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Crown Valley Barrel Aged Big Bison (Red Wine)
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4239) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2015
650 ml. Lightly foggy copper-red with a lasting film on top. Nose is raisin, red wine, oak and faintly tart dark cherry toffee. Tastes of red wine, cherry and dark toffee. Finish has some oak and earthy spice notes. Quickly turns to mostly red wine flavor. Medium body is balanced and smooth with a medium carbonation. Not bad, but too much barrel on this one, tastes mostly like a lower abv red wine.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Bomber shared at Slutfest 5, 4/25/15. Hazy amber, thin fizzy white head, decent retention. Aroma of strong wine, caramel, nuts. The taste is tart red wine, caramel, nuts. Thin bodied. 100th dubbel!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (4693) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Draft WOB, St. Petersburg. Clear amber color in a chalice with fast dying head, aroma is weak red grapes, Belgain yeast, sugar. Flavor is very light red grapes. Barrel doesn’t show up much at all. Yeast is the base of the brew, sweet grape finish is light. Thin body.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (1737) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2015
A light barrel aroma. Taste light sourness. But intentional. Sweet but over carbonated nice head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerenberger (1568) - 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 (12070) - 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 (8711) - 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 (7107) - 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 (5490) - 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 (1751) - 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.


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