RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Foundation is an ale brewed in collaboration with Gerard Craft, Josh Galliano, Kevin Nashan, Kevin Willmann, and Salt. This collaboration was brought to life by the James Beard nominations, but truly reflects the foundation of culinary excellence that St. Louis offers. Foundation is a blonde ale brewed with fresh ginger, basil, lemon balm, and peach juice. These ingredients were selected in tandem with a list of seasonal ingredients used by all of the chefs and restaurants involved in this project.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (7624) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bomber from TWCP. I rolled it to unseat the yeast sediment. A nice fluffy off white head has decent retention. The beer is dingy golden brown and is hazy. The aroma is herbal with ginger, spices, and peach. Ginger and basil lead the flavors. Lemon is noted more in the after taste and is fairly subtle. The finish is ginger again. Malts and hops are scarce and this beer is all about the additional ingredients. I would love to see what the chefs did with this.

djd07 (15543) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle thanks to beastiefan. Pours a cloudy yellow with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is citrus, lemon zest, ginger. Thin mouthfeel with a nice citrus, ginger, spruce and nice sweet finish, good.

jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2013
22oz bottle shared by beastie @RBWG-JAX-thin white-hazy yellow. A-ginger, lemon. T-sweet lt malt, quickly overtaken by ginger, lemon/basil, spice hops. Interesting.

drowland (9053) - Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle during RBWG 2013. Herbal, Asian herbs, aroma with some spice. Breadiness, light spice, and more herbs on the flavor. Not bad.

hayduke (5634) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
This bottle was sent to me by Strykzone. Thanks Dave. It poured a cloudy gold with a very aggressive off-whte head and a lot of lacing rings. Nose of spices with ginger dominating. Medium in body. Lively carbonated mouth feel. The flavor is dominated by the spices and there is lemon to go with the ginger. Some fruit appears in the finish. Quite tasty and unique.

alexsdad06 (10778) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle shared by phaleslu. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have herbs favoring basil, citrus, additional fruits, and spices, some caramel, lightly toasted and grass. The flavor is a bit softer than the nose. Decent, perhaps given a different setting I ma have enjoyed this more.

DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2013
22oz bottle, shared by phaleslu. Totally hazy, pale yellow color. Good thin white head. Bits of lace. Awesome ginger, lemon peel, floral aroma. Light thai-style spice. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lighter citrus, good lemon orange flavor. Nice zesty, little sweet, moderate bitter. Really enjoyed this. Pretty refreshing, even

phaleslu (10652) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2013
22 oz. bottle from a local STL trade. Pours a semi-cloudy gold color with a small white head. The aroma explodes with all the spices and fruits promised in the description: ginger and basil lead the way, with lemon and peach, pale malts, and other herbs. The flavor is a milder version of the same. Light-bodied, with a dry, spicy, fresh-feeling mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Not for everybody, but I dug it.

Leighton (22297) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle at RBWG. Pours cloudy gold with a fine, white fia head. Big herbal hop nose, pepper. Lots of prominent, herbal hops, spruce and pine. Medum bodied with fine carbonation.

cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle @ home, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks Justin! Pours a fairly clear yellow appearance wi a frothy white head. The basil is very potent in the aroma and the ginger isn’t far behind. There’s also some citrusy and spicy notes to the nose. A bit chewy, cracker malty, huge basil spicy, a bit salty, tangy, light citrusy, moderate ginger flavor. This baby is way over the top for me to drink on its own. Maybe it would be better paired with food.

beernbourbon (1600) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Bottle. Pour is hazy straw with a small white head. Aroma and flavor are: flat coke, light lemon, faint pine, and light tea. The aroma and flavor are similar. Light herb in the finish. This is not my thing. A bit dilute and not much to it.

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