Bush Prestige | Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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4.02/5
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166 Ratings
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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:
#4,709
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
166
pDev:
13.18%
Bros Score:
3.83
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
30
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 166 |  Reviews: 76
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 jaydoc
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Burt
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of FINLANDski_1619
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This a "Ale aged in oak barrel".
Has a brilliant color, with tint of ruby amber but more of a gold color to the appearance.
H: two and half fingers, medium lasting. I think it does have a nice pillowey head for little bit.
A: smell the oak cask with hint of nice earthy tones.
F: richness in mouth fell, with a nice overtone balance.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of msubulldog25
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of tom10101
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Atomicskis5
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of tadmuchowski
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Adamostella
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of PHBoiler
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of egrace84
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of campfirebrew
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of msondel
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of thegerm87
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of AlkaholTester
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of laituegonflable
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a burnished copper colour, head of small bubbles but retaining well. Yeah, good.

Smells quite bretty and funky. Fair bready yeast character as well with notes of lime, pineapple and currants. Earthy at times as well, with a good amount of tartness. Nice.

Wow, taste is more like a perry. Seriously, pear, apple, a touch of vanilla and raspberry and a big gulp of cinnamon. Funky barnyard sort of rounds it out and adds a richness to the pleasant mélange of sweet/sour/spicy. Fascinating, and delicious palate.

Bit boozey hot, unfortunately, and quite noticeably. A shame. Decent body though.

Really enjoying this, in spite of the obvious heat. So much nice sweet, spicy and sour in great balance that I don't care that much.

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Photo of gatornation
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of markbxl
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of harrymel
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Vintage 2011 - 50% off made this $25 bones.

Golden apricot with plenty of floaties that result in an obviously uber-bubbly beer. Solid sheet of light cream foam. Booze, apple, pear, light loose malt, co2, a little touch of tart smell. Sweet malts, some booze, vanilla, metal, some light pear (asian), some bitterness, some yeast. Medium on thin with hi carb and a wet and warm finish. I'm disappointed to say the least based on the pride/price of this one. It's got no real apparent flaws, but nothing to really set it apart.

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Bush Prestige from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 166 ratings
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