bytemesis (3318) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours hazy butterscotch, small white head, dissipates quickly, some lacing. Aroma is funky, fruity, grapefruit. Flavor is light sweet, zesty bitter, grapefruit, Brett funkiness. Medium body.
Kinz (3307) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mekong. Aroma was tart citrus and slight funk. Flavor matched with a thinnish grapefruit finish. Pleasant enough, but a bit thin, and I liked the original better.
reggiedunlop (3109) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a hazy blond with a thin white head. aroma has notes of citrus rind, funk, grapefruit, and white rind. flavor has lots of rind and light notes of funk, oak, grapefruit, and white wine...mild spice. mouthfeel is light and the finish is dry with light tropical fruits, spice, and a winey note creeping in.
callmemickey (2884) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden orange body, medium sized white head, spotty lacing. Grapefruit, a little musty oak, some citrus, and yeast. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, some acidity, solid finish. I was more than content with just one, however.
tgncc (2830) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is light funk, grapefruit. Hazy yellow appearance, white head. The flavor is fruit, tart, sour, barnyard, grapes. The finish is tart fruit, grapes. Medium in body. Good.
DrnkMcDermott (2810) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Full disclosure: I tasted this while pouring for GI at the Blarney Stone Brew Fest in June. And my notes were very hasty. Sophie is already a favorite beer for me. This one is cloudy in my cup, and offers up a scent of grapefruit, but also some live Belgian yeast. Big tart taste, and nothing like the grapefruit radlers running around. Just a full on Belgian beer with plenty of sour that’s easily recognized as grapefruit. Luckily the base beer is still pretty sweet as a counter.
madvike (2759) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Madison’s pre-GTMW event - Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Nose is orange juice/orange soda, a touch of coriander, and light pale malt. Super refreshing. Taste is like a mimosa--light and orangey, with pale malt, coriander, and a touch of yeast. Smooth and really gently carbonated. This was fantastic.
Steve_0 (2757) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour froma growler courtesy of Josh. Big thanks for this one buddy! Pour is clear orange with a big white he’s sand good lacing. Fruity, grapefruity, slightly spicy, soapy, white wine, pears, and green apples. Taste is fruity, grapefruity, lemon, pears, oaky, light pepper, Chardonnay, and and dough with a light tart finish. Light body with medium carbonation. Super tasty beer and perfect for summer. Pumped I got a chance to try this one.
AdamJackson (2689) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Insane straw clarity
Nice zesty tart aroma and horsey funk
Very juicy and sweet. Tasty Brett funk. Very bright and the grapefruit changes this beer for the better. Pretty insane. I’m not a sofie fan. This changes it
Huhzubendah (2618) - Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Whole Foods in Alaexandria, VA.
The beer is light golden with a small, white cap. The aroma brings tropical fruit, floral hops, saison yeast, and more. Wine barrel and grapefruit character just shines in the flavor. Oh my. Ridiculously tasty. Juicy and refreshing, teeming with flavor. Well beyond the quality of the standard Sofie. I ordered three pints and two growlers to take home. Highly recommended.