DrnkMcDermott (2738) - 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.
JHeath99 (421) - - MAR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours a light transparent gold with a thin layer of cream colored head. Aroma of sour and fruit. Sour really comes through on the taste with a bit of funk.
Caeneal (5) - Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at yogis. 12 oz pour. Rich yellow with little foam. Smell is sour bread and fruit. Taste is sharper and sour than expected. Grapefruit on the nose and on the finish. Te finish was unexpectedly nice. The grapefruit lingers and makes me want to sip slower.
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jkwood04 (3247) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle that was properly bottled from a keg in a tulip. Pours hazy amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, spicy yeast, pale and caramel malts, some light oak, and light fruits. Flavor the same with a great blend. Smooth texture. A really good beer.
nuplastikk (4089) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Dexters. Filtered yellow orange. Creamy, soapy white head. A lot of flavor, but comes off a touch harsh for the moderate ABV. Some vinous champagne, white wine notes. The grapefruit comes across, juicy, not hoppy. More fruit tones and balance come out the more you sip at it. Pretty good.
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap at Black Bottle, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of white fruit, peach, pear, some mango and pineapple as well, hints of grass, spice notes, touch of biscuit, yeast. Taste is a mix of biscuit, bread and yeast into nice white fruit, peach, pear, some slight pineapple, mango, hints of yeast, slight spice notes, finishing with some earth, slight tart fruit.
burg326 (3085) - Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a yellow color from the growler with aromas of bread, tartness, light grapefruit, and some hay. Flavors are the same a light sour with some grapefruit thrown in. Decent beer overall.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
99 c’mon people. What are you a bunch of sheep? This beer is not that good. Reminds me of New Belgium Pluot. Which I hated. Not as bad as that though. You do get a hint of grapefruit in the nose. Yuck!
barn0216 (345) - 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.
bytemesis (2422) - 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.
HonkeyBra (3060) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on tap at the Tap House in Lemont. Bright golden pour with a white head. Aroma of grapefruit, mid barrel notes, some dry yeast notes as well. Flavor is mostly grapefruit juice with touches of grapefruit rind. Some barrel notes, some yeast notes. Mild esters. Medium bodied, bright and effervescent, mouthfeel. Quite drinkable. Very nice.