BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle: Pours with extreme carbonation, so much so that we had to wait about 20 min for the head to settle. While this can sometimes be an indication of infection, it is clear from the aroma and taste that there was no bacteria and/or wild yeast aromas or flavors and suggests simply the possibility of adding too much fermentables for krausening.The aroma is overwhelmingly basil and pepper, so much so that I can’t discern any other scents. Taste is sweet basil up front, spicy basil in the middle, and ends with grassy basil and a watery light cereal taste. Light-medium bodied, very high carbonation. I love Sonoran in general, but this beer is a total failure of a great idea to lightly accent a beer with basil that turned into overwhelming basil. There is definitely a refreshing quality to the basil flavor, but I would much prefer it not to completely dominate all other flavors.
Mora2000 (5162) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma is full of juniper and grapefruit. The flavor has some strong basil, grapefruit, biscuit and pepper notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
alexsdad06 (3857) - Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma has grapefruit, sweet character, herbal, some spice and a light funk. The flavor was much of the same, but came off more dry than I would have expected.
blklab2007 (1782) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle as an extra! Pour has a rich golden color and a huge off white head that took up most of the glass on the initial pour. Aroma has wet herbs, basil, and some yeast though the basil is much bigger than anything else. Mouth feel is light and the carbonation is very high. Flavor has wet herb bitterness, basil, and some light grains. The basil is just so strong and leaves no room for anything else to shine.
GranvilleTim (1413) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Dakine. Slightly clouded yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is basil and it reminds me of my herb garden. Taste is basilat the front followed by a light grapefruit flavor and some sweetness. Very refreshing beer. This beer leaves a clean palatte. Nice lacing. The grapefruit is more noticable in the finish. Makes me want a pizza or some pasta.
Tmoney99 (9645) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured hazy yellow color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy herbal and floral aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet & herbal flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of juniper, basil, pepper, florals, stone fruit, and grass. Flavor of basil, citrus, juniper, pepper, tangerine, and florals.
DrSilverworm (4106) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, thanks to MikedR. Shared 3 ways. Pours a hazy yellow - orange color. Thin white head, few loose dots of lace. Very interesting pungent grapefruit aroma, works very well with the earthy cooking herbs in here. Light body. Soft, smooth carbonation. Nice long zesty sweet herbal aftertaste. Big flavor, for such a light beer. Nice zesty sweet flavor, and savory taste with the herbs. I think this is an awesome light session ale. Really unique, tasty flavor for a beer, and a big amount of it too, for the ABV. Impressive.
blutt59 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bomber thanks to bu11zeye, golden pour with some white foam, herbal juniper and citrus notes with a thin finish
mikedR (742) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very light pour. Highly carbonated. Beautiful bouquet of basil on the nose. And, for what it's worth, that is the primary flavor. Lingering taste of mint. An interesting brew.
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thirdeye11 (5343) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) cloudy gold, ring of fine white bubbles. Nose of abundant italian sweet basil, ruby red grapefruit, brown sugar, and white table sugar. Taste of sweet basil, light ruby red grapefruit but not bitter at all, citrus zest, watermelon, really unique refreshing beer. Light and effervescent natural carbonation.