Bisonfest | Flying Bison Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Flying Bison Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Fall

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Added by wailingwench on 10-01-2004

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Photo of nater919
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sharp315
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rock_Glenn
2.15/5  rDev -44%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Pours a slightly aged copper color, with the suggestion of gold in the carbonation. The head is nice, and is really the only redeeming quality. Taste and body are far too weak to be considered a decent oktoberfest in my opinion. If you told me this was another oktoberfest watered down, I'd believe you.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: [3.50] The beer is a nice leather brown. It is quite transparent. It forms a 1/2 finger of head but the head is not long lived. The bottle has a julian code for (08/10/15). Annoyingly the bottle does not list the ABV.

S: [3.75] Brown bread, toffee, caramel, slight corn.

T: [4.00] The beer has a inviting spice mix up front. I can't give specific flavors - nice warming flavors similar to nutmeg, caramel, toffee.

M: [3.75] The body is decent. The beer has a reasonable carbonation and a longer finish as the flavors linger.

O: [3.75] This is my favorite offering from Flying Bison. It is local and I like to support good local beer. This one stands up on its own without me being a homer. It has a good mix of flavors and spices. The body and the aroma are quite nice too. My biggest complaint is the lack of an ABV (6.3% for those willing to look it up).

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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BRob1023
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mlockman
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Much better than Rusty Chain, in my humble opinion.

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Photo of Iamjeff6
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ctruskey
3.24/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of bluntedboywonder
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of MoodCabbage
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of pspagna623
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of BeerOps
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of gbgreg1
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear medium copper color with a tiny fizzy pure white head. The head fades almost instantly leaving only a tiny level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of toasted malts and a little bit of a spice smell. Along with these aromas is some nice caramel and toffee sweetness as well as a little bit of a hop smell of a more earthy and grassy nature.

Taste – The taste begins with a rather malty and caramel sweet flavor with a little bit of an apple taste. As the flavor advances some lighter spice flavors as well as a bit of a toasted brown bread flavor come to the tongue. Toward the end, some hoppy flavors of a grassy nature as well as some more toffee flavors come to the tongue, mixing with the lightly toasted and roasted, sweet flavors to leave a rather sweet and lightly toasted flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer rather average with a carbonation level that is slightly lower than average. Both are rather good for the malty and sweet flavors of the brew, all while keeping it still heavy enough feeling to keep it a nice fall/winter style sipper.

Overall – A good brew for the fall weather. It has a nice malty and sweet taste with an easy drinking, but still satisfyingly feel.

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Photo of djgustafson
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of tsp247
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of hmansfie
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ejh06752
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of BCarder
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of dante23x
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of johnso98
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of jpd7374
3/5  rDev -21.9%

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Bisonfest from Flying Bison Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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