Bison Organic Honey Basil - Bison Brewing
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Bison Organic Honey Basil from Bison Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.