marcus (6015) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by beerboxer. Pours clear reddish copper with a tiny beige head and a licorice and basil aroma. There is a medium-bodied caramel malt flavor with some basil and lemongrass. Fairly complex.
phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle shared by TURDFERGUSON. Thanks, Sam! Nice wale game, bro. Pours a gold color with a small white head. The lemongrass and basil actually come together more like anise and ginger in the nose, with some pepper, honey, orange, and caramel. Really unusual. Light-bodied, with a sweet, dry, spicy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Worth trying for the novelty alone.
Butters (3684) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, it certainly is different! Honestly, the aroma of ginger and basil is pretty damn awesome. But the flavors of the lemongrass and ginger and thai basil just isn’t something I would really want to quaff in large quantities. The flavors are just a little harsh to imbibe. Very interesting though! I’d love for them to keep coming up with crazy concoctions like this!
alexsdad06 (4530) - Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle on the bus @ RBWG. Pours a hazy golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have tons of herbs and spices favoring lemongrass and basil, citrus, some caramel and ginger. Too much spice and not enough beer.
Leighton (9838) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle on the bus during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Bleh. Super herbal, loaded with anise, lemon rind, basil. Very sweet, syrupy. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Lingering herbs in the finish. This stuff really raped my palate. I couldn’t taste anything but this beer for about 20 minutes. Upsetting.
EcnarM (56) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Actually liked the appearance and aroma, but the lemongrass flavor overpowered everything else about the beer. Wouldn't care for any more after tasting this one.
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jtclockwork (7108) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle on RBWG bus tour. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of ginger root, herbal/medicinal, lemongrass and light spice malt. Medium body.
italarican (1425) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared on the RBWG bus tour (LaZoom!). Surprising amount of ginger in the nose with some medicinal notes. A little orange and toffee in there too. Flavor is again ginger heavy with some coriander. Not all that bad. Stick an orange on it!
surpsing ginger and medicinal, little orange and toffee
flavor has more ginger, coriander flavor
ikigai (33) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Smells like lemongrass which is good but the taste is not so good. Bad idea imo.
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jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a slightly cloudy dark orange with minimal head. Aroma of orange citrus and basil. Hint of lemongrass. Taste is light sweet. Basil, citrus and lemongrass. Light bodied with a somewhat creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a very long finish. Pretty good overall, a little heavy on the basil for my liking but very good nonetheless.