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Bison Organic Honey Basil - Bison Brewing

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BA SCORE
79
okay

172 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 16.43%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bison Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-01-2005)
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LakerLeith

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

08-28-2014 08:26:54 | More by LakerLeith
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

08-17-2014 15:15:53 | More by Gregwa
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AlaYank

Alabama

4/5  rDev +15.3%

08-16-2014 02:37:59 | More by AlaYank
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zookerman182

Alabama

3.83/5  rDev +10.4%

Appearance is a golden orange with a one finger head.
Aroma is sweet herbs, malt, fake honey.
Taste is slight herb and spice with a light honey sweetness.
Mouthfeel is medium to full but no pleasant lingering flavors to speak of.
It's a solid beer but I couldn't drink more than a couple.

08-10-2014 19:47:58 | More by zookerman182
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Aidan_Stewart

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

08-08-2014 21:00:38 | More by Aidan_Stewart
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Crafts_and_recreation

Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +19.9%

A: Honey colored, highly effervescent pour maintains a consistent layer of a medium dense foam, retains a remarkable lacing

S: Clean, soft aroma of basil builds into a sharper note as it warms a bit, light malts, spicy herbal nose, barely perceptible hop profile, a little grassy

T: Spice comes through against a floral honey background, flavor finishes with a lingering and pleasant bitterness

M: Medium and smooth, though I wouldn't have minded this being a bit thinner, it is satiny and highly drinkable

O: Interesting brew, seems well executed and enjoyable. Not a go-to option, but surely one I'd like to have around.

08-05-2014 01:02:30 | More by Crafts_and_recreation
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suckaj

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

08-03-2014 19:14:13 | More by suckaj
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JoelClark

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

08-03-2014 17:04:22 | More by JoelClark
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

3/5  rDev -13.5%

07-16-2014 19:58:11 | More by marmstrong1212
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Yoda22

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -13.5%

07-12-2014 22:00:34 | More by Yoda22
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little_star

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

05-25-2014 20:25:52 | More by little_star
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silverking

Florida

3.78/5  rDev +8.9%

A- light amber, 1/2 inch of coarse off white head, patchy lacing. Decent head retention. Soon there is just a thin ring of foam around the edge of the glass.

S- at first, it's pretty dismal, some malt with a faint herbal quality. Just give it a quick swirl in the glass, and bam, there's the basil. It's bright and clean, grassy and herbal. The honey doesn't seem to be there though.

T- basil, still wonderful. It transitions nicely into a floral sweetness and then into a very slight bitterness. The honey begins to peak through in the finish, but then its muddled by a triumphant comeback of sweet herbal goodness.

M- light, the finish is clean. Lots of prickly carbonation.

O- love the basil, but it left me wanting some more honey.

05-24-2014 00:15:44 | More by silverking
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KevMo84

California

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

05-23-2014 05:56:41 | More by KevMo84
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TR0219

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-18-2014 14:26:24 | More by TR0219
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metter98

New York

3.68/5  rDev +6.1%

On-tap at Hops Burger Bar, Greensboro, NC

A: The beer is very hazy yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: Moderate aromas of basil leaves are present in the nose along with hints of ginger.
T: Like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of basil. Only hints of honey are perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an easy drinking beer that would seem to make a good pairing with Italian food or a veggie burger.

05-17-2014 17:49:59 | More by metter98
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

05-17-2014 17:47:26 | More by dbrauneis
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atrocity

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

04-25-2014 15:34:22 | More by atrocity
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gatorlove

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

04-18-2014 00:27:22 | More by gatorlove
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

03-07-2014 20:09:14 | More by tdm168
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

02-19-2014 07:15:02 | More by Sir_Goatman
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mralphabet

Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.3%

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.

02-09-2014 23:31:01 | More by mralphabet
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biokid23

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

02-03-2014 22:26:06 | More by biokid23
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

02-03-2014 01:07:43 | More by DrDemento456
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

01-25-2014 06:46:18 | More by Hopmodium
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Petey_the_Quiet

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

01-22-2014 03:16:38 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
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Bison Organic Honey Basil from Bison Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.