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Bison Organic Honey Basil - Bison Brewing

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Ratings: 175
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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3/5  rDev -13.5%

ygtbsm94, Yesterday at 04:36 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Gregwa, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

AlaYank, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of zookerman182
3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

zookerman182, Aug 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Aidan_Stewart, Aug 08, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Crafts_and_recreation, Aug 05, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

suckaj, Aug 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

marmstrong1212, Jul 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Yoda22, Jul 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

little_star, May 25, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

silverking, May 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

KevMo84, May 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

TR0219, May 18, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

metter98, May 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

dbrauneis, May 17, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

atrocity, Apr 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

mralphabet, Feb 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Bison Organic Honey Basil from Bison Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.