kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours a hazy yellow caramel color with thick and foamy white head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma is sweet and spicy with notes of caramel, honey, coriander, toffee, yeast and bread. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, toffee, honey, apple, pear, and candy sugar. Lively carbonation with some spice notes toward finish. Generally medium body.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy amber beer with a huge off-white head. Big yeasty aroma with light citrus and spice. Malt, yeast, and spice flavor. Basil comes through after initial taste. Medium bodied. Spice, yeast, and malt linger. Finishes dry.
fishingnet (1047) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours a hazy golden with a one finger white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of yeast, basil, sweet malt, and a hint of banana. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium motuhfeel with a mild amount of bitterness and well hidden alcohol. Good.
durhambeer (2398) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Although I was put off by the fear of what the basil and rice would do to it, I really enjoyed this beer. Lots of tripel fruitiness still comes through and the basil is more of an earthy/herby note than a defining flavor. Nice sugars and yeast. If it had been a bit drier, I think, I might have mistaken this for a Belgian saison. Sweet but in a good way. Hazy golden orange with a big white head.
TheEpeeist (2819) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
25.4 oz bottle. Hazy orange with a beautiful soft peaks, white head. Nose is banana, basil and yeast; spicy with hints of sweetened condensed milk. Quite bubbly with sharp carb. Taste is green banana and basil with a touch of sweetness. A nice twist on the standard.
AgentSteve (1613) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright golden orange pour with a thick, foamy, off white lasting head. The nose and flavor are fruit sweet and spicy. A hint of basil as it warms.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden yellow, CO2, caramel, yeasty, spicey, bready, little fruity, dry finish.
LtDan (1676) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 12, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a big dully yellow with a loose bubbly head. Had aromas of bready yeast and mild bitter hops. Has a burst of cane sugar sweetness that levels off into a nice spicy dryness. Nice level of carbonation. Very balanced and unique.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2008
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
this beer was no good. Poured it out. Like Belgian budweiser. Its not Scottish, but its crap.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another filler rating for the time being. the best bruery beer yet. seventy five characters... here we come.