UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery; Iíve also had it several other places in downtown Durham. I love basil and anything with basil in it, so I was really excited to try this one, and it did NOT disappoint. Pale golden coloring with a lacy off-white head. BIG basil note in the taste, and it lingers long after. A VERY refreshing summer beer; I canít wait to have it again next year.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Darker golden pour with a white head. Scent is basil and citrus. Taste is basil and lemons.
Tmoney99 (12208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by Jay. Poured clear golden color with an average fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy spice and balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium spice sweet flavor with a medium spice balanced finish of moderated duration. Refreshing complex beer.
DrSilverworm (8857) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
b3shine (6898) - Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
BrewDad (5121) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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AMber in color, hazy with a thin head. Nice easy Basil aroma and flavor. Easy drinking ale.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
maxwelldeux (4182) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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...
DiarmaidBHK (3818) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
NCD (11) - - SEP 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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