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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
60% Ale Aged in barrels with grapefruit rind and juice, 40% Ale (Base Sofie)

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3.8
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2013
On Tap. Pours a hazy gold/yellow, ample frothy slightly off white head. Fruit and citrus aroma, light. Taste is an interesting mix of fruit and lemon zest. Nice summer beer with a good mouthfeel and slightly dry finish.

3.8
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Hazy copper, thin small bubbled oily white head. Juicy dry nose, light dusty earth and peppercorn. Lightest brett. Dry, crisp flavor, lemon finishes heavy dust, bit of a short finish. Bit of plastic and egg through finish.

3.5
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
At the Beer Belly / Goose Island Migration event. Pours a light yellow. Getting a few citrus notes but this is pretty soft in flavor. Super mellow. Fruit is in the back seat. Getting some tea like tannins. Quite nice.

3.6
DietPepsican (1591) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Tap @ red’s. Murky gold with a nice white head. Citrusy grapefruit aroma with some layers of funkiness, earth, notes of pepper. Dry finish, bubbly. Pretty interesting.

4.2
Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Pours a clear golden with a white head. Nice grapefruit citrus nose. Not as much breadiness with this one, but its there. Taste has the funk with the grapefruit and bitter dryness on the finish. Excellent.

3.9
piscator34 (2529) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
Draft sample. Pale gold in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of pilsner malt, lemon rind, green herbs, and white pepper. Great complex citrus flavor upfront (lemon, kumquat, white grapefruit), along with more white pepper, vanilla sugar cookies, and a touch of dried wood. Light bodied with a touch of refreshing sourness. Very good.

4
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2013
REVIEW Style: Fruit Beer/Saison ABV: 6.7% Purchased at: Craftsman Table and Tap; Middleton, WI Pour: Golden pour with a thick pillowy head. Aroma: Yeast, grapefruit, earthiness Flavor: A bit of oak, grapefruit, yeast, a bit peppery Ratebeer.com rating: 97 Beeradvocate rating: 95 Overall: A- My recommendation: A perfect summer beer. Really would love to get my hands on a few bottles of this. Terrific brew!

4
vyvvy (6460) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Pours clear golden with a white pillowy head. The aroma has spiciness, grapes, saison earthiness, some light citrus, hints of wine barrel and is very clean and bright. It has a medium body that is quite smooth compared to the regular Sofie and has fairly soft carbonation. The flavor starts with smooth grape, oak, citrus zest, cream, spice and earthiness. The finish has black pepper and funky bugginess. Much smoother and fuller tasting that the regular version and the barrel seems to show more. Very nicely done.

3.5
Strykzone (7355) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2013
On tap at Bigelos. Lightly hazed golden with a small off white layer. The aroma is sourness with fruit. I taste the funky sour yeast with fruit that is surprisingly sweet. This is not sour at all. Vinous effects and woody leather. The bret is tasted late. Interesting.

2.4
gregwilsonstl (2499) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2013
lots of grapefruit rind. Wood? Nearly clearly gold. Pretty damn tart. No head. Bitter like grapefruit rind...(centennial hops)


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