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Bison Organic Gingerbread Ale - Bison Brewing

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BA SCORE
78
okay

252 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.25%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | 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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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Florida

3/5  rDev -12%

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

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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

South Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -7.6%

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.

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

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

12-07-2013 02:53:38 | More by 2GOOFY
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thebeeler

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

12-04-2013 00:06:24 | More by thebeeler
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nearengine

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

12-04-2013 00:04:21 | More by nearengine
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

12-03-2013 02:29:20 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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silverking

Florida

3.61/5  rDev +5.9%

A- deep garnet with a thin tan head. Poor head retention and lacing.

S- roasted coffee and ginger. Toasty malt backbone.

T- chocolate, ginger, lightly roasted coffee. Lightly bitter finish.

M- light bodied, velvety carbonation.

O- not bad, but not great.

11-24-2013 05:31:06 | More by silverking
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Miranda54

North Carolina

2.7/5  rDev -20.8%

I read all of the reviews of this beer before trying it out, and really thought that maybe it wouldn't be as bad as the majority of people were saying... I was wrong. While the beer itself was a little lighter than I thought it'd be, which was nice, the taste itself was lacking.

I love anything gingerbread, so I thought this would be my new favorite beer, but I honestly didn't taste anything resembling gingerbread. If you're on the fence about trying this, I'd say to pass. I couldn't even finish my bottle, which is rare.

11-19-2013 02:32:20 | More by Miranda54
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dmk91

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +10%

11-13-2013 19:13:50 | More by dmk91
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RaulMondesi

California

3.1/5  rDev -9.1%

For some reason Raul's homie bought a 4 pack of this swill and brought it to Big Sur for the annual thang thang. So like Raul is gonna do, Raul did.

Not that I had any hope for this Christmas-esque beverage, I was still surprised at the the poison-like tinge that it had in the aftertaste. (Apparently not everything organic is good, my children.) It was almost as if someone told the Orkin man that the ant colony presided in the Gingerbread Ale tanks, so he gave them all a lil squirt of DDT. That may be all fine and dandy in the postwar 50's, but in 2013 our cars come with seat belts and nurses stick thermometers in our mouths instead of our... I mean, times are a changing, you know?

It wasn't the worst. And if Raul could compliment it, it actually tasted similar and a bit better than Newcastle. But unlike Katy Perry, this thing didn't make Raul "Ro-o-o-o-o-o-oar!"

11-12-2013 03:53:21 | More by RaulMondesi
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largadeer

California

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

11-08-2013 06:21:55 | More by largadeer
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Presto82

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

11-07-2013 09:12:54 | More by Presto82
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3/5  rDev -12%

11-03-2013 02:24:52 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -12%

11-03-2013 01:54:55 | More by ygtbsm94
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sevenshubby

California

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

11-03-2013 00:00:19 | More by sevenshubby
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -12%

11-02-2013 19:15:55 | More by cjgiant
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FriedSlug

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

10-30-2013 00:55:39 | More by FriedSlug
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

10-29-2013 02:27:06 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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guldseth

Arizona

3/5  rDev -12%

10-28-2013 00:25:14 | More by guldseth
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Lare453

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

10-10-2013 05:00:40 | More by Lare453
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enelson

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

09-25-2013 11:36:12 | More by enelson
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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -12%

09-15-2013 06:32:36 | More by bernat1971
Bison Organic Gingerbread Ale from Bison Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.