Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a semi-clear copper/light amber color with a semi-foamy to fizzy white cap of a head. Sliding lace.
The aroma had some toast, biscuit, light caramel/toffee malt sweetness, light earthy to grassy hops. Thin little spice.
The flavor leaned into the malts with the sweet tones coming out fairly nice. Light red delicious apple qualities. Moderate sweet malty aftertaste. Finish was pretty quick.
The feel was roughly medium bodied, maybe just a touch under. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate. Sessionability was there.
Overall, good Autumn beer, would have again. jb (3253) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2016
True to style , crisp, bready notes, clean, copper color, bread nose, a bit of spice. Will try again. ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear sweet tea amber with a thin white ring. Aroma of sweet malts, roasted malts, and dark fruit esters. Nice roasted malts a bit of caramel and dark fruits. Interesting on the palate. Smooth and clean. Medium bodied. A bit of hop bitterness on the finish. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - OCT 6, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-24-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear medium copper color with a tiny fizzy pure white head. The head fades almost instantly leaving only a tiny level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of toasted malts and a little bit of a spice smell. Along with these aromas is some nice caramel and toffee sweetness as well as a little bit of a hop smell of a more earthy and grassy nature.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather malty and caramel sweet flavor with a little bit of an apple taste. As the flavor advances some lighter spice flavors as well as a bit of a toasted brown bread flavor come to the tongue. Toward the end, some hoppy flavors of a grassy nature as well as some more toffee flavors come to the tongue, mixing with the lightly toasted and roasted, sweet flavors to leave a rather sweet and lightly toasted flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer rather average with a carbonation level that is slightly lower than average. Both are rather good for the malty and sweet flavors of the brew, all while keeping it still heavy enough feeling to keep it a nice fall/winter style sipper.
Overall – A good brew for the fall weather. It has a nice malty and sweet taste with an easy drinking, but still satisfyingly feel. berkshirejohn (6501) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
12oz bottle of plain Flying Bison Bisonfest from Wegman’s, West Seneca, NY. Golden amber with a thin white head; honey aroma; caramel taste. Not bad.
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
It had a dark brunt amber color with good clarity and a small creamy off white colored head. The head slowly faded leaving just a small ring of bubbles on top with some slick lacing that slid down the glass as I drank. The aroma was sweet and malty with hints of caramel and a good dose of spicy/herbal hops. It has a solid malty body with pleasant roasted and caramel notes. The hop presence is solid as well and brings nice spicy and herbal notes with mellow bitterness. It has a medium to full body with a well balanced smooth finish. The texture is smooth and slightly slick with good carbonation.
merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
The beer has a nice dark straw color to it with a mild hazy color to it. The beer pours nicely with a nice one finger head and minimal lacing on the glass. The smell is okay with a somewhat mild caramel, malty smell and a yeasty finish to it. The taste is decent with a nice malty taste with a blend of mild caramel sweetness and a little hoppy bitterness to it.
The mouthfeel is okay with a mild sweetness from the malts and caramel tastes and the beer is carbonated okay. Overall, I jump on this beer every year and is not horrble by any means, but doesnt WOW me either. blipp (9278) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a thin white head. Relatively clean toasted malty profile, with lighter floral and earthy hoppy notes. Not bad. barncatmatt (2286) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2012
355ml bottle from wegmans in niagara falls. amber, of white head, nice lace. full malty munich malt nose. nice malt upfront but this fades to a raw husky grainy finish. hopped to balanced but they arent noticable. weak o fest lager. OldFirstward (1) - - SEP 24, 2012 does not count
Purchased growler directly from brewery. Seemed a bit high in etoh at first but that seemed to dissipate once the the carbonation level went down a bit. Clean, mildly malty aroma, amber color. Color a bit dark for style and I found the beer on the malty sweet side yet very drinkable and refreshing. If you like malt sweetness you'll love this beer.
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