jtd6628 (361) - 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. It’s 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 it’s in season.
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 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.
UNCCTF (518) - 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; I’ve 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 can’t wait to have it again next year.
bubbleflubber (2156) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Bruisin’ Ales Teaser Tasting. Pours cloudy with a diminished sudsy head. A huge bouquet on this one! Nice, of saison and farmhouse grains and multiple herbs. Lots of clove and basil flavors, with a sweet and spicy finish, almost numbing via the cloves. On the palate, it’s a very easy quaff with a smooth mouthfeel, round body and subtle carbonation. Very tasty!
Tmoney99 (13344) - 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.
woodychevy (841) - - JUL 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can from Swamp Rabbit Grocery with bike ride. Perfect pairing with a hot summers day and bikes. Crisp and light. Farmhouse notes complement rather than overpower the basil. Some grass and pepper in there. Farmhouse ales have been said to be brewed to to" refresh, sustain and comfort a hard-working body and mind" and this does exactly that.
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 don’t recall having anything with this much basil flavor. Good stuff.
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.
DrSilverworm (9671) - 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