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Crown Valley Barrel Aged Big Bison (Red Wine)

Crown Valley Barrel Aged Big Bison (Red Wine)
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Our famous Big Bison Ale has been aged in our very own red wine barrels, straight from our winery to the Brewery. The toasting of the barrels gives this ale dried fig notes to our already exceptional Belgian style Dubbel.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2014
A vinous backbone supplements a sugar sweetness and dark fruit aromas. A clear dark amber pour with a thin white ring and no lacing precedes a taste that is very of similar to the nose. Vinous, wood, raisins and plums with a suggestion to some sourness. Reminds me somewhat of Dogfish Head’s Sixty- One, only slightly more subdued. Light body and moderate carbonation. Overall, I like this type of beer - somewhat of a cross between beer and wine.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11088) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle. Poured hazy dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate complex dark fruit and yeast aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Moderate dark sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is an interesting beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2014
22oz bottle, shared with local raters. Thanks to phaleslu for the bottle. Hazy orange red color. Thin ring of off-white head. Tannic, red grape, wood, big earthiness, mild spiciness. Interesting taste, kind of bright and tropical aroma. Some grapefruit. Medium o bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Kind of slick. Moderate bitter, light sour, light to moderate sweet taste. Pretty tasty, interesting stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5895) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
22 oz bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a hazy orange brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, a bid red wine, woody character, dried dark fruit, light acidity, decent.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Hazed amber pour with white head and lace. Aroma is vanilla, oak, and a light touch of abv. Flavor is sweet malt with a slight sour BB. Medium bodied and a tad fizzy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (1580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Not an abbey dubble! No Belgium yeast aroma or flavor. Cloudy Amber with definite oak. My guess is oak aged amber.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1136) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2014
The appearance has a brownish red color with a minimal off-white head that is pretty much only a ring atop the liquid. The aroma blends oak, dry red wine, figs, caramel malts, and Belgian yeast, and the taste is mildly sweet, slightly sour, and a touch umami. The palate fuses an average carbonation, slick texture, medium body, and a finish that is reminiscent of sweet red wine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maxbier (401) - Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Slightly sweet bready aroma. Deep brown with thin head. Flavors of vanilla and oak. Slightly spicy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7030) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle RBAG 2014 prelim. Hazy orange-gold, unripened berries, yoghurty sourness, woody undertones. This does not even approximate an abbey dubbel, but it was quite tasty as a sour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1080) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle to plastic taster at the RBAG14 warmup Milk, oak, light wine and some vinegar sourness, musty bison fur. Cloudy and orangish with a thin off white head.


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