DiarmaidBHK (3850) - 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
warmsilence (25) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
freekyp (1715) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
argo0 (12498) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jtd6628 (360) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great flavored beer. Itís sweet wheat and earthy basil taste confuses the palate leading to the only conclusion to be made. Great Beer!
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Cloudy golden pour with frothy carb and decent retention. Very pungent basil nose, which - despite the commercial deScription - is a bit head-clubbing. Pretty decent farmhouse ale as the base beer, nice and dry with a bit of spice to it. The basil complements it pretty well but is too present. As is, good stuff but Iíll look forward to trying it again in the hopes that itís even more balanced.
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellow gold color at pour, almost non-existent head. Aroma of clove, basil, lots of lemon. Flavor was very light and kind of watery which was surprising. Basil flavor developed more with each sip.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Looks like an extremely cloudy hefeweizen, and stays cloudy even after settling. It smells pretty similar to a lot of Belgian wits with banana, yeast, and hay. The basil is faintly present. At first, it tasted like a spicy version of a hefeweizen, but after a couple sips I noticed the lingering basil flavor and a distinctive basil aroma in my nose. Really unusual brew as I donít recall having anything with this much basil flavor. Good stuff.
OldGrowth (3002) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
at City Beverage Durham. ok aroma, tart. Clove, basil, lemon. Cloudy yellow gold color, Ok head. Little to no lace. Sweet and sour flavor. Lite body, creamy smooth body, bitter dry finish, left me with a little soapy streak. Kind of grew on me as I sipped, basil was stronger than I remember at debut event. Aroma was favorite part, buy a small margin.