Bush Prestige | Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

BA SCORE
89
very good
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
Ratings:
165
Reviews:
76
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
13.09%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
29
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 76
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Photo of FINLANDski_1619
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
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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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of laituegonflable
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of harrymel
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
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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4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

"2010" 750 ml bottle poured into a NB snifter.

A - Pours a light, soft yellow. 1/2-finger head of fluffy, tight, slightly off-white foam quickly falls to fine lace across the surface. Beer is a sunset apricot-orange that's cloudy and mostly opaque. There's a thick column of bubbles rising from middle of the bottom of the glass.

S - Very rich, light caramel and malts. Notes of quite ripe tree fruits like pear, but not sugary sweet. Hints of vanilla and brown sugar. As it warms, a muted tangerine-lemon whiskey appears with just a touch of smooth woodiness. Overall, nose is pretty muted.

T - An incredibly complex mix of caramelized malts, figs, apricots, and caramel-covered Granny Smith apples. Undercurrent of liquor throughout. High ABV is well-hidden, but present in the same way it is in a rich, well-structured wine. Almost becomes a dark fruit brandy as the flavors ride the oaked malts. The thoroughness of the blend almost defies deconstructing it into constituent parts.

M - Fizzy and rather crisp. Exceptionally well-integrated structure. Medium body, on the lighter side, but definitely not thin. Moderate finish that leaves a warm spot in the tummy and non-cloying echoes on the back of the tongue.

O - After reading a review that asked whether a single bottle of beer could really be worth $40, and concluding that it could, I decided this would be the New Year's Eve beverage rather than the traditional champagne. What struck me most about this bottle was how complex the marriage of its flavors are, and how fruit-forward they are without being at all sugary sweet. I'm not sure taking tasting notes on the side of other activities really does this beer justice; it seems to almost demand full, slowly paced concentration to reveal every possible nuance it has to offer. I can't say this is a beer I'll make a point of having again, as its style isn't one I immediately gravitate toward, but without a doubt, this bottle was well-worth experiencing simply because of its exceptional quality and complexity. It would make quite a gift for anyone who truly appreciates an epicurean experience.

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Bush Prestige from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
4.05 out of 5 based on 165 ratings.
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