Lelanni (2) - California, USA - SEP 15, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
shekhark (1) - Alabama, USA - AUG 7, 2009 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very crisp, refreshing from the bottle. Decent head. Enough honey taste on the tongue, with enjoyable basil aroma (not too strong). Didn’t think I would like it, but Bison proved me wrong.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 12, 2006
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What an incredibly interesting and refreshing beer that I thought was about as unique as anything I’ve tried. Basil in a beer? Suprisingly it works really, really well. Aroma is sweet, like a dark honey, and very strong in fresh basil that starts things off on the right foot. Imagine picking a fresh sprig of basil from the grocery store and you will get the idea. Mouthfeel is surpisingly soft. Basil flavors mingle really well with the honey and malt profile. No aftertaste, no bittering bite. Just a smooth summer ale that I thought was incredible. Will buy again!
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - MAY 7, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bomber. Pours to a slightly hazy, deep golden color, with a tall, white head, and a good carbonation. The nose on this beer is fantastic. Aromas of sweet malt, honey, and light herbal aromas of basil flood the nose. The palate is firm with good pale malt flavors, with a nice back drop of honey sweeetness. This beer finishes with good pale malt flavor and hints of basil up front, then ends with light honey sweetness that lingers. Very tasty, very interesting beer. The combination of basil and honey really works in this beer, and makes for a very enjoyable beer.
BrewSquid (45) - Plattsburg, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice refreshing ale. The honey brings a light honey aroma and a wonderfully dry finish to this ale. The hops are well balanced with the malt sweetness allowing the slight bitterness from the basil to shine through.
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - JUN 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
orange brown and thick white head lemon hay and basil on aroma med light carbonation. tastes of honeyed lemon grain slight carmel and malt. spiced basil is pronounced and unbelievable, unique and refreshing well balanced and a definite try atleast once, for 3.50 for 22 oz makes it a great buy for such a original beer
dwyerpg (4778) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
poisoneddwarf (1911) - 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.
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted in bottle on 20th anniversary beer tour. Murky amber color. Lemon nose. Delightful springy flavor; perfect for drinking while at the farmers market. Basil and honey flavors shine and are well supported by the hops and malt. Lovely contribution to the spice beer category.
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As a honey/basil beer it nails it at 5. As a stand alone beer it’s pretty damn good. Real hearty and flavorful. By the name you would think it would be a girly beer but it’s not. The base of this beer is super solid. I really enjoyed it. The aftertaste lasts a long long time.