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Big Bison Ale | Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.

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3.72/5
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195 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#26,394
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
195
pDev:
12.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 195 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of Biff_Tannen
2.35/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Sorry, but this just didn't do it for me. Total molasses bomb. Supposed to be a dubbel but didn't taste like any dubbel I've ever had. This was unfortunately a drainpour for me. I really wanted to like it but just wasn't happening. Sorry Crown Valley. You make good wine but I'm still not sold on your beer.

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Photo of Sgbrown78
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of moarmare
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, no date.

appears lighter in color than expected. dark copper colored. nice head of fine bubbles, that stays awhile - good head retention. earthy & malty aroma, a little burnt sugar and caramel. same flavors in the taste. good balance, neither sweet nor dry. medium body and carbonation. body could be fuller. overall - not exactly to style.

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Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Gio
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ejohnson654
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of AGoodStout
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of AllHailBeercules
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Mikecap
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of salinasa
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Mississippi
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of RyanMcAndrew
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of TaylorK
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of chickenflea
3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi-hazed auburn. Half finger off white head shows poor retention. Light lacing on the sides of the glass just fall back into the beer. Ripe sweet cherries and raisin really come out in the aroma which I found to be very pleasing. Some caramel malt, alcohol, yeast and biscuit are in there too. The flavor is heavy with prune juice and raisin. The cherry component is actually quite tart. A spicy bitterness presents itself, but it does not last. Very little Belgian yeast notes. Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is average. Texture is watery.

This beer is a good take on the style, although it tastes a little "young." It is tasty without being too heavy.

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Photo of 100200300
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of MidwestBA
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of justinp
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Big Bison Ale from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 195 ratings
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