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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
niftyplace (23) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2012
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?


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kayres (595) - , Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Hazy copper with almost no head full sweet aroma. Sweet and vaguely herbal. Bit of lemon. Medium bodies and nearly flat, could be past its age. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
glennmastrange (2413) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle. Light bread and grain for the malt, hearbs and soap for the hops and yeast, with a faint hint of honey. Head is small, fizzy, off-white withno lacing and is fully lacing. Color is hazy medium amber/orange. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes slightly acidic. Palate is light to medium, watery, with a fizzy carbonation. Nothing standesout much in the this Honey beer, but it very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6961) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2014
This is a solid beer. On tap at NAOBF. Pours a dark copper color with a medium white head. A massive basil nose, smells like spaghetti. The flavor is light sweet malts, big basil. it fits in quite nice and is refreshing. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (2977) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
From notes, consumed on 5/14/13. Bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. Pours a caramel brown with a quarter finger of off-white head. Aromas of basil, honey. Tasting notes of honey, basil, cloves, herbs, light floral notes. Medium-light body with a semi-dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDalkoholic (2219) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle from Pizza Port bottle shop: Created a thick fluffy pillow of head while the liquid was a honey gold color with chunks of yeast floating around. Aroma is strong in the basil scent and smells fresh and organic as if it were freshly bought basil leaves. The flavor is just the same with intense basil flavor as if I was eating a basil based spaghetti sauce. There also is some other micro green or herbs that dominate the flavor such as mint and rosemary with almost no sign of the honey, hop, or malt.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Padron4KM (633) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2014
12 oz bottle.
Reddish brown, with a small tan head.
Light basil aroma, grass, honey.
Flavor is very herbal, basil pesto, anise.
Not a fan.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6761) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
ok beer from Bison. The basilaftertaste (and aroma once the beer warmed) worked surprisingly well, but the light (ie-watery) honey ale flavor, while refreshing, was a touch generic and left me wanting a little more. not bad, though."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Syzzer (606) - Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2014
From lardos 2-23-14 on tap; excellent oily thick white head. There us a sweet honey taste with some herbal bitterness. Basil apparent but not blatant. Good summer beer 8.75 bd. Jd- 7.5 bitter but good summer brew. Faint spice aroma

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 25, 2014
Not remember too much about it. Nice hints of herbal features and fine drinking shape was.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlimHabib (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle pour. Cloudy golden in color with decent white head. Light honey and floral aroma. Light body with a slight honey taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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