DialSquare (3194) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber form Kenny Road Market ($1.99). Orange pour, white head. Aroma of basil, cilantro, other thai spices (I assume), honey. Tastes of sweet malt, lemongrass, pepper, basil, honey. It’s all a little much.
PorterPounder (5970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Conyers, Ga - Sigman Bottle Shop - 22 oz bomber, Pours a slightly hazy dark copper, soft, pillowy white head with a fair bit of lacing. Aroma has a nice spicy bent to it with a definite Thai twist to it. Probably is lemongrass - just not all that familiar with it to pick it up. Flavor is refreshing with nice spicy bent to it. Pick up some ginger, a hint of licorice, some basil and mint. Mouthfeel has a pleasant thickness to it. Much better than expected.
CopterScott (179) - Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
orangish gold color with a thin white head that disappears. Aroma is a mix of spices. Flavor is basil, ginger and other spices.
fishonmyplane (499) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Basil and lemongrass, as advertised. Is it Thai basil? I can’t tell.
Anyway, it’s very gimmicky and could have used a bit more subtlety, but it’s pretty good regardless. I appreciate the effort.
marcus (7230) - 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 (7224) - 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 (3939) - 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 (6622) - 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 (13373) - 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 (112) - 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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