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Saint James Sophia D’Oren

Saint James Sophia D’Oren
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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Named after the pretty Italian actress. High temperature and open fermentation lends a slightly tart aroma of lemongrass and coriander, leading into a complex palate of citrus and dark fruit with a slightly dry tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (5751) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Not sure if this was on tap or a bottle pour, but I got it at Harry’s Hofbrau in San Leandro. It pours a pinkish orange color with a small white head. The aroma has some gummy bears and watermelon jolly rancher. A little bready malt. The flavor has more depth with nice spice, a little funk and good fresh plum and raspberry. Not very sour or super funky but the subtle bread and spice notes to go along with the nice fruit character is very compelling. Good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5732) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2014
GABF 2014. Another sour beer, after the plum lambic I just tasted. I pick up some red wine and a little vinegar; acidic, and some fruit flavor. I am wondering if this has plums also.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4864) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
GABF 2014. Hazy yellow color with no head. Fruity plum aroma. Bone dry. Slightly hoppy. Quite fruity and tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2014
GABF 2014 Rating (Denver, CO). Pours a hazy yellow hue, bit of an orange kiss with decent glow, frothy whitish head as a decent layer atop, ok lacing. Aromas are gentle plum and dark fruit, wet oak, touches of vanillin and lactic acidity. Lemon, citrus, touches of funk and cobwebs. Initial is lighter end of medium, tannic plum, some gentle oak, wine and mellow lactic acidity. Mellow sourness. Funk, and spiciness. Gentle bread, straw. Some yogurty feel into the middle. Backend is yogurty and tart, decent plum, touches of dark fruit, mellow oak and funk, a bit more cobwebby brett as we finish. Gentle but well done, mellow brett and sourness hit a bit and don’t overwhelm. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10109) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"A little mellower on the brett influence (they added it late to eat the plum sugar) than I’d hoped for, but that said, this was still possibly my favorite beer there. Belgian spice aspects combined well with a mellow fruitiness from the plums and a dry barnyard finish. Interesting to see what this could do over time."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Yeast and light spice aroma. Tart and spice flavor with yeast. Medium bodied. Tart and brett linger with light malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 22, 2013
On tap @ Brasserie St. James. Golden orange pour with a white head. Really floral nose. Some malt sweetness, yeast, grass, and tons of fruit. A bit of lemon zest, white pepper, and coriander. Excellent flavor. Lightly sweet, some yellow plum, lemon, and white grape. Yeast, white pepper, and a bit of coriander. Nice crisp finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
penstemon (224) - Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Golden with a thin white head. Aroma of clove, coriander, maybe slight banana, bread, a bit sweet and fruity. Taste of bread, fermented plums, a hint of citrus/coriander, and Belgian yeast. Finishes fairly dry with just a slight bitterness. The plum comes through subtly, this is pretty much a golden Belgian with a slight twist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (2336) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Draft at St James. Dark yellow pour. Nose with some spice, clove, Belgian sugar. Taste similar with a nice bitterness. Definitely some fruit on the finish. Long lasting on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9006) - Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Draft at Saint James. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized white head. The description on the menu said they used pluots in this and they came through more in the flavor. The aroma was fruity, but I wouldn’t necessarily say pluots; yeast, some sweeter malts and perhaps a touch of candi sugar. The flavor adds some mild spices and doughy malt to the other characteristics of the nose. The pluots come through a bit more. This tends toward the dry side.

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