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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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60% Ale Aged in barrels with grapefruit rind and juice, 40% Ale (Base Sofie)

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4.1
valpoaj (745) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2013
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!

3.9
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
On tap in Mt Prospect. Pours hazy darker golden with some orange tints and a white head. Aromas of light wood, bright grapefruit, belgain yeast, light spices, and bready malts. Flavors grapefruit, light bread, spices, wet wood, and a little spices. Finishes dry with grapefruit tang. Really nice.

3.9
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Draft from notes. Pours a hazy yellow. Very soft aroma and taste. Some light tart citrus and a little spicy yeast. Very good overall, i would gladly drink this everyday. Very refreshing.

3.8
Bule (2239) - California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
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.

3.4
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Tap at Lizardville - RR , had during their "which is better sofie or paradisi" event. The punch of the grapefruit really adds a nice tartness to the beer that is missing from Sofie, and it makes it way more flavorful which I really enjoy. I think this one is tasty but for the price meh.

3.4
DrnkMcDermott (3130) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
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.

3.8
jcartamdg (3518) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Pours gold with a thick white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, slightly sweet malt and grapefruit. Taste is bitter from the hops and grapefruit while slightly sweet and malty at the same time, very cool beer.

3.8
JaBier (8156) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Glass at Hal & Al’s on 6/18/13. Clear yellow in color with a thick white head. Aroma of herbs, malt, funk and citrus. Malty and herbal flavor with some grapefruit before a sweet finish. Grapefruit was more subtle than expected. Honestly, I don’t think I’d have been able to pick it out if I didn’t know it was in there. Could probably tell a huge difference if I had it side by side with regular Sofie though.

3.6
brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
On tap at Haven Gastropub. Golden pour with a white head. Strong grapefruit aroma, some white wine, and a bit of spice. Some slight tang, butterscotch, and maybe a touch of oak. Big grapefruit flavor. A bit of buttery chardonnay, oak, and tangy citrus. Spice, yeast, and some bread.

3.9
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Tap in a snifter at Blues Bar. Cloudy marigold color with lots of tiny bubbles streaming toward the top. This is a very full pour into the snifter so I’m not sure if a head normally exists. In this sample there’s a thin white ring literally at the top of the glass. Smells like a glass of Pinot Grigio. In fact, blindfolded I would guess wine in the glass. I get peach and nectarine more than grapefruit. The taste is slightly sweet up front from the juice followed by the familiar farmhouse funk. It finishes by leaving a sour taste in the back of your throat and a wheat malt kiss on the tip of your tongue. It’s a nice blend of sweet and tart. Maybe there’s something wrong with me, but I don’t get that much grapefruit, but that doesn’t hurt the beer.


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