Barrel Aged Big Bison | Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.

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Barrel Aged Big BisonBarrel Aged Big Bison

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

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by MammothTarantula on 06-12-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 27
Photo of Lemke10
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

This pours a murky brown color with a slight beige head. The aroma is malty and sweet with hints of whiskey flavors. The taste is quite sweet with the yeast and malts. There are some whiskey tones but they are nothing too over-powering. Not bad, but certainly nothing you would expect from the style.

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Photo of MaillardRx
3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Light golden, slightly caramel in color. Thin to no head. Lacing falls quickly down the edge of the glass.

S: A pleasant nose. Initially, smelled just the malt, but after closer inspection, it smells more like a typical Dubbel. I smelled strawberry jam with hints of dry, sweeter red wine (Syrah perhaps?).

T: Very sweet and slightly sour. Uncharacteristically sour for this type. Wild fruit flavor.

M: Thin and effervescent.

O: I thought it had a great smell, but the taste was way too sour for this type of beer.

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Photo of StaveHooks
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark russet brown with a thick foamy cap. Light lacing with below average retention.

S - Tart grapes, very vinous, tart cherries, apple cider vinegar, acidic lemons, spicy yeast, nutmeg, sweet rich malts underneath, woody notes come out as it warms.

T - Lots of tart fruit, cherries, grapes, figs soaked in lemon juice, vinegar, hints if sour whiskey, vanilla, notes of banana, woody malts, finishes semi tart but kind of flat.

M - Medium lush body, moderate scrubbing carbonation helps lift the weight, finishes tart and dry.

We'll this is obviously a big way. Smells like an Oud Bruin. Nobody in the world would taste this and say, "that's a Belgian Dubbel".
But if you like sours this beer has some intrigue. It smells more sour than the flavor but if it's not pausturized this will only gain in sourness. I'm kind of torn on how to rate this beer so I'm gonna split it between a failed Dubbel and a nice start for a sour. It's not a Dubbel but an infected beer that might have a future if left on the shelf long enough.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer is very good....just not my style so my rating might not be as just as others. The beer poured a slightly cloudy copper/amber color with thin white head that did not lace. The scent was out of the park...bourbon....whisky....hello!!! The taste was a tart ale with bourbon all over it. The mouthfeel was medium/light body with good carbonation. Overall this remind me of the kentucky bourbon ale...both very good.

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Photo of MammothTarantula
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this guy up when I was searching for a barrel-aged beer and couldn't say no to the price.

A-Pours a cloudy brown. Two-finger off-white head appeared rapidly and stopped abruptly.

S-Oak, whiskey (lots and lots of whiskey), Belgian yeasts

T-Whiskey up front fades into a typical dubbel taste. Oak and some sour notes linger after swallowing. Really felt like this beer was going to finish big, but it kind of dropped off and felt incomplete.

M-Lightly carbonated, much thinner than expected. Very average.

O-Had the taste of a much bigger beer and satisfied my craving for something barrel-aged. For the price ($6.99 for a bomber), it definitely delivered. Would buy again.

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Barrel Aged Big Bison from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
3.63 out of 5 based on 27 ratings.
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