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Fullsteam Summer Basil Farmhouse Ale

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Brewed with North Carolina wheat and locally-farmed basil, our most popular summer beer is an ever-changing feast for the senses. Summer Basil evolves over its five-month season, as local basil matures and fermentation temperatures rise. The saison yeast loves our hot summers, responding with a full-on punch of peppery, vibrant flavors. It’s okay that this plow-to-pint beer doesn’t always taste the same. It’s a beautiful thing.
Availability: Summer, 22oz bombers at our tavern and select markets, including the Durham Farmer’s Market. 5% ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10159) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Tallboy can @ home, thanks to jcnielsen. Pours a very light yellow appearance with a white head. Aroma is quite floral / green herbal, a bit twangy, bubblegum, and peppery. Moderate plus sweetness, low bitterness. Lots of green herbs, basil, pineapple, and bubblegum. I wouldn’t drink this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5643) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2015
I kinda wish this one were, I don’t know, basilier? Pretty sure that’s not a word, but you know what I mean. I mean, it’s there, but in the background. Still a very enjoyable beer...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (1607) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Old rating. Straw, grassy saison body with a giant dose of basil. Light and drinkable but not very complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lutz2jm (205) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Out of a bottle drank outside at OBX. Atmosphere adds to this one! Delicious funk with some hints of basil. Really a good beer and different from the "normal" craft beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeeZales (19) - - SEP 17, 2013
On draft. Pale yellow color with tiny bubbles. Grassy saison with a strong basil finish. Great mouth feel with developing flavor that gets more grassy as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Light straw with short lasting foamy white head. Organic aroma with hint of basil. Peppery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Draft sample at ChurchKey. Hay, bread, floral, herbs, grass, barnyard, leaves, banana. Thin and big on basil. Refreshinh, but not much going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7244) - Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2013
Growler shared by Jay at Dutch’s. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. The nose is nice with wheat, herbal notes, mild lemony citrus and grass. The flavor has toasted bread, grass, lemon citrus zest, herbal notes that show the basil in the finish. This was a decent summer drinker and worth trying. Consumed August 2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Tap at CK. Low haze, flat blond pour. Nose is lemon hand soap, sage, rosemary. Taste is soapy, sage, herbal, lemon. Palate lemony, refreshing, a bit mealy and chalky. I don’t mind these super herbal beers, but I reckon a good number of people would be thrown off by the lavender soap type nose and taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (16925) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Draft. Murky pale yellow color, scant edge head. Aroma is very subtle spice. Taste is bitter straw and basil.

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