Benzai (12588) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle [from Euro Swap 2016-2, thanks to Anstei] @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Hazy pale yellow color, average sized white head. Aroma is pesto and basil. Weird and not horrible, but in a beer...? Not my thing. It also tastes like pesto and basil. I don’t like it, but it’s drinkable. A full bottle would be tough though.
DutchDrebus (5503) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ benzai. Hazy very pale yellow colour with a small to medium sized white head. Smells soup, pesto, basil. Tastes weird, herbs, basil. Medium body, slightly fizzy carbo.
Jorn69 (2549) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Backlog...................... Sample @ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival 20140329.
CH-303 (1896) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow, huge amount of long-lasting creamy head.
Aroma: Wheat, citrus, slightly metallic.
Taste: Lots of fruit, citrus. Some wheat and herbs. Good.
Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 4.50
Info: 23/10-2015, BB: 31/12-2015
Rasmus40 (16677) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Bishops Arms Savoy, Malmö. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and moderate herbal. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 100715
SinH4 (2306) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow color with white head. Basilic aroma, spicy, a bit citrus. Overall boring. A spicy wit beer which is a bit off.
AbouAli (195) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pale straw-like, floral, citrus, cloudy, minimal head, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, average carbonation, the basilic is light with a little touch of wheat. Not bad at all.
King_Alex_II (1095) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 4, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange color with no foam at all. Thin smell, basil notes between shy witbeer smell. The taste focused on the basil taste which works sufficiently well. On second note it becomes rather boring. It stays a refreshing solid beer with an interesting note. Nice beer with an overall bonus for the experiment.
thebeertourist (5170) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle at Fork & Bottle, Zurich. Cloudy, pale yellow colour, explosive opening. Acidic lemon aroma blending with basil. Strong acidic fruity flavours moderated by bitter basil and a hint of coriander. Absolutely interesting.
eduardovl (1302) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 330ml served in a pint glass.
A Belgian Witbier style beer spiced with Basil.
A: Pours a cloudy pale yellow color forming a small white thin bubbled head that disappears quickly leaving thin chunks of lacings in the glass.
S: Spicy. Basil is evident. Reminds pesto sauce :). Also notes of a Belgian Witbier: Wheat, orange zest, coriander, bready yeasts and flowery hops. Not bad.
T: Follows the nose. Strong notes of spices: Basil, coriander, orange zest. Strong notes of pale malts and wheat. Upfront is slightly sweet. In overall, it’s slightly sweet too, but not overwhelming. Mild hops bitterness as expected.
M: Light watery body. Medium carbonation. Pesto aftertaste.
O: Good drinkability. That’s the first time that I drink a beer tempered with basil. Interesting experience.
[ BA Review @ 8/17/2013 ]