phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Goose Island crew was walking down the line for BCS variants with pitchers of this at GTMW 2013. Pours a clear gold with a smallish white head. Notes of pale and bready and sweet malts, sugars, straw, and a lot of grapefruit juice. Some bitterness from the rind. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a funky, fruity, then dry mouthfeel. I liked this but give the edge to regular Sofie.
BVery (7881) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Town Hall Lanes in Minneapolis. Clear light golden pour. Grape, white wine, and grapefruit nose and taste. Sweet and tasty.
tastybeer (1847) - Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Straw gold pour, white head, good retention/lace. Aroma of grapefruit, light barrel, white wine, bread. Taste is tart, lightly bitter, grapefruit, citrus, grain. Palate is dry, higher carbonation, tart finish.
Atom (1751) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Republic 7c, pour a bright yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of grapefruit and Belgian yeast. Tons of grapefruit mix nicely with yeast sweet and tart. Yum!
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on tap at Wild Monk. Served in a tulip.
A: Pours a clear gold color with a thick white head forming on the pour. Recedes slowly to a thick cap that leaves tons of soapy lace down the glass.
S: Huge grapefruit. on the nose. A ton of bright zest and intense flesh. The sweetness of the grapefruit is captured and it doesn’t impart any tart or acidic notes. The base is only mildly present in the nose.
T: The grapefruit is much subdued in the taste which is a slight disappointment. The base saison is much more prevalent with some light peppery notes and fruity esters. Sweet wheat notes with some light zesty grapefruit. Mild pithy bitterness.
M: Very light and crisp with a medium high carbonation. Great drinkability. Zesty sweet finish.
O: The nose was fantastic, but the taste was lacking that grapefruit pop and was not all that different from regular Sofie. Having said that I still enjoyed this beer and would gladly have it again.
Serving type: on-tap
barn0216 (501) - California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Clear golden color, no foam. Fruity saison aroma, inflected with grapefruit. Flavor is same, slightly bitter, a little Brett character. Dry. Tasty but not amazing.
Travlr (15617) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear pale yellow color, white edge head. Aroma of dusty and mildly funky peach fuzz. Taste is softly sour peppery lemon. Nice.
northropfrye (2600) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange body, nice white head. Definite citrus aroma. Some sourness, cream, citrus, banana. Nice beer.
Theydon_Bois (12570) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Max Burger, Longmeadow, 18/05/13.
Clear pale golden with a thin white head that retains well.
Nose is sour gooseberries, lemon curd, funk, grass, tarte citric fruit notes, farmy.
Taste comprises soured fruits, grass, sugar, pinch of corriander, apple, funk, light spice.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, some gentle bitterness in a farmy fruity finale.
Decent saison (fruit beer).
50belair (2929) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler via Whole Foods, if you can freakin’ believe that. Clear pale yellow pour with a white head. Barrel aromas. Dry with muted fruit and mild yeast notes. Decent mouthfeel and body.