bhensonb (12129) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of lemon, honey and herb. Slightly hazy gold color with a very large white head. Thin to medium body with fizzy carbonation. The flavor is spicey, with basil (but not like fresh basil) and there is an underlying honey note. Rather dry, slightly bitter. Decent drink, though rather unusual.
argo0 (11955) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) Crystal clear apple juice body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, honey, orange blossom, light basil. Taste is mild sweet, basil, light grassy. Light-medium body with a very dry finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Honey Basil
Date: January 03, 2010
Source: Tasting, Cellar Ticker
Appearance: hazy amber, wispy off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: dry herb aroma with a hint of malty sweetness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of italian spiced character, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
Lubiere (10840) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A murky reddish copper ale with virtually no head. A herbal malt aroma with light basil and smooth honey notes. In mouth, a rather bland and watery herbal malt, not much basil, dryish honey, boring. Bottle at Datz, May 24 2010.
daknole (10111) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber pour. Whitish head. Honey and a leafy aroma. I guess its basil. Flavor has some honey and caramel and some odd vegetal note...basil? I guess.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle grom Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear copper color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is caramel, honey, lime, spicy basil finish. Basil is strong in the taste... with honey and caramel notes. Nice and spicy. I suddenly crave mozzarella. Medium bodied. Interesting beer, and well done.
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Hazy, golden ale with a mid-sized, frothy, off-white head. Spicy, perfumey nose with notes of basil and dishwashing liquid. The flavor leans just slightly on the sweet side of balance, but lends plenty of spicy hops, basil, ginger and nutmeg. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Finishes spicy, bitter and dry. Pretty good, but bizarre.
JorisPPattyn (8280) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Arbitrary score 4/5 for Appearance, as nighttime conditions prevented correct assessment. Indeed, both honey and basil identifyable; Herbal, sweet and strangely exotic. Balance is good, but the finish exhibits some of the less agreeable liquorice notes cooked basil can have. Light bodied, not even very slick. More interesting than great.
DrSilverworm (8148) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle split with my mom. Purchased for $1.33 from Dutch’s. Mildly hazy orange-amber color. Some historical lacing, minimal off-white head. I am loving the basil in this. It’s a perfect spice aroma. The honey is subtle, but succeeds in adding a nice sweet taste to the brew. The aroma creasts through the quick finish, really excellent and delicious umami aftertaste. Fun, interesting, unique and tasty brew, plus it’s super-cheap as far as craft-beer goes. Great brew.
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours with a clear, yet surprisingly dark golden amber body with a lasting white head that leaves decent lace. Aromas are floral, with a really nice basil character. Light earthy notes, citrus zest, bready malts, floral honey. A complaint: it smells a bit too sweet and caramel heavy. Flavors are bready, caramel, earthy, hay, some sweet bready character. Medium floral and earthy basil notes keep a refreshing edge. Some spice. I feel that this is a bit too sweet to really perfect the concept as the caramel weighs down the delicate basil. More crispness would be nice. Still solid. A honey like floral note with a bit of herbal-chamomile which I assume is honey or basil. Lively bubbles, medium bodied, well hidden alcohol with a floral finish. Somewhat sessionable. Nothing off, but I wish it were a touch drier.