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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Brewed with North Carolina wheat and locally-farmed basil, our most popular summer beer is an ever-changing feast for the senses. Summer Basil evolves over its five-month season, as local basil matures and fermentation temperatures rise. The saison yeast loves our hot summers, responding with a full-on punch of peppery, vibrant flavors. Itís okay that this plow-to-pint beer doesnít always taste the same. Itís a beautiful thing.
Availability: Summer, 22oz bombers at our tavern and select markets, including the Durham Farmerís Market. 5% ABV.

UNCCTF's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UNCCTF (518) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2012
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (5712) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Pounder: Lemon, pesto, pear, and cobwebs aroma. Greenish yellow, clear, thick head. Basil and lemon. Cobweb and celery finish. Light body, moderate carbonation. I really love basil in saisons, itís a perfect combination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (847) - - JUL 25, 2016
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2964) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Draft - Pours yellow white head - Nose/taste of basil, lemongrass and bubblegum - medium body

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5143) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Tallboy can @ home, thanks to jcnielsen. Pours a very light yellow appearance with a white head. Aroma is quite floral / green herbal, a bit twangy, bubblegum, and peppery. Moderate plus sweetness, low bitterness. Lots of green herbs, basil, pineapple, and bubblegum. I wouldnít drink this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6099) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2015
I kinda wish this one were, I donít know, basilier? Pretty sure thatís not a word, but you know what I mean. I mean, itís there, but in the background. Still a very enjoyable beer...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (2359) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Old rating. Straw, grassy saison body with a giant dose of basil. Light and drinkable but not very complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lutz2jm (274) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Out of a bottle drank outside at OBX. Atmosphere adds to this one! Delicious funk with some hints of basil. Really a good beer and different from the "normal" craft beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeeZales (19) - - SEP 17, 2013
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.

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