Summer Basil - Fullsteam Brewery
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Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
4.1/5 rDev +5.4%
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.
04-04-2013 00:34:24 | More by blackie
4.29/5 rDev +10.3%
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.
01-09-2013 03:15:23 | More by Thorpe429
4/5 rDev +2.8%
Best before 10/12/12 per growler cap.Poured into an imperial nonic a lemony color with athinner wispy white head,very good carbonation to the beer,it had a look kinda like lemonade with carbonation.Yeasty phenols with sweet basil in the back end,seems like a Belgian pale "table" beer to me so far.Bready malts with yeasty phenols on the palate,again there is a nice subtle sweet basil note in the finish.As I drink more I get a light shot of white pepper in the finish as well.This isn't bad,it's very Belgian in style with the phenols going on but it's really good.A great summer quaffer,nice job here.
08-17-2012 20:27:29 | More by oberon
4.05/5 rDev +4.1%
Growler shared by Thopre, thanks. Beer is yellow / amber, clear with a white head, some bubbles, nice retention, some lacing, moderate to low carbonation.
Aroma is sweet with basil, smells good.
Beer tastes like basil and yeast, flowers, not overly strong, just a solid beer, a very nice, light lawnmower beer to me.
08-03-2012 16:19:22 | More by drabmuh
4.18/5 rDev +7.5%
Very fresh growler from Bottle Revolution: "Best Before 09/03/12"
Foggy straw yellow under a large, though fleeting, airy pure white head. Fresh basil hits the nose immediately. Sweet pale malt, pepper, maybe some clove and licorice. Basil upfront in the flavor, well integrated with fresh grain. Subtly sweet, crackery malt, light lemon, very mild yeasty funk melding with the herbalness. Creaminess in both aroma and flavor. Pretty light, drying, and solidly crisp. Super refreshing. I think this is a little less basil-forward than what I had last year, which is a good thing. Not super Belgian-y overall, but quite satisfying and appropriate for the summer season.
07-09-2012 01:32:25 | More by wedge
4.1/5 rDev +5.4%
Pour is cloudy light yellow, looks alot like the Beasley's Honey White. Decent half inch light white head.
The smell is pretty good. Lots of spicy peppery Saison yeast esters (more spicy clove than anything). Sweet malt backbone, but I dont get a ton of basil, just a small hint that melds in with the yeast flavors.
Now this is how to mix herbs and yeast. wow. Lots of spiciness from both the yeast and basil. Black pepper, super spicy clove, and overly spicy basil come out, but not enough to overpower anything. Theres a slightly sweet thing from the malt that balances out what would be too spicy.
It finishes super clean and light. i like this one alot.
07-04-2012 23:57:49 | More by VncentLIFE
Summer Basil from Fullsteam Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.