leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orangey-amber color, clear and lighter bodied with a thinner head. Slight basil aroma but less noticeable on the tongue. Mild honey sweetness and overall balanced character.
scottw86 (1151) - Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured black with almost no head. Aroma is chocolate with a touch of honey. Taste is caramel, slightly acidic. Some honey. Overall its ok but nothing special.
BeerFunGuy (862) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This copper brown beer with little head has not too much aroma. It has a mild sweetness and the basil flavor come though and matches the beer well.
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cheap (4753) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2012
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Yes, smell is sorta honey basilly. Darker than expected from a bottle. Nice quarter inch head. Taste is a little too much of some kinda herb, herb. YEs mild spices in there. I was expecting a form of mild beer but this don’t hide the alky well. More than I expected. Why was I expecting a mild wheat thing and then kicked in the jaw? Massive mixalot but not in an over the top way.
niftyplace (23) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
You pick up on the honey, but only enough to know its there- more like honeysuckle... the basil is there, adds a bit of spicy note, drinkable, but kind of leaves you wondering, why bother?
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice entry to the savory end of the spiced beer spectrum. Very clean, pronounced herbal flavor and inviting aroma. Captures the basil very well, even in the aftertaste. Great body and texture. Like the Dogfish/Victory/Stone Saison du Buff, pairs exceptionally well with poultry and mild cheeses. Highly recommended with those foods, merely a curiosity without them. A difficult review. If pairing with appropriate dishes, easily a 4.0 to 4.5 overall.
youdictategood (467) - Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a quickly disappearing head. Aroma is a little floral, not so much basil as honeysuckle, maybe. Little lemon zest too. Taste is pleasant - a little sweet, and both the honey and basil are difficult to discern. For anyone thrown off by the idea of basil beer, that;s good, but sort of defeats the purpose. Still an easy-to-drink ale.
cpetrone84 (1776) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pour is a reddish amber with a thin tan head. The smell is very much like an italian cafe, the basil is subtle but somehow very apparent, the honey is integrated well adding sweetness and depth, also notes of peppery spice and some oregano. Seems well balanced but just not aromas I like together or in beer. Taste is the same with notes of dough, this is basil pizza esq. the honey is subdued and the basil is forward with spice and oregano. Strange stuff but well made for what it is intended to be.
poisoneddwarf (2022) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a medium off-white collapsing lacy head. Aroma consists of honey mostly with basil a little faint, but there. Taste is sweet, herbal and minty with a dry and lightly tart finish; reminiscent of herbal tea. Interesting and different than your average summer beer.
Aubrey (3501) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I usually don’t care for certain spices in beer, such as basil, but the basil in this beer was mild, so it wasn’t too bad. Malt base was on the sweet side, and it was kind of tea-like. Also had hints of clove, honey and a pinch of caramel. Overall, it was ho hum and its flavors and aromas were very mild.