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Bison Organic Honey Basil - Bison Brewing

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BA SCORE
79
okay

171 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 79
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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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-15-2013 15:27:41 | More by 21Maestro8
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DuffDaddy

Florida

2/5  rDev -42.4%

11-24-2013 04:25:04 | More by DuffDaddy
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dmk91

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

11-13-2013 19:13:26 | More by dmk91
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WolfAlynn

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

11-11-2013 03:33:51 | More by WolfAlynn
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GG_80

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

11-01-2013 03:59:01 | More by GG_80
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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ZachKelly

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

10-21-2013 15:42:27 | More by ZachKelly
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zestd

Idaho

3/5  rDev -13.5%

10-21-2013 06:36:06 | More by zestd
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BeerBeast

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

10-20-2013 14:50:55 | More by BeerBeast
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AaronOp

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

10-09-2013 01:00:25 | More by AaronOp
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srgj88

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

10-02-2013 23:09:36 | More by srgj88
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.3%

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BoilerUpNavy

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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MMoncrief

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

09-09-2013 01:16:54 | More by MMoncrief
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

2.58/5  rDev -25.6%

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)

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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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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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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grittybrews

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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nrs207

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

07-19-2013 01:50:30 | More by nrs207
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hreb

Washington

3.28/5  rDev -5.5%

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.

07-16-2013 03:52:15 | More by hreb
Bison Organic Honey Basil from Bison Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.