Bison Organic Honey Basil | Bison Brewing

BA SCORE
81
good
209 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Bison Organic Honey BasilBison Organic Honey Basil
BEER INFO

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

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 11-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
209
Reviews:
84
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
15.63%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 209 |  Reviews: 84
Photo of basildog
4.04/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I appreciate organic brews and this is very nice,

A- Not crystal clear but a ever so slight hazy.
S - Herbaceous. Nice. Different.
T- Very pleasant, mild, refreshing.
M- light, could be a bit more.
O- Very good. I would certainly buy again.

 242 characters

Photo of Fatehunter
2.97/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a thin head on a hazy dark straw body.
The aroma is basil, honey and lemon. Nice.
The taste is harsh basil, lemon and a little honey. Not great.
The texture is crisp.
It' smells great but the flavor has too much basil.

 224 characters

Photo of BeerTest
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chrisjws
3.17/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sharpski
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RedWeizen83
3.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a decent beer.

22 characters

Photo of Ry-Dog
4.09/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SSS
3.37/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bought this just because it was unusual. Seems to be Belgium based, very high carbonation. I get a little honey and an herbal flavour that I suppose could be basil. I don't get a very nice aroma, more acidic than anything else. It was not for me.

 246 characters

Photo of BEER88
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MFMB
3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopped_head
4.11/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Holy damn, is this beer refreshing. Cracked one open on a hot,summer day...next thing I know, they're all gone and I'm pretty drunk. An extremely drinkable beer at 6.0%abv. It's like drinking a really refreshing glass of ice tea, except in beer form!

 251 characters

Photo of chad_e_martin
3.98/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamato14
3.81/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JDW4195
4.03/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iheartmyTHO
2.92/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

The basil flavor is rather subtle in my opinion. And there was something else about this beer, where the flavor felt a bit harsh on the palate. Perhaps this beer would taste better if it was paired with pizza or Italian food.

 227 characters

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
4.13/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidHume
3.87/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.81/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of msquared36
4.13/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good beer on its own. Fantastic with a piece of pizza. Refreshing herbal scent and taste.

94 characters

Photo of TheRealtor
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MilesL
3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrcraft
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jmiller86
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of JarMills
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Bison Organic Honey Basil from Bison Brewing
3.52 out of 5 based on 209 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe