Bison Organic Honey Basil - Bison Brewing
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Reviews by travolta:
2.88/5 rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
App: not much head retention. Zero lacing. A cloudy, peachy, golden color.
Nose: Black pepper right away, orange, cinnamon.
Taste: Nice mouthfeel, the basil makes this beer dry throughout. The initial sweetness balances the dryness by just a tiny bit. Some spices like coriander, and black pepper stay with you the whole taste. There is a meade type aftertaste from the honey.
Notes: A good palate opener/challenge, but not a beer a will buy again.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2012 03:20:12 | More by travolta
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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.