Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of fresh citrus, yeast, herbal hops, white wine. The taste is big grapefruit notes, herbal notes, bread, spice, herbal hops, tannins, cider apples. Medium bodied. Nice.
drfabulous (3824) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Porter Bar. Sophie with that pleasant dry saison taste and addition of grapefruit, and I thought I picked up some peach. Really nice.
b3shine (5127) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to snifter at Neonís. Looks good for the style; a slightly hazy orange with thin white lacing. Smells. And tastes good too; woody and a little yeasty with a heavy but pleasant grapefruit presence. Nice on the palate too. Great beer, and a major improvement to the base.
beerbaaron (1126) - Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden. Small white head with wispy retention and drippy lace. Aroma is fruity, a little sour, grapefruit, dusty. Flavor is sweet grapefruit, orange, wood and spice - very nice. Medium body, soft and so very drinkable; would have this at breakfast. . Some dryness in finish.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Clear lustrous yellow with a fizzy white head. Nice floral grapefruit, passion fruit, and light wine barrel aroma and taste with some nice tropical fruit and nectar notes and a soft lively palate. Very good.
Emeister84 (860) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrus and tropical fruit on the nose, with some notes of honey graham cracker. Mostly clear, very light peachy hue, with a fairly lasting, white head. Off-dry, fruity, and with subtle notes of golden earth. Light bodied, refreshing, and with nice lingering, fresh fruitiness.
TheEpeeist (3272) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Maxís. Clear straw with white froth. Nose is funk, grass and citrus peel. Medium light with crisp sparkling carb. Taste is yeast, grapefruit juice and slight toffee. Too good; i could drink this all day.
Iphonephan (3015) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Churchkey in DC. Pours a clear gold with a frothy white head. Aroma of sour apple with some feint vinegar notes. Lovely flavor with apple and some tart cherry notes. Crisp tart finish.
MadRobin (1829) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 4 oz. sampler at R.D.F. in Gallery Place, Washington, DC.
Clear, yellow straw color with a large off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of grapefruit, grapes, white wine, yeast, black pepper, oak and vanilla.
Taste of white wine, black pepper, sweet grapefruit, yeast, banana, grapes and vanilla.
Medium/light body and medium carbonation.
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radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Churchkey. Well I had had some Sofie before, but this didnít even resemble itís base beer. Poured a vibrant, hazy golden peach hue with a thick white head like meringue. Aroma is full on grapefruit - the rind really comes out in this one. Flavor is like a juicy, tart grapefruit - almost like just drinking a glass of that. Nice tart notes, spice character still remains just enough. I think I had hoped for a little bit more with this one, I like grapefruit but it unfortunately made this one a bit one-note for me. I donít think I could handle more than a pint of this one at a time unless it radically changes as it warms.