>>(What is Brew 52? Go back and read about it here.)<<
“…aroma and a hint of sweetness and fresh organic basil to lend a slight herbal note and basil aftertaste…”
This ale has a beautiful scent; it’s bursting with a basil and floral perfume. It’s a big bubbly ale, with a crisp and light texture. The taste however, kind of threw me for a loop. Initially it’s very basil-y, almost potent. The bitterness proudly steps in immediately after, and this is what I find lacking about this ale; the bitterness and the basil have no connection. There’s nothing smooth about this ale, no sweetness, no creaminess. A little too floral and bitter for this beer novice.
I just realized I’m about 5-7 weeks behind. Oy. Looks like I’ll be buying tons o’ beer this week to catch up!