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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Before brewing our classic summer ale, we went to the certified organic farmer’s market to go shopping. The fresh basil is from Watanabe Farms in West Sacramento and the Honey is from Britt’s Honey, two California artisanal producers. This brew is subtle and refreshing. Starting in 2012, Honey Basil Ale will be a year round offering in 4 packs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (4805) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2013
bottle. Golden with small head. Strange herbalness, I guess it’s the basil, but I wouldn’t recognize it as such. Drinkable, but that’s about it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lelanni (2) - California, USA - SEP 15, 2013 does not count
From the Bison Brewing Company’s four-pak, this beer has a delightful light herbal- basil honey taste with slightly sweet malt after taste. The clarity of this amber honey colored beer seems to vary slightly from batch to batch, but the excellent taste is always there. It pairs well with light pastas and fish. Overall, this is one on my favorite ’go to" beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Horrible. Horrible. Horrible. Needs to be poured over a salad or used to marinate some cheap piece of meat. Yuck.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CrimsonSamurai (8) - - JUL 13, 2013 does not count
Interesting beer. The initial taste lacked flavor. It tasted a bit like a generic light lager. The after taste was actually pretty good and strong with hints of honey. The basil flavor was lost completely.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (5785) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Cloudy, light brown with a thick, ivory head. Aroma is honey, sharp herbals. Taste is spicy over sweet. An odd mix.... Decent. just not appealing to me, personally.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (7411) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2013
Draft at ncbc. Pours a murky dark amber with a scant loose bubbly light tan head. Beautiful sweet nose--honey and basil are prominent, giving it the pleasantly floral and herbal quality you would expect, backed with a bit of darkened caramel from the malt. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Flavors are much less pronounced. Mild finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5428) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 22, 2013
Smells quite strongly of honey and has a fairly strong resemblance to honey as well. This was pretty good actually. The sweetness of the honey is there and while I can’t identify basil distinctly, the herb-like characters are enough to put a bit of an edge on the sweetness. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Bold copper color, I get gingerbread and honey in the aroma. I can taste both the honey and the basil, but it’s weird to be sure. Not undrinkable, kind of a conversation piece of a beer. Incredibly herbal, more than any other taste. I wouldn’t buy it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
EKGoldings (627) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
I like honey and I like basil, but I don’t like this beer. I didn’t get a lot of basil but I did get the honey taste. After about 1/3 bottle I used the rest in a soup.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3016) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2013
Brought back from Vegas by Lilihel. Pours a clean dark amber colour with an off-white head, good retention and thick lacing. Wow ! What a beautiful nose. Maybe because I am a big basil fan. Yes, basil smell with a little sweetness from the honey in the background. Hints of alcohol and ginger. The taste is not as sweet as expected with the organic malt forefront. Then, some lightly rusty hop. Can’t say I am a fan of the flavours though. Great original aromas and style !!

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