Bison Organic Honey Basil | Bison Brewing

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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:
This Bison classic brew is infused with honey for a hint of sweetness and aroma. Fresh organic basil lends a slight herbal note and a hint of basil - a perfectly refreshing brew.

Added by Todd on 11-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
210
Reviews:
85
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
15.58%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 210 |  Reviews: 85
Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into standard pint glass. Batch number yet no bottling or freshness date.

L: Clear bronze. Finger width off-white head has decent retention.

S: Basil, honey and leafy hops.

T: Basil mostly with a touch of honey and leafy hops.

F: light, crisp and semi-dry.

O: Really not a bad beer but it's just not my style.

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Photo of basildog
4.04/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

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Photo of Fatehunter
2.97/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

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Photo of BeerTest
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chrisjws
3.17/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sharpski
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RedWeizen83
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a decent beer.

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Photo of Ry-Dog
4.09/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SSS
3.37/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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Photo of BEER88
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MFMB
3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopped_head
4.11/5  rDev +16.4%
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!

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Photo of chad_e_martin
3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamato14
3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JDW4195
4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iheartmyTHO
2.92/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

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Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
4.13/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidHume
3.87/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of msquared36
4.13/5  rDev +17%
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.

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Photo of TheRealtor
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MilesL
3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrcraft
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jmiller86
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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Bison Organic Honey Basil from Bison Brewing
3.53 out of 5 based on 210 ratings.
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