crazyvin (1861) - New York, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear red-amber hue, with a frothy off white head that seemed to only grow rather than retain itself. Some lace remained as i sampled it. Aroma had a nice mix of some bread malts, a decent fruity aroma and a lot of Belgian yeast. Fruit notes were mostly banana, but there was some raisins. Flavor was sweet at first, almost cloying. There was a nice blend of fruit flavors and some sweetness from the malts. Sweetness was balanced out by some yeast, which gave it a good dough like flavor. Some bittering hops in the finish. Carbonation seemed low, which was a good thing. Although it was easy to drink it did have a good mouth feel.
hotstuff (3954) - Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated on 5-16-2011. This bottled beer’s appearance is a medium sized frothy, very fizzy head with a moderate retention, transparent orange body, slow rising carbonation, and virtually no lacing. The aroma is malty, toffee, semi-sweet, and fruity. The taste is sweet, some malt, fruity, and some toffee. The mouthfeel is smooth and watery. This beer is light-medium bodied. This beer’s flavor is a let down since this is one of my favorite beer styles to drink/rate. It lacks character, the flavor is on the weak side and it left me not wanting this beer again.
ronaldtheriot (1106) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Crown Valley Big Bison Ale has a thick, fizzy, cream-colored head, a murky, lighter, reddish-brown appearance, but with a brilliance, when the sunlight catches it, a thin lace sheeting, and racing bubble streams. The aroma is of rich, sweet, fruity, bread crust, some booze, brandy, and rock candy. Taste is of all those elements, with specifically fig, caramalized syrup, and a noticeable, but not harsh, bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and somewhat slick, and Crown Valley Big Bison Ale finishes semi-dry, dessert-like, and sip-able. Overall, this is a most excellent beer and another winner from the brewery. RJT
tnkw01 (960) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber-red color. Medium head. Aroma is a fruity oaky smell. Taste is dry fruit and oak.
edgallow (1663) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with an off white head. Aroma of caramel and fruit. Taste is fruit, malts and grass.
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DrewFace (485) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear dark amber color with beige head. Sweet malt, caramel malt and Belgian yeast phenolic a in the aroma. Flavor has a light caramel malt flavor with mild yeast character. Fairly light overall. Some astringency and alcohol warmth.
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber color with ivory head. Nutty, caramel, spicy aromas. Medium body with average carbonation. Caramel, tea leaf, nutty, spicy flavors---
gregwilsonstl (961) - Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark caramel. Grapefruit. Dark caramel. Some lacing. Nut a fan of this style but it’s ok.
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Marlow’s tavern. This is a really lack luster dubble that I would go so far as to say is not even classified as the right style.
Suttree (4908) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copperish red, big beige head. Smells like molasses, caramel, and brown sugar. Very head, overbearing palate. Tastes like boozy rum, molasses, raisin and prune. Not particularly enjoyable.
chickenflea (314) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a semi-hazed auburn. Half finger off white head shows poor retention. Light lacing on the sides of the glass just fall back into the beer. Ripe sweet cherries and raisin really come out in the aroma which I found to be very pleasing. Some caramel malt, alcohol, yeast and biscuit are in there too. The flavor is heavy with prune juice and raisin. The cherry component is actually quite tart. A spicy bitterness presents itself, but it does not last. Very little Belgian yeast notes. Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is average. Texture is watery.
This beer is a good take on the style, although it tastes a little "young." It is tasty without being too heavy.