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.
chandler0201 (632) - 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.
icehawk (598) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light straw with short lasting foamy white head. Organic aroma with hint of basil. Peppery finish.
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, 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.
jtd6628 (357) - 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!
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.
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
BeeZales (8) - - SEP 17, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Pale yellow color with tiny bubbles. Grassy saison with a strong basil finish. Great mouth feel with developing flavor that gets more grassy as it warms.