emacgee (4613) - 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.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Okay, wow, this is a bright light yellow beer thatís not letting any light through. Looks a bit intimidatingly thick. Nose show lemon, basil, yeast, and wheat. Almost like a wit meets a saison. Nice but nothing special. The basil is thankfully relatively mild. Tastes like it smells for the most part, but with a bit more of the wheatiness. Not bad at all.
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.
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
b3shine (8180) - Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Pours yellow white head - Nose/taste of basil, lemongrass and bubblegum - medium body
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 donít 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.
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at ChurchKey. Hay, bread, floral, herbs, grass, barnyard, leaves, banana. Thin and big on basil. Refreshinh, but not much going on.
suprchunk (2964) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very brilliant, very light straw colored pour. Not much head, but what is there is eggshell white. No lacing. Very nice basil note with some lemon notes. Taste is creamy bitter lemon. Dry.
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.