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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The very first batch of beer we brewed on our 15-barrel brewhouse. It’s a rustic farmhouse beer finished with a healthy dose of Coon Rock Farm basil. Like the sweet potato beer, don’t anticipate being hit over the head with basil (though we will have some basil bunches to do that if you’d like). Instead, expect a balanced, refreshing country ale with just a touch of fresh basil on the finish. Try it with panzanella, local cheeses, or just quafff it in a mason jar on the front porch.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11316) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2012
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.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (9999) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8159) - San Diego County, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5898) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5234) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5121) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Growler from Sam’s 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (4772) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2010
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 I’ll look forward to trying it again in the hopes that it’s even more balanced.


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