Summer Basil - Fullsteam Brewery
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Ratings: 50 | Reviews: 16 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by bonbright7:
4/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I visited the brewery's tavern on Rigsbee Street in Durham where I found this on tap. Cloudy and vibrantly yellow in its appearance, it looked very much to style with a multitude of little bubbles on the sides. The fresh basil aroma was very inviting of the first taste as it seemed to have replaced the hops with its floral elements.
The first taste was a mild revelation as I could seemingly distinguish between the basil and the Saison as well as them both together. Easy drinking in its own way, this was clearly a unique selection to me that was a one round item.
I think the supporting element of Fullsteam's Saison would be just fine on its own merits without additional flavoring, though the Basil element was unique in my visit.
Serving type: on-tap
09-18-2011 10:48:45 | More by bonbright7
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4.1/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Finally getting this one into the system - had it awhile ago, fresh, at the brewpub.
Served in a tall weizen style glass, the beer is an opaque-cloudy golden in color, topped with a nice layer of bone white carbonation, leaving some light lace
Lovely aroma, clean malts, delicately spicy yeast influence, fresh basil aroma in ideal proportion - not exactly subtle, but that's not the point, really nice basil presence, light lemony citrus, grassy.
carbonation lively, body refreshingly light but not thin
Pale malt flavors, crisp and clean, perfect basil flavor - fresh and very complimentary to the style, hops grassy and imparting a refreshing bitterness, some spicy yeast flavors, a little bready at times, quite nice.
Love the implementation of the basil here, matched perfectly to the base, and shows off the best parts of the herb, others herbed this way have been a bit heavy handed.
Serving type: on-tap
04-04-2013 00:34:24 | More by blackie
4.29/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Growler from Sam’s 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.
Serving type: growler
01-09-2013 03:15:23 | More by Thorpe429
Summer Basil from Fullsteam Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.