DRAFT REVIEW: Honey Basil Ale

Basil counters this amber beer’s sweet caramel and honey notes. A garden-fresh aroma is almost all bold basil, but honey hints add a sweet note and draw out light caramel scents. A sturdy caramel base contrasts the mouth-gripping basil, creating a balance between sweet and earthy. Firm bitterness takes over just before the swallow, blending with honey for a dry finish with basil remaining on the tongue.