Bush De Charmes
Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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Style:
Strong Ale - Belgian Pale
ABV:
10.5%
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Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 11.52%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
9
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bushbeer75 from Michigan

4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

25.4 oz brown bottle - corked and caged - Cuvee Speciale 2014

Bush Prestige de Charmes has a gold colored body and atop sat a generous 2-finger white bubbly head that reduced to a narrow collar of foam. Fine carbonation bubbles rushed to the top of my chalice. Aromas of white fruit; peach, apple, pear, white grape and a little citrus and flowery. The flavor matches the nose but adds a bready yeast and sweetness to the taste. There also is a wine like fruit taste. - chardonnay comes to mind. Mouth feel is high-medium with a little prickly carbonation. The finish is dry and a little wine like.

Bush Prestige de Charmes is a very good barrel aged Belgian Strong Pale Ale. The ale is complex, balanced and flavorful. Goes well with shrimp cocktail.

Jun 18, 2019
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josanguapo from Spain

3.06/5  rDev -25%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From cervezasespeciales. Fine, but the barrel notes, without being excessive, ttake too much protagonis and hide the belgian strong pale notes. Alcohol affects head a bit too much for such abv

May 27, 2018
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superspak from Michigan

4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/17/2014. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep golden/yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lemon, peach, pear, apricot, red apple, white grape, melon, berry, orange, citrus peel, white wine, peppercorn, toasted oak, vanilla, hay, herbal, floral, grass, honey, candi sugar, cracker, and white bread; with light notes of musty funk, banana, bubblegum, clove, and yeast/oak earthiness. Touch of wine barrel booze in the aromas as it warms. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, white wine barrels, candi sugar, pale malt, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of huge lemon, peach, pear, apricot, red apple, white grape, melon, berry, orange, citrus peel, white wine, peppercorn, toasted oak, vanilla, hay, herbal, floral, grass, honey, candi sugar, cracker, and white bread; with light notes of musty funk, banana, bubblegum, clove, and yeast/oak earthiness. Moderate peppery yeast spiciness, herbal/grassy bitterness, and light wine/oak tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, peach, pear, apricot, red apple, white grape, melon, berry, orange, citrus peel, white wine, peppercorn, toasted oak, vanilla, hay, herbal, floral, grass, honey, candi sugar, cracker, white bread, light funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, white wine barrels, candi sugar, pale malt, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness, wine/oak tang/tartness, and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is fairly well hidden; a mildly increasing warmth of 10.5%, with a bit of barrel booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an incredible barrel aged Belgian strong pale ale! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, white wine barrels, candi sugar, pale malt, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink for the big ABV, with the modestly bitter/spicy/drying finish. Amazing levels of perfectly balanced complexity from yeast and white wine barrels; great malt backing without being sweet/heavy feeling. Well attenuated and spot on for the style. A highly enjoyable offering.

Oct 28, 2017
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Phyl21ca from Canada

4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty golden color ale with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of candi sugar with some vinous notes and some light oak notes. Taste is a mix of sweet Belgium malt offset by some grapes and vinous notes with some residual sugar notes with some oak which add some dryer notes. Body is full with great carbonation. Rich complex beer with wine barrel balancing some of the richness.

May 07, 2017
Bush De Charmes from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 9 ratings