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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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. Its okay that this plow-to-pint beer doesnt always taste the same. Its a beautiful thing.
Availability: Summer, 22oz bombers at our tavern and select markets, including the Durham Farmers Market. 5% ABV.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6191) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2015
I kinda wish this one were, I dont know, basilier? Pretty sure thats not a word, but you know what I mean. I mean, its there, but in the background. Still a very enjoyable beer...

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (5921) - 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, its a perfect combination.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobertDale (5796) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Can. Pours a somewhat hazy pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, yeast, and spice. Taste is citrus, yeast, malt, and some basil. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5486) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2012
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AMber in color, hazy with a thin head. Nice easy Basil aroma and flavor. Easy drinking ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Growler from Sams in Durham. Served in a Full Steam shaker pint. Pours a fairly-clear golden with a nice white head. Nose carries light basil and faint notes of spice and pepper. Very light, base saison behind a nice herbal presence. Really tasty and well-integrated. Extremely refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4652) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Pours a very cloudy/muddy yellow with thin wisps of white head. First thing that needs to be fixed on this is the appearance, once it has any degree of clarity and some head/head retention itll be a nice looking beer. Nose is a bit minty/basily, some lemon zest and yeast esters, mildly spicy. Flavor is a tad thin, zesty, notes of basil and mint, mild leafy feel, lemony, mildly yeasty. Palate shows a low carbonation and bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4516) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2016
16 oz can served in a lager glass. May 2016 canning date. The body is hazy and very light yellow with a touch of green. Decent white head on top. Relatively delicate and clean flavor for style. Vegetative rather than fruity, but not in a bad sense. Vaguely herbal rather than obviously basil flavored. Tart aroma. Medium-light body with medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (4429) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Draft at Brewpub. Not getting much off the nose. Pours golden with a thin white head. Cant quite place the taste but its flavorful. It has some similarities to a saison but it has some extra smoothness that I cant place.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (4358) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Very interesting brew. Poured with a moderate head and a slightly cloudy golden color with just a tinge of green. Decent notes of basil in smell and taste. You almost feel healthy drinking this one...


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