BrewDad (5328) - 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.
sonnycheeba (5040) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours mostly clear straw yellow. Aroma is basil, pislner and wheat malt, lemon zest, light spice, and faint banana. Flavor is dry and grassy with some basil and citrus notes, light bitterness, and a lingering grassy finish. Light body.
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.
emacgee (4598) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very cloudy/muddy yellow with thin wisps of white head. First thing that needs to be fixed on this is the appearance, once it has any degree of clarity and some head/head retention itíll be a nice looking beer. Nose is a bit minty/basily, some lemon zest and yeast esters, mildly spicy. Flavor is a tad thin, zesty, notes of basil and mint, mild leafy feel, lemony, mildly yeasty. Palate shows a low carbonation and bitterness.
maxwelldeux (4348) - 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 (4188) - 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.
TURDFERGUSON (4045) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours super super cloudy with a small head. Looks homebrewish. Nose is better with some lemongrass, basil, citrus, earth. Flavor is similar but when combined tastes a little messy and muddled. Missing a crispness on the end that I love in a well made farmhouse/ saison. Not a bad effort, but it can and hopefully will be much better.
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.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, 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.
OldGrowth (3234) - 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.