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Before brewing our classic summer ale, we went to the certified organic farmerís market to go shopping. The fresh basil is from Watanabe Farms in West Sacramento and the Honey is from Brittís 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mat42m (160) - orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Very light orange citrus smell. Light body without much flavor. Easy to drink, but not much to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
weihenweizen (1507) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a shaker extra from JStax. Pours clear amber with small off-white head. Some small bubble lacing, light body, and strong basil aroma. Taste is caramel malt, strong herbal basil, and a hint of honey. Not that good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2012
Tap, Church Key, San Francisco, 16/08/12. Rated to "Everybodyís Talking At The Same Time". BONUS POINT. Murky, slim headed orange-copper. Papery basil aroma. Eye-watering fizz , red berries, herbal streaks but not obviously basil. Almost works.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
magsinva (846) - Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle from TWM McLean - pours a clear orange with a thin white head. Aroma is a basil, sweet malt thing. Taste is sweet finishes dry. Its ok, but Iím not enjoying the basil, it just seems weird to me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackEyePA (559) - USA - AUG 4, 2012
It is a decent beer. But never do I get a hint of honey or basil in smell or taste. Its a good drinking beer, malt richness slightly sweet and clean malty brown goodness is seen in a pour. Just dissapointing they didnt get much of the "essence" of this beer into our bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1418) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Basil aroma overwhelms just about everything else but itís a great fresh basil aroma so canít complain. Basil is more muted in the taste, leaving it a bit bland in comparison. Wouldnít want to drink a 4-pack in one sitting but great for mixing things up now and then.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3052) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Wow. This is a really interesting take on beer. Huge hints of basil in both the taste and the smell. Not a whole lot else thatís remarkable to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (451) - Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2012
One of the few beers where I think I prefer the aroma and am disappointed by the taste. It was pretty light amber pour. Had a nice crisp basil scent. Balanced with a malty background. The taste was a little off-putting. Almost tasted like a natural food market. The basil was too much, the grassiness was also a bit overwhemling. I didnít get a great amount of sweetness from the honey. A little bit of spice at the end. Interesting beer that was certainly flavorful and nice enough for the hot summer evening. Probably not one Iíll be reaching for again though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3217) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2012
(bottle - 12 oz) Hazy amber pour with a fluffy white head. Big basil aroma with lots of other vegetable notes. Some mild honey sweetness. Flavor has a lot of basil and grassy notes with a very subtle suggestion of honey at the end to enhance the basil flavor. Interesting but pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Poured from a 12 ounce refrigerated bottle. Appearance is nicely translucent amber with a beige head of sticky, bubbly foam. Aroma is vegetables, some vanilla cream, and pumpkin spice? Weird for sure. Taste is somewhat pleasant. Iím surprised. Just a little sweet with a nice rounded spicy note. Nice summer beer.

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