crazyvin (1990) - 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.
Braudog (5890) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Brown and a little murky, but looking more American than Belgian. The aroma, and no surprise the flavor, are both super sweet, overpoweringly sugary, and not in the high octane way the master Belgians are. This is sweet grape, not yet raisin, and downright artificial sweetener-strength sugary wetness. (#5857, 11/15/2014)
degbert (1192) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy medium amber with a off-white, fine-grained, blown-insulation head. Nose is burnt sugar, pickles, cardamom, and roasted peanuts. More vinegar on the tongue; there is some plum and raisin, but that malic/acetic edge mars what might otherwise be a pretty decent stab at the style. Some sweetness as well. Finish is prickly and sweet/sour. Average.
bkurtz (866) - PERU - AUG 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy dark amber with an off-white head. Head dissipates quickly, Aroma is sweet plums. Taste is fairly complex with dried fruits, fig, and some caramel. I don’t really like how it sits on the palate and has some off flavors.
emacgee (4136) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy ruddy reddish brown with one finger of tan head. Nose is pretty bad, oxidized and stale with little to no nuance. This just leaves much to be desired in a sort of indescribable way. Flavor is stale and bleh, old tasting. Not putting more thought into describing this one….
BOSSbrewer (1970) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with off white head. Had at Foamfest in Fayetteville. Slight malt aroma. Slightly sweet. Medium bodied decent.
hotstuff (4269) - 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 (1332) - 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 (1181) - 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 (2342) - 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 (882) - 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.