Bison Organic Honey Basil - Bison Brewing
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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
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.