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Bison Organic Gingerbread Ale - Bison Brewing

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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bison Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
20 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-03-2001)
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3/5  rDev -12%

mrzazz, Tuesday at 10:19 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

LakerLeith, Aug 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

tjcamm, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

patre_tim, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

wrightst, Jun 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

KevMo84, May 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Georgiabeer, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

juicebox, May 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

KevinGordon, Mar 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

Nyskizy, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of schoolboy
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

I'll cut to the chase, this is a disappointing beer, especially for the price.

It pours nice and dark with very little head. The aroma is faintly spiced and barely beer-like.

The taste is light and crisp, beer-like with a nice hint of spice. It is a subtle, balanced flavor. The aftertaste is nice and it makes for a mildly interesting burp.

This brew is pretty tame and subtle. It is not a good value and I will avoid it in the future.

schoolboy, Feb 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Sir_Goatman, Feb 17, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev +20.5%

A: Pours dark brown, almost black in the glass with a tan/light mocha head.

S: Ginger, cloves, nutmeg and coffee in a delicious smelling nose. Interesting.

T: Lighter fruits, citrus peels, then ginger and nutmeg, maybe cloves, then coffee, biscuit and finally floral and citric hops in the finish.

M: Medium bodied and a bit smooth.

O: It's what you might expect from a gingerbread stout, minus the roasty flavors. It's pretty good, but it would likely benefit from the admixture of roasted malt.

BierJager89, Feb 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

GreenEggsHam1, Feb 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

EersandBeers, Jan 30, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +7.9%

12 oz bottle. Poured very dark brown with a semi-durable beige head.

Aroma: excellent balance in a blend of porter and gingerbread.
Flavor: not so balanced as the aroma, but richer and with more ginger. Also a touch of spicy hops. Lingering bready malt and ginger flavor.

Feel: medium body and carbonation; lively; enough ginger to add to the feel.

O: good but may improve with a little aging.

chinchill, Jan 27, 2014
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3.19/5  rDev -6.5%

I'm a fan of pumpkin beers and that's what this beer reminded me of, since gingerbread and pumpkin spice contain some of the same spices. In actuality, this beer didn't remind me enough gingerbread. I did enjoy the lightness of the beer but if it was a bit creamier or had more of a ginger flavor, I think I would have enjoyed it better.

iheartmyTHO, Jan 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

HeyYoMar, Jan 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

ZachRusk, Jan 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

SoCaliC8, Jan 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

wildcatboy, Jan 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

OldTime, Jan 10, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +24.3%

12 oz bottle poured into Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass.

A: Nice Dark brown, pretty clear with a good 2 fingers worth of creamy off white head with fantastic lacing from start to finish.

S: I'm getting a lot of ginger spice aromas, very much like a freshly baked ginger bread cookie. There is also a little cinnamon in the aroma.

T: A lot like the smell here.... Gingerbread cookie with nutmeg, cinnamon and a light touch of chocolate. There is also a nice roasted malt running underneath everything.

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation, pretty smooth with a clean finish and a little warming feeling

D: A very nice holiday beer, great flavors good ABV. Perfect for the season, well worth looking for.

mralphabet, Jan 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

aquazr1, Jan 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

MichaelProcton, Jan 01, 2014
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Bison Organic Gingerbread Ale from Bison Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.