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Bison Organic Gingerbread Ale - Bison Brewing

Bison Organic Gingerbread AleBison Organic Gingerbread Ale

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245 Ratings
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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.29%


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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dbone_has_biers

California

4.25/5  rDev +25%

03-05-2013 05:38:34 | More by dbone_has_biers
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

03-09-2014 14:28:37 | More by KevinGordon
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Nyskizy

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11.8%

03-02-2014 04:16:45 | More by Nyskizy
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 23:42:58 | More by schoolboy
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

02-17-2014 03:22:59 | More by Sir_Goatman
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BierJager89

California

4.11/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 06:08:17 | More by BierJager89
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GreenEggsHam1

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

02-02-2014 17:26:37 | More by GreenEggsHam1
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EersandBeers

West Virginia

3/5  rDev -11.8%

01-30-2014 15:51:56 | More by EersandBeers
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 16:45:50 | More by chinchill
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iheartmyTHO

Georgia

3.19/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 00:39:31 | More by iheartmyTHO
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HeyYoMar

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

01-19-2014 21:20:30 | More by HeyYoMar
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ZachRusk

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

01-17-2014 23:48:45 | More by ZachRusk
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SoCaliC8

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

01-16-2014 05:27:20 | More by SoCaliC8
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wildcatboy

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11.8%

01-12-2014 03:45:59 | More by wildcatboy
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OldTime

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

01-10-2014 04:24:53 | More by OldTime
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mralphabet

Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 01:06:19 | More by mralphabet
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aquazr1

California

3/5  rDev -11.8%

01-04-2014 03:46:29 | More by aquazr1
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MichaelProcton

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

01-01-2014 22:04:18 | More by MichaelProcton
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sansho

California

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

12-29-2013 19:39:58 | More by sansho
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

12-28-2013 06:19:52 | More by Boozecamel
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DrChadly

Florida

3/5  rDev -11.8%

12-23-2013 05:13:09 | More by DrChadly
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

12-22-2013 15:19:50 | More by hellhammermario
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tillmac62

South Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours an opaque dark brown with a massive head that laces and retains very well. Nose is like a weak porter with ginger added. Some hint of dark malts is present, but very subdued. The body barely makes it past the light category. Very well carbonated, which helps bring forth what flavor is there. Like the nose, dark malt flavor is subdued resulting in a profile that is mostly ginger. While not overpowering, it is rather mild, the ginger needs to be balanced with a background malt flavor profile. The finish is somewhat crisp with a residual weak ginger astringency. Not a bad beer, but it could be improved upon.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 18:09:57 | More by tillmac62
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Kaisermatt

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

12-18-2013 11:46:11 | More by Kaisermatt
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2GOOFY

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

12-07-2013 02:53:38 | More by 2GOOFY
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Bison Organic Gingerbread Ale from Bison Brewing
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