Gachupines (784) - 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.
brian60625 (721) - Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Bad Apple in Chicago. Big lemon-citrus mixed with tart apple cider in the aroma. Appearance is a pale yellow with deep foam on top that disappears quickly. Taste was yeasty, sweet, tart, citrus and fruit abundant, cider-ish. It’s a good, light, sparkling white wine-oriented fruit beer. Palate was lively with carbonation but light in body. Overall, good and mouth coating with flavor. Even though this isn’t my favorite style, cheers to Goose Island for making a pale-colored and bold fruit beer.
Emeister84 (653) - 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.
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.
valpoaj (606) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap pour - deep golden with almost no head upon presentation. Aroma is full of grapefruit, sour apple, spice and a hint of funkiness - some white wine-like characteristics - and good overall! Flavor is delicious - although it had been a while, I seem to feel the base Sofie coming through, but the extra layers of sour grapefruit, a vinous character, an added dryness and lots of yeast come through. Palate is good - keeps you coming back for more. Very enjoyable drink - wish I could get this one again!
dogfishho (583) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
It's unusual to get a fruit beer like this that is so sweet but well balanced. Tastes like candied grapefruit rinds on top of a decent base Belgian golden ale. So refreshing. The best shandy ever!
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rhsiung (547) - USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
definite wow. like hoppy except sweet instead of bitter. on tap at 25th anniversary party. rating #10!
SpongeRuiner (526) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Slows BBQ. Really nice and refreshing look. Followed by very tropical flavors as soon as it hits and gets a little funky towards the end.
Bule (511) - California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a hazy pale brown color without any head. A little flat. Not much sourness but good hints of grapefruit.
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!