Bison Organic Honey Basil - Bison Brewing
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Reviews by bagpiper2005:
3.98/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Picked this one up just because I thought it sounded rather interesting.
Pour: As expected, it's a rich honey color. Slighly hazy and a small ring of head that dissipates quickly and doesn't really lace the glass at all.
Smell: Wow! Basil, basil, and more basil! Honey definitely in the background. A slight malty aroma and not much hops.
Taste: Honey is the star of the front end. Underneath it is a bready malt flavor with a little bit of banana. Middle is smooth and caramel which finally gives into a zesty basil and spice finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium and surprisingly creamy (I would guess this is from the honey). Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Smooth, refreshing, and satisfying.
Final Notes: I actually really like this beer. A nice sweet beer and one to check out for the honey lovers. Good beer to have with breakfast.
Serving type: bottle
08-30-2010 22:47:10 | More by bagpiper2005
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4/5 rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured at the Mellow Mushroom in Durham NC
A: Poured a clear orange color with a 1 finger head that settled to a nice thin layer with spotty lacing from start to finish.
S: First thing I'm getting is lemon peel with a little sweetness... at the very tail end I'm getting a little of the basil. Smells a little like herbal tea.
T: Sweet malt and lemon upfront with a little honey mid palette, there is a very slight hoppiness that kicks in near the end... also at the end is a touch of basil. Very complex set of flavors going on here, very herbal tea, just like the smell.
M: Light bodied with a nice carbonation and a very clean aftertaste.
D: Very enjoyable beer, light, refreshing, complex and goes great with pizza. I'll start looking for this one in bottles.
Serving type: on-tap
02-09-2014 23:31:01 | More by mralphabet
3.68/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Ow damn it not only did I find this late (released 6 months ago) but it has such a low rating. To top it off I paid $2.49 for the single.
A - Looks decent enough deep amber brown with a bit of floaties and hazy. The head is pretty decent for such an old brew giving me a 1/4 inch that settles to a thick lace ring.
S - It actually smells like a pretty good amber ale with a sweet honey tone and herbal pine. Not very off putting it smells nice.
T - Not having another other basil beer to compare it too I want to say its actually not bad. The basil at times is very herbal and grassy but the sweetness seems to balance pretty good and I am somewhat impressed that its not overly dry from the honey. Not very metallic or harsh I actually wonder why such a low rating.
M - Kind of thin and herbal. Drinakble.
Overall not that I would buy it again it was an interesting beer worth trying just to see how basil is incorporated in a beer. Its actually not as bad as other say.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2014 01:07:43 | More by DrDemento456
Bison Organic Honey Basil from Bison Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.