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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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3.9
drfabulous (8486) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Draught at Porter Bar. Sophie with that pleasant dry saison taste and addition of grapefruit, and I thought I picked up some peach. Really nice.

3.7
radagast83 (8321) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Well I had had some Sofie before, but this didn’t even resemble it’s base beer. Poured a vibrant, hazy golden peach hue with a thick white head like meringue. Aroma is full on grapefruit - the rind really comes out in this one. Flavor is like a juicy, tart grapefruit - almost like just drinking a glass of that. Nice tart notes, spice character still remains just enough. I think I had hoped for a little bit more with this one, I like grapefruit but it unfortunately made this one a bit one-note for me. I don’t think I could handle more than a pint of this one at a time unless it radically changes as it warms.

3.8
JaBier (8178) - 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.

3.9
PhillyCraft (7738) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Pours hazy golden with medium white head, good lacing. Notes of clean brett, yeast, lemon citrus, wood, apples, and spice. Body is refreshing and crisp. Nice brew from bud.

3.5
Strykzone (7586) - 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.

4.1
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Draft. Golden pour with white head. Citrus, coriander, Belgian fruit aroma with some lighter Brett tones. Dry flavored saison with some vinous tones, spices and gentle tartness.

3.9
Iphonephan (7197) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2013
On draft at Churchkey in DC. Pours a clear gold with a frothy white head. Aroma of sour apple with some feint vinegar notes. Lovely flavor with apple and some tart cherry notes. Crisp tart finish.

4.1
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Sampled on tap at Goose Belgian Fest (Chicago, IL). Pours a well hazed golden straw pour, a healthy offwhite head dies to a thicker film that laces ok. Aromas are vibrant genuine grapefruit, a touch of mint, fruit oils, bread, oranges, oak. Really strong grapefruit rind, real rind. Nitial islighter end of medium bodied with a powerful citrusy grapefruit bite. Very powerful, with lots of rind, grapefruit juice. Touches of oak, white wine, oranges. A touch of mellower bready sweetness. Finish is lingering tart grapefruit and touches of bread. Up front really brings the grapefruit. Solid. Really interesting display of grapefruit, a bit cool on the palate. Aroma is incredible. It is almost like drinking grapefruit juice, something I love. Best beer of the fest as far as new beers with huge vibrant flavors and highly drinkable.

4.4
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Draft at coles. LOVE this beer. Not even a grapefruit fan. Slightly hazed blonde pour. Kind of funky, grapefruit heavy, funky yeastiness. Dry finish. Sofie shines here but grapefruit addition puts this over the top. Awesome beer

3.8
ajnepple (6981) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Draft at Tap n Handle. Dark golden appearance with a white head. The aroma is tropical, light citrus, tart fruitiness with spices, wild yeast and a light funk. Similar flavor, tasty, fruity and tart with a light sour character. Light to medium soft body with a smooth, carbonated feel and a dry finish. NICE.


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