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Summer Basil - Fullsteam Brewery

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Summer Basil
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87
very good

62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: atsprings on 07-06-2010)
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-14-2013 17:50:00 | More by KevinGordon
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abernethyj

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

07-09-2013 21:26:52 | More by abernethyj
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

07-06-2013 05:20:28 | More by kristougher
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Amedlin18

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -23.1%

06-22-2013 20:31:34 | More by Amedlin18
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rabiddawg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-06-2013 01:16:13 | More by rabiddawg
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-24-2013 15:00:10 | More by AngusOg
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njpencook

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

05-15-2013 02:42:23 | More by njpencook
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

04-24-2013 03:04:40 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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blackie

California

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
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
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plinythederek

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

02-25-2013 02:23:54 | More by plinythederek
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +10%
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
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adam_e

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

11-19-2012 21:04:44 | More by adam_e
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oberon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: growler

08-17-2012 20:27:29 | More by oberon
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-15-2012 23:31:54 | More by Axnjxn
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therope

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-08-2012 23:34:30 | More by therope
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: growler

08-03-2012 16:19:22 | More by drabmuh
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SlowWideTurns

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-17-2012 10:47:26 | More by SlowWideTurns
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Jason_Quad


4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-09-2012 20:23:33 | More by Jason_Quad
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wedge

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: growler

07-09-2012 01:32:25 | More by wedge
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally.

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2012 23:57:49 | More by VncentLIFE
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Beerness

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-03-2012 17:14:53 | More by Beerness
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-15-2012 12:40:07 | More by ncstateplaya
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jsanford

Georgia

4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Brewvival 2012

Pours a clear gold with a soapy white head. Strong aromas of tart lime juice, crisp malt, honey, and a bunch of basil. Taste is similarly herbal, with a good amount of basil and mint and a wonderfully tart base of lemon, lime, and honey. Mouthfeel is very crisp, with a smooth medium body and good carbonation. A great Summertime beer that I wish I had regular access to.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2012 17:29:02 | More by jsanford
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GTB

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

03-04-2012 21:38:22 | More by GTB
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Lob

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

02-27-2012 15:22:05 | More by Lob
Summer Basil from Fullsteam Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.