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Bison Organic Honey Basil - Bison Brewing

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79
okay

164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 16.43%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Arithmeticus

Maryland

2.58/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had in bottle form, chez White

A: cloudy, dark amber, some head, modest lacing; good carb
S: perfumes of allspcie, nutmeg; no other parts of the beer hit the nose
T: sweet, nutmeg, honey; fall seasonal flavors; under the spicing is a diet sprite-like ale
M: thin mouthfeel

It's not all that good for a spice beer (which is not my style, anyway, but I tried to take that into account)

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 18:59:19 | More by Arithmeticus
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Soumya

Oregon

3/5  rDev -13.5%

08-22-2013 02:57:31 | More by Soumya
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cfinch2

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

08-18-2013 02:15:56 | More by cfinch2
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tom79mp

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

08-10-2013 06:34:55 | More by tom79mp
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sas2323

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

08-08-2013 00:43:46 | More by sas2323
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UncleAddie

Arizona

3/5  rDev -13.5%

07-29-2013 21:28:34 | More by UncleAddie
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Brewski

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.5%

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Washington

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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nrs207

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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hreb

Washington

3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I'd never heard of Bison Organic Beer before, but I couldn't pass up this 12oz single brewed with basil. Will it be herbtastically delicious or will the honey create another sweet, bland brew?

Appearance is on the yellow side of orange with a thin orange-white head. Not quite clear. Aroma is pleasant and floral and suggests just a bit of sweetness. The flower in the nose doesn't suggest hops, but perhaps clover honey (or some other bee pollen source). The basil flavor is subtle and way in the background. I think the herb actually comes across in the bitterness more than anything else. Impressively, the honey contributes the flavor of honey, i.e. that stuff that makes honey not taste like sugar syrup, without contributing sweetness -- nor without contributing a load of fermentable sugars that dry out the beer entirely. No, the beer finishes just dry enough.

Plenty drinkable, but unfortunately there isn't anything beyond the very mild taste of basil to hold my interest.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 03:52:15 | More by hreb
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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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Florida

3/5  rDev -13.5%

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Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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California

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California

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California

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Pennsylvania

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Bison Organic Honey Basil from Bison Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.