Big Bison Ale | Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
Missouri, United States
crownvalleybrewery.com

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Great lengths were taken to ensure its authentic characteristics. German and Belgian malts, noble hops and a unique yeast strain are all necessary to produce this unique ale. It is aged for one month; beer that tends to please red wine drinkers and is definitely not for the novice beer drinker.

23 IBU

Added by Vancer on 05-11-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
194
Reviews:
61
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.87%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
18
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of GabeQ
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of MickeyD
4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a clean tulip glass.

Appearance: the beer's color was a dark red with slight carbonation, head was a little more than two finger widths and dissipated quickly.

Smell: sweet and floral.

Taste: nice nutty/caramel notes with a slight floral crispness.

Mouthfeel: Light and thin and maybe slightly flat.

Overall: I like this beer mostly malty with a little hop. I did find it a little thin and fairly close to the style.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of russpowell
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Never saw this in Mizzou, but pick it up at Biergarten in Jenks, OK USA!

Pours a slightly hazed orange/caramel with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Sheets of lacing & impressive head retention, never cleared up all the way

S: Nice whiskey notes, not much else

T: Oakyness, figs, dryness, a touch of vanilla & charcoal up front. Smooth whisky mixes with a bit of pear, plum & cherry as this warms, a little bit of taffy nibbling at the edges. Finishes oaky, with vanilla, cherry & a bit of sour mash

MF: Medium bodied, over carbonated for the style, but kind of helps with the big flavor profile, warming. Carbonation mellows out as this warms past cellar temp somewhat

An enjoyable tipple, but the dubbel aspect is getting steamrolled by the barrel aging. Easily the best beer I've had from these guys. I only bought this because Freddy ( the proprietor at the Biergarten) endorsed this. He did me right!

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of dtivp
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a clear reddish copper with a two finger foamy tan head, very good retention with heavy lacing.

Aroma of dark fruit, spice and malt.

Taste the sweet plums, raisins, with hints of caramel, malt and a slight spice finish.

Mouth Feel was medium body, light carbonation, crisp and smooth with a nice sweet, spice balance.

Overall a very nice beer, I wouldn't classify it as a dubbel,however, it was a very enjoyable beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this new beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a nice amber color and poured a really nice tight packed head that was tan in color. The beer smelled a little sweet but did not taste so. Alcohol while over 7% did not affect the taste of the beer like sometimes can happen. A very nice beer that I would drink again for sure.

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3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No date. Fizzy head leaving some splotchy lacing. Fairly subdued on the nose: some sweet dark malty breadiness. Flavor is stronger, with dark dried fruit and caramel. Not unbalanced. Mouthfeel is bit fizzy, but I may be drinking this beer too warm. Still a nice creaminess. Overall, not a bad dubbel.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Big Bison Ale from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
3.73 out of 5 based on 194 ratings.
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