This Bison classic is infused with organic honey for its aroma and a hint of sweetness and fresh organic basil to lend a slight herbal note and basil aftertaste—a perfectly refreshing brew.
Appearance: Hazy-cloudy orange-copper color, with dirty white, thick head.
Smell: A hint of basil on the nose, otherwise a bit mead-like pale ale aromas with a sharpness, maybe like cut green grass.
Taste: Nice drinkable pale-amber with sweet notes from the honey and a green bright character (presumably from the basil). It’s a bit different from the usual hop character that would produce that—it’s herbal—almost tea-like. A bit of caramel in there too, which would seem like it would clash but it doesn’t.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a creamy texture, a bit of a bite to it.
Overall: It’s a flavor pairing that catches the eye, and the beer is pretty good too. A summery amber ale with the fresh notes from the basil and the residual honey sweetness, well worth trying if you get the chance.