Bush Blonde | Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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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): 10.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 05-10-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
12.78%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dzu
4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 0.33 l bottle into tulip.
L: Light amber with a massive white foam head.
S: Oranges, banana, caramel.
T: Sweety and spicy, apples and pears. A little bit boozy in the end.
F: Tight body and high carbonation.
O: Undarrated fruity bspa.

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Photo of The_Bujon
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of my favourites Bush Blonde on sale in local supermarket for £2 per bottle, so snapped up a crate!

The beer looks a silky smooth hazy amber body, topped with a small foamy head, which does dissipate rapidly to leave a light coating.

This brew does have a very inviting aroma, a good mix of both fresh and malty fruits, think of a sweet fig.

Taste is great, you get that mixed flavour, and a very lingering hit of an aftertaste due to the gutsy 10.5% abv.

The feel is a touch on the effervescent side, but the balance allows for it.

This beer works, and has to be ranked highly. Not many 10.5% abv brews have you reaching for another....and another....and another!

A bush in the mush is worth 3 in the hand.

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Photo of Bombelsky
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden clear. Frothy head, 2 fingers tall not persisitng good lacing.
High Aroma of esters (peaches, pears & oranges) , some phenols perfumy notes.

High malt sweetness is cloying a mouth.
Low bitterness not enough to balance sweetness, moderate spicy peppery, alcohol

Medium body. Medium carbonation
Oily spicy. Finish is medium dry and very alcoholic. Warm with some sweetness getting into a finish.

L. 3.5
A. 4
F. 3.5
P. 4
Ov. 3.75

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Photo of mishi_d
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
3.13/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Review: 33cl bottle of Bush Blonde: ABV: 10.5%

The Bush Blonde, on the go since 1988, and introduced by Hugues Dubuisson on the 65th anniversary of the Bush Ambrée launched by his grandfather, Alfred. Considered to be one of the strongest beers from Belgium coming in at an alcoholic volume of 10.5%

A lot, and I mean a lot, of gas on the pour, a bit of a mess truth been told. Full of carbonation, resulting in a massive head and a beer that took a long time to settle.

It also was very murky looking, a lot of sediment in the bottom of the glass floating around, which looked a bit worrying and not at all appetizing.

Head does die eventually to leave a small but decent looking head that maintains, and an orange looking beer. Minimal lacing.

Overall, it looks terrible! One of the worst I have seen.

On the nose get a strong citrus and fruity smell.

Taste: initial taste, it was fucking horrible, a harsh alcohol taste, but once it settles down and I settled down myself from the shock, it is actually not too bad. Smooth enough for a 10% beer
Can feel the alcohol alright but quaffable enough and not overpowering, not hoppy

Smooth enough, all things considering (all the carbonation)
Not hoppy. No bitter tastes. Yeah not bad
A lot of sweet malts, some sweet fruits, and yeast.

Overall this beer tastes a million times better than it looks, and after you get over the initial hit of all the strong smells and taste, it eventually is a beer to savour.

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Photo of thatsmyspot
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrDell
4.12/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yaron73
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bottle at "Elephant Belgian Pub" in Warsaw.

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Photo of qrazvan
3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A beer that it's easier to drink than many Belgian strong ales, hiding somehow the strong alcohol inside.

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Yoann
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jonmikel
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into calice. Golden colour, very good look. Small foam head, not a lot of carbonation. Banana smell, very good, too. The taste and feel is very ver good. 10,5% of alcohol which makes it heavy, though you barely notice such a high content of alcohol.

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Photo of der_meister
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tux_alin
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RMentair
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of jrschaef
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of lmaduells
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of knot
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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Bush Blonde from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
3.6 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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