Bison Organic Gingerbread Ale | Bison Brewing

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Bison Organic Gingerbread AleBison Organic Gingerbread Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bison Brewing
California, United States
bisonbrew.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
20 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-03-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
286
Reviews:
145
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
15.56%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
20
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Photo of jjboesen
2.29/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.75

"Organic." The single word that sends shivers into the taste-loving beer drinkers of America. Add to this vile word, the name Berkely, which is home to dirty, freedom-hating hippies, union memebers and communists. The math does not look good.

Nor does this watered down ginger ale. It begins in a massive froth tat fills the glass, and quickly subsides into something that resembles a flat Pepsi.

The nose is bored by a few whisps of apple and cider - nothing substantial. (Imagine your grandmother in her kitchen making apple cider. She stops. Shakes her head and dumps it all into the basin screaming, "This is not fit for my grandchild!"

The taste - what there is - comes across as bland with a minor trickle of apple and bubble gum that is stalked by a shallow spot of malt, one that is either lost or unqualified for a real beer. The mouthfeel is a cross between being harsh and spectacurlarly underwhelming. Bison Brewing. What did the bison ever do to you?

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Photo of Dave1999
2.49/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours pitch black with a foamy white head which dies done quickly.

The smell is quite faint, roasted malts and some spices, nutmeg and cinnamon.

The taste is weak,there's a slight roasted malt flavour. Tastes watery, pretty bad.

Mouthfeel is watery and highly carbonated, like drinking carbonated water.

This beer was terrible, watery and flavourless. This is the 2nd bison organic beer I've had and they've both been awful. This is a drain pour, glad I only got 1 bottle.

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Photo of Hex92
2.85/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

My wife bought this as part of a mixed 'winter' beers sixer for Christmas. Definitely my least favorite beer of the bunch. It pretty much misses the mark across the board.

It doesn't look like much, there is too much carbonation and it doesn't smell like much either.

The taste is pretty much non-existant. I don't taste ginger, cinnamon, malt, nutmeg, or even beer. This was the first beer I tried from Bison. I would be reluctant to buy another.

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3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First organic beer here.

Pours a very dark brown, so much so that it looks black and until I hold up in the light can I see some brown near the bottom of the glass

Smells like a gingerbread cookie, nutmeg, a little cinnamon.

Flavor is nowhere near as strong as I was expecting from the smell. Gingerbread cookie, a little cinnamon, very mild bitterness that fades quickly. Not much of an aftertaste at all. Watery, mild all around.

Decent brew, I like the addition of the ginger, cinnamon, and other holiday spices.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Bison Organic Gingerbread Ale from Bison Brewing
3.47 out of 5 based on 286 ratings.
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