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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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3.8
jcartamdg (3522) - 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
Bule (2240) - 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.

3.8
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Golden pour small bubbled white head. Aroma of what coriander orange zest a light pepper. Avg pal. Flavor is heavily orange oils on a what beer some light barn blanket in the finish with a good amount of earthy notes. Very nice.

3.8
dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2013
On draught at Fibbers. Pours a hazy straw color with a white head. Aroma is light citrus, wheat and some lemon. Taste is semi sweet. The grapefruit is pretty gentle and although I had hoped it to have more citrus, this was still a good beer.

3.8
nuplastikk (6417) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2013
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.

3.8
edgallow (4377) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2014
12 oz draft pours golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus, malts, bread and fruit. Taste is grapefruit, malts and grass.

3.7
jredmond (8518) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Draft at Pony Bar HK. Pours a light hazy orange body with nice thin crisp, carbonated lacing. Aroma is great tart, sour funk, oak and fruit juice. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet sugar, hibiscus, almost a Jolly Pumpkin like sour tartness. A touch of grapefruit and honey juice.

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.

3.7
Drake (14062) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Draft at Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of fresh citrus, yeast, herbal hops, white wine. The taste is big grapefruit notes, herbal notes, bread, spice, herbal hops, tannins, cider apples. Medium bodied. Nice.

3.7
egajdzis (6693) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Hazy golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, vanilla, wood, spices, and light alcohol. Taste of sweeter grapefruit, citrus, spices, wood, and a dry finish.


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