RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Series   ABV: -
Grapefruit halves topped with brown sugar with fresh basil in a glass. If you’re Chief Eddie Matney ; Owner and Head chef of Eddie’s House and Sonoran Brewmaster Zack Schroeder, then the answer is yes, as that is exactly what they brewed up for our summer seasonal Chief Series beer. Both avid fly fisherman Chief Eddie and Zack came up with the recipe for this unique refreshing brew while telling stories and sharing their favorite fishing spots. The Triple F’ honors Chief Eddie’s 3 greatest passions in life; Family, Food and Fly Fishing. Brewed with grapefruit juice from locally grown grapefruit from Zack’s family tree in Tucson brown sugar, an abundance of fresh basil, this brew awakens your taste buds and delights your senses with a balanced tartness of grapefruit, the sweetness of brown sugar and refreshing bite of fresh basil. A portion of the tapping party proceeds go to Chief Eddie’s local charity of choice; Scottsdale Charros. Beat the Arizona heat with the most refreshing and tastiest summer brew in town.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2013
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.

madmitch76 (24980) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
12th April 2014
Hazy gold beer, mahoosive fluffy white head. Palate is airy and minerally crisp. Mild seltzer then a big hit of basil herby fruitiness. Super mild citrus. Crisp finish. Slightly strange but fairly refreshing!

Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
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 (10473) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
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 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2013
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 (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2013
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 (14609) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
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 (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2013
(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 (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
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 (6565) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2013
bomber thanks to bu11zeye, golden pour with some white foam, herbal juniper and citrus notes with a thin finish

mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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