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Big Bison Ale - Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.

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Big Bison AleBig Bison Ale

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very good

141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Great lengths were taken to ensure its authentic characteristics. German and Belgian malts, noble hops and a unique yeast strain are all necessary to produce this unique ale. It is aged for one month; beer that tends to please red wine drinkers and is definitely not for the novice beer drinker.

23 IBU

(Beer added by: Vancer on 05-11-2009)
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

06-24-2013 02:39:45 | More by jewellrunner
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-18-2013 13:27:17 | More by ubenumber2
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-17-2013 12:20:09 | More by TastyIsBeer
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

06-12-2013 21:30:16 | More by GabeQ
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-07-2013 04:00:02 | More by Showboat66
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-31-2013 23:11:30 | More by Giggy
Photo of MickeyD


4.16/5  rDev +10.6%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a clean tulip glass.

Appearance: the beer's color was a dark red with slight carbonation, head was a little more than two finger widths and dissipated quickly.

Smell: sweet and floral.

Taste: nice nutty/caramel notes with a slight floral crispness.

Mouthfeel: Light and thin and maybe slightly flat.

Overall: I like this beer mostly malty with a little hop. I did find it a little thin and fairly close to the style.

05-30-2013 21:50:43 | More by MickeyD
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-27-2013 02:17:41 | More by 00chris
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-20-2013 19:36:43 | More by Artjsantos
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4.08/5  rDev +8.5%

Never saw this in Mizzou, but pick it up at Biergarten in Jenks, OK USA!

Pours a slightly hazed orange/caramel with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Sheets of lacing & impressive head retention, never cleared up all the way

S: Nice whiskey notes, not much else

T: Oakyness, figs, dryness, a touch of vanilla & charcoal up front. Smooth whisky mixes with a bit of pear, plum & cherry as this warms, a little bit of taffy nibbling at the edges. Finishes oaky, with vanilla, cherry & a bit of sour mash

MF: Medium bodied, over carbonated for the style, but kind of helps with the big flavor profile, warming. Carbonation mellows out as this warms past cellar temp somewhat

An enjoyable tipple, but the dubbel aspect is getting steamrolled by the barrel aging. Easily the best beer I've had from these guys. I only bought this because Freddy ( the proprietor at the Biergarten) endorsed this. He did me right!

05-19-2013 02:51:44 | More by russpowell
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-18-2013 03:46:14 | More by RoryOMoore
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Poured a clear reddish copper with a two finger foamy tan head, very good retention with heavy lacing.

Aroma of dark fruit, spice and malt.

Taste the sweet plums, raisins, with hints of caramel, malt and a slight spice finish.

Mouth Feel was medium body, light carbonation, crisp and smooth with a nice sweet, spice balance.

Overall a very nice beer, I wouldn't classify it as a dubbel,however, it was a very enjoyable beer.

05-11-2013 00:53:16 | More by dtivp
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-09-2013 21:36:23 | More by jheezee
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

04-16-2013 22:43:26 | More by sparrowed
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3.4/5  rDev -9.6%

I poured this new beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a nice amber color and poured a really nice tight packed head that was tan in color. The beer smelled a little sweet but did not taste so. Alcohol while over 7% did not affect the taste of the beer like sometimes can happen. A very nice beer that I would drink again for sure.

04-12-2013 13:55:24 | More by Minkybut
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Rhode Island

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%

No date. Fizzy head leaving some splotchy lacing. Fairly subdued on the nose: some sweet dark malty breadiness. Flavor is stronger, with dark dried fruit and caramel. Not unbalanced. Mouthfeel is bit fizzy, but I may be drinking this beer too warm. Still a nice creaminess. Overall, not a bad dubbel.

04-08-2013 01:09:07 | More by greybeardloon
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

04-03-2013 17:52:18 | More by tbryan5
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-03-2013 03:32:41 | More by jrohrbacher
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-31-2013 23:44:30 | More by JackRB
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-29-2013 22:30:40 | More by Soomars
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

03-26-2013 22:14:23 | More by Bartinator
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-25-2013 13:25:48 | More by mcaulifww
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3.76/5  rDev 0%

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

I'm very excited. This is my first review using my new "scale of deliciousness!" Basically when I drink a beer I judge if it is delicious or not. Pretty simple. But for others, that might not be enough info.. as it leaves a lot of room in between.

So I came up with five delicious ratings.

From best to worst.

Magically Delicious
Somewhat Delicious
Lacking Deliciousness
Not Delicious

This beer has the right deep brown amber color. It smells delicious. Taste is certainly that of a dubbel style. Not the best I've had, but certainly a good one.

I judge this one Delicious.

03-25-2013 01:26:03 | More by Ford
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New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -12.2%

Appearance: nice orange amber color with a 2" head that last a long time. Nice lace develops.

Smell: very little bread aroma with a hint of citrus.

Taste: caramel, bread, mild citrus, A touch of honey, and a mild bitterness makes up the main flavors here.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Light crispness to start, a bit smoother and a touch dry at the finish. Short lived aftertaste.

Overall: a malt centric beer that is pretty straight forward and easy to quaff. I can see having one or two of these in a session.

03-23-2013 15:54:54 | More by Gavage
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-24-2013 22:45:08 | More by CarnivalDog
Big Bison Ale from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
85 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.