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Mighty Bison Brown Ale - Wildlife Brewing & Pizza

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Mighty Bison Brown Ale
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 16.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Wildlife Brewing & Pizza visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: benito on 07-20-2006

"Our Flagship Beer" A dark American Brown Ale that's malty and complex with a hoppy finish. This is a Brown with atttude!
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Reviews by ThreeWiseMen:
Photo of ThreeWiseMen
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ordered a pint of this at The Silver Dollar Bar in Jackson, WY last night. Following review composed from notes.

Served in a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Crystal clear, brown-amber body with a dense, off-white, creamy cap. Mighty Bison shows excellent head retention, and drags blankets of lace. Damn near flawless. I was very tempted to give this a 5.0 on appearance.

Smell: Nuts, brown malt, toffee, and faint, leafy hops. A touch of salt rounds things out.

Taste: Nuts, roasted malt, toffee/caramel, pine, and earth. Finishes bitter, from both the roasted malt (I'm assuming there's some in there) and hops. Fairly robust and tasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium-to-light in body, finely carbonated, and prickly, with a fair amount of lingering bitterness. Smooth.

Overall: A solid brown ale that's certainly worth a try if you're in the Jackson Hole area. I think this is the only Wildlife beer that makes it out of Victor, ID, but it's also one of their best. Very sessionable.

More User Reviews:
Photo of shoretaxi
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the beautiful little pub in Victor Idaho.. Pours a standard brown.. very clear with a nice tannish head.

The nose shows mainly toasty malt and a little bit of nutty notes... some grassy hops help balance the malts..

Flavor mirrors the nose.... maybe a touch too sweet, but the brew's malt profile is pretty nice... light caramel.. dry toast... some sorta melanoidin presence in the background.

Body is definitely light given the big maltiness... carbonation is about medium..

Again... for this pub, the brews need to be dialed down, but they all show a lot of promise.


Photo of mmitgang
5/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of outoffocus
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of KlayWey
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of sam3392
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of benito
2.34/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Victor, ID is a strange beer town. Grand Teton Brewing, just around the bend from Wildlife Brewing and Pizza, makes Bitch Creek ESB, a brown ale that masquerades as a bitter, and Wildlife makes Mighty Bison Brown, an ESB passing itself off as a brown. Maybe they should swap recipes...

I had this on tap at the 'brewpub' (it's really just a pizza parlor with brewing equipment. The taps are kept in back). It came a deep russet, somewhat cloudy, with no head or carbonation. The bouquet was a mix of salt and brown sugar--a very light impression overall that lacked the maltiness/breadiness or nuttiness that I like to see in my browns.

The flavor has a tea-like character and is very bitter early on. The aftertaste is of coffee, and again, the overall impression I got here was more of an ESB than a brown. Since fidelity to style is important (in my book), I can't really recommend this...even though it is mostly passable.

Photo of danus
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on tap at a restaurant in Jackson Hole.

Another reviewer commented on the beer's classification as a "Brown" being inaccurate...while I don't have the expertise to either confirm or deny this, I did thoroughly enjoy the beer.

While not quite as dark as you might be expecting for a brown, it had great drinkability and what I found to be a full, delicious flavor.

Photo of ToddKehoe
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of meehandennis
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Mighty Bison Brown Ale from Wildlife Brewing & Pizza
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