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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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. Itís okay that this plow-to-pint beer doesnít always taste the same. Itís a beautiful thing.
Availability: Summer, 22oz bombers at our tavern and select markets, including the Durham Farmerís Market. 5% ABV.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6807) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Remainder of a growler, thanks to Jay. Totally murky faded yellow / peachy color. Thin white head, leaving dots of lace. Very light, but crisp carbonation. Clean dry finish. Very easy to drink, and refreshing, as a summer brew should be. Really nice basil spice aroma, adds to the tastiness of this brew. Light orange citrus peel aroma. Sort of a zesty sweet taste. Quaffable and delicious, all the way through. A great and interesting way to do a summer beer, especially if you enjoy basil like I do

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5717) - Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Growler to snifter (thanks Jay). Looks solid; light-gold with thin white lacing. Smells pretty good too; saison-ey and basil. Tastes like it smells, but a little less pleasant. Average on the palate. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5005) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2012
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AMber in color, hazy with a thin head. Nice easy Basil aroma and flavor. Easy drinking ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Growler from Samís in Durham. Served in a Full Steam shaker pint. Pours a fairly-clear golden with a nice white head. Nose carries light basil and faint notes of spice and pepper. Very light, base saison behind a nice herbal presence. Really tasty and well-integrated. Extremely refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3760) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Very interesting brew. Poured with a moderate head and a slightly cloudy golden color with just a tinge of green. Decent notes of basil in smell and taste. You almost feel healthy drinking this one...

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3486) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Draft at Brewpub. Not getting much off the nose. Pours golden with a thin white head. Canít quite place the taste but itís flavorful. It has some similarities to a saison but it has some extra smoothness that I canít place.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NCD (11) - - SEP 7, 2011
Expecting a pizza beer of sorts when I saw this on the menu. More like a biere de mars or a french saison. Lemon, basil, and wheat

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
warmsilence (25) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2011
poured into a glass from a growler, very pale gold color with foamy head, nice lacing, aroma is very sweet and citrusy, taste is bold and very delicious with a strong basil flavor and good balance of sweet, sour, and bitter. get lots of this whenever itís in season.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
freekyp (1533) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Pours light cloudy straw yellow. Capped with a frothy white head. Aroma of gym shorts and basil with wheat and some raw eggs. Nice light mouthfeel with a dry bu tart finish. Lemony throughout, the basil rides on top of the witbier base.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11590) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Draft. Creamy white head atop cloudy lemon body. Aroma is moderately sweet, basil, some spicy, cardamom, lemon, some cream. Taste is moderately sweet cardamom, basil, some lemon, light cream. Creamy light body, some dryness in the finish, nicely drinkable.


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