piscator34 (1960) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample. Pale gold in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of pilsner malt, lemon rind, green herbs, and white pepper. Great complex citrus flavor upfront (lemon, kumquat, white grapefruit), along with more white pepper, vanilla sugar cookies, and a touch of dried wood. Light bodied with a touch of refreshing sourness. Very good.
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Style: Fruit Beer/Saison
Purchased at: Craftsman Table and Tap; Middleton, WI
Pour: Golden pour with a thick pillowy head.
Aroma: Yeast, grapefruit, earthiness
Flavor: A bit of oak, grapefruit, yeast, a bit peppery
Ratebeer.com rating: 97
Beeradvocate rating: 95
My recommendation: A perfect summer beer. Really would love to get my hands on a few bottles of this. Terrific brew!
vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear golden with a white pillowy head. The aroma has spiciness, grapes, saison earthiness, some light citrus, hints of wine barrel and is very clean and bright. It has a medium body that is quite smooth compared to the regular Sofie and has fairly soft carbonation. The flavor starts with smooth grape, oak, citrus zest, cream, spice and earthiness. The finish has black pepper and funky bugginess. Much smoother and fuller tasting that the regular version and the barrel seems to show more. Very nicely done.
Strykzone (4912) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bigelos. Lightly hazed golden with a small off white layer. The aroma is sourness with fruit. I taste the funky sour yeast with fruit that is surprisingly sweet. This is not sour at all. Vinous effects and woody leather. The bret is tasted late. Interesting.
gregwilsonstl (1068) - Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
lots of grapefruit rind. Wood? Nearly clearly gold. Pretty damn tart. No head. Bitter like grapefruit rind...(centennial hops)
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Stag’s Head. Pours almost clean gold with a thick, foamy white head. Aroma of light grapefruit rind and juice. Taste is slightly yeasty with significant notes of grapefruit w juice and grassy hops. Finishes juicy and clean. Very refreshing and drinkable. Grapefruit profile becomes more prominent as you drink it, in a good way. Good stuff.
Gachupines (885) - USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden with a thin lacing of white head. Aroma is strong, concentrated grapefruit. Flavor is really dry grapefruit with some light herbs. Very light and fruity, with a strong tartness.
PhillyCraft (3185) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy golden with medium white head, good lacing. Notes of clean brett, yeast, lemon citrus, wood, apples, and spice. Body is refreshing and crisp. Nice brew from bud.
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of great funk: band aid, citrus zest and brett. Pours deep golden with a small head. Taste is nice and yeasty. Pizza dough and grapefruit zest are the heros with slight oak. Light and easy.
DrSilverworm (6317) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster on tap at Neon’s. Clear golden yellow color. Nice bretty, tart aroma. Some moderate citrus-grapefruit, not too much though. Some orange citrus, thin white head, couple bits of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft lighter carbonation. More dry in the finish. Lightly tart taste, very much like a grapefruit is. Hint of oak wood. Light sweet. Great balance of grapefruit, oak, light belgian candy sugar and spices. Some grapefruit / citrus zest. Very enjoyable stuff, pretty balanced and well-done. Definitely an improvement on the base, I think