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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (5170) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2011
12oz Bottle pours out a copper/amber topped with almost no head. Aroma was light pepper, basil, rich malts, and some sweetness. Taste was more of the basil leading the way along with some spice, light sweetness and a little something on the end that sticks around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Fatehunter (2053) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Pours a thin head on a hazy dark straw body. The aroma is basil, honey and lemon. Nice. The taste is harsh basil, lemon and a little honey. Not great. The texture is crisp. It’ smells great but the flavor has too much basil.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (10751) - Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2015
355ml bottle. Golden pour. Aroma is herbal basil, some malt. Flavor is okay, basily, not super dry, if you like basil try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6301) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured an orange-caramel color with a small foamy beige head that left minimal lacing. The aroma was malty, bready and sweetish with basil and honey notes. The flavor was bitter and bitey with a strong basil presence. Very long basil finish. Medium body. Interesting but the basil gets overwhelming.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sledutah (6729) - Utah, USA - JUN 13, 2015
12oz bottle from Fred Meyer in ID
Pours clear dark golden, small off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is herbal, basil and honey. Taste is grassy, straw, herbal with a bitter finish
Not a fan of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kayres (753) - , 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Padron4KM (782) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (9208) - 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."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
glennmastrange (2584) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8011) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDalkoholic (2318) - 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.

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