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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Our version of a Belgian style Dubbel, full-bodied and rich with notes of raisin and plum.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chickenflea (326) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2013
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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (1420) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Pours amber with off white head. Had at Foamfest in Fayetteville. Slight malt aroma. Slightly sweet. Medium bodied decent.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2014
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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ronaldtheriot (1178) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 5, 2014
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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1016) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Amber-red color. Medium head. Aroma is a fruity oaky smell. Taste is dry fruit and oak.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (1855) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2013
12 oz bottle pours amber with an off white head. Aroma of caramel and fruit. Taste is fruit, malts and grass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrewFace (701) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AmEricanbrew (5575) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Clear amber color with ivory head. Nutty, caramel, spicy aromas. Medium body with average carbonation. Caramel, tea leaf, nutty, spicy flavors---

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
gregwilsonstl (1023) - Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Dark caramel. Grapefruit. Dark caramel. Some lacing. Nut a fan of this style but it’s ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (1788) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2013
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.


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