and sweet yellow pear. The Bush brews are usually exaggerated in their sweetness, but i found this one surprisingly balanced.
The malts are grainy in the back, and with lots of caramel up front, but again, not exceedingly sweet. Nice hints of vanilla, honey and some floral notes. The hops are green and herbal in the finish, providing a mild bitterness, just enough.
But it's not the bitterness lingering in the aftertaste, but the booze. This is the only problem with this one, the booziness is a bit too much, hard to be hidden with the given acidity and quite a fizzy carbonation. Still, the alcohol doesn't feel medical, but nice, warm and noble like in a good whisky, given the big barrely notes, with oak, dry wood and a light peat smokiness.
Even considering this one a sipper, the alcohol still seems a bit "not in its place", so i can't consider this one an imaculate 5. Still, beautiful.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of ZEB89
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Slatetank
4.34/5  rDev +8%
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.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of GClarkage
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

That's a big bottle. hazy, rusty, orange pour. Bottle fermentation has done its work. Creamy head, mostly tight bubbles with the occaisional big burp. Floaties.
Aroma of fruit skin. Apples, pear, some white grapes, a good dose of bread, too. A slight twinge towards the back. Spices?
Taste is more of darker fruit, but not all that dark. Red plum, raisin, some orange essence. Bready. Seems very light. Good carbonation. Easy drinking for the abv. Not my style though.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Bush Prestige from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
Beer rating: 79.4% out of 100 with 165 ratings
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