TiffLuvsBeer (1) - - MAY 20, 2012 does not count
Wow! This beer is so delicious. It’s bone dry and very floral. I had it on tap at the tasting room. They told me it was all European hops (it smells like Saaz). The Harlot has a wonderful Belgian-like flavor ad aroma but is happier and drier than almost all other Belgians I’ve had! I dinged the score because I wish the abv were lower since this could potentially be incredibly sessionable. Anyway, great stuff! MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2015
My Bottom Line:MetalNHopHead (2123) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 12, 2017
Interweaving bubblegum, flowers, honey and citrus move towards a minty, herbal hop finish in this svelte and quenching Belgian-style Blond.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A healthy head of foam covers the translucent golden. Beautiful even from the growler, eh?
-The mouthfeel is fluffy, airy and light.
-This is as easy drinking as you can imagine.
-At times, this feels like Dupont’s little expat cousin.
The Harlot was about just as tasty as The Debutante, the Societe Belgian Ale I enjoyed right alongside it. It had a similar flavor makeup too. The Harlot differentiates itself by having a gold color and more bright yeast esters which make the aroma more champagne-like. Flavor has a fat grain sweetness with yeasty notes of pepper, clove, tropical fruit zest, banana, and stone fruit. Rich, velvety feel. It drinks easy and with a great deal of complexity. Marheb (5982) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2016
(En fût au Bottlecraft Liberty Station): Des malts semi-sucrés, un généreux bouquet d’épices et un tranchant verdoyant parfaitement adéquat. La finale poivre frais est superbe. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
On tap at the brewery as well as a growler. Pours with a crystal clear golden yellow hued body with a lasting white head that leaves good lace. Aromas are very hoppy, herbal and spicy, grassy. Pretty clean yeast wise, low phenol and even less ester (some dried fruit). Low malt character. Overall pretty clean, a touch peppery, nearly pils like. Flavors are dry, earthy, and crisp. Medium hops (grassy, herbal). Nicely dry and quaffable, low bready malt character, some mineral notes. Clean yeast wise with some peppery phenol. Very drinkable, lively bubbles, crisp with a light body. Excellent beer.
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
The pour is clear pale yellow with a big white head. The nose is nice Belgian candy sugar, ginger, cloves, bready pastry and light honey. The taste is medium to low sweet with low bitter again with these guys, great balance. The texture is soft and creamy, the body is light and the finish is huge.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Tap @ PP Carlsbad. Light golden pour with a slick of white foam and steady, semi-aggressive carbonation. Aroma is minimal hops and a pleasant yeast character with slight clove followed by a clean malt profile. Taste is soft clove, light yeast esters, minimal banana, pepper, and complimentary hop bitterness through the finish. Clean mouthfeel going from smooth to crisp. Understated beer but well crafted and quite enjoyable. JK (6249) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2012
GABF 2012, October 12, Friday. Very Belgian in character. Dry with lots of hops and Belgian yeast, but lower alcohol, making me think of Orval or a dry saison. A great beer. bytemesis (8968) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Tap. Pours clear pale golden, medium creamy white head, great lacing. Aroma is grass, pepper, yeast. Flavor is the same, but of lemongrass, honey, a bit herbal, yeast, green pepper corns. Light sweet, little bitterness. Light body, creamy mouthfeel. Nice. GarrettB (1635) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2016
May 9th, 2014 - Societe has been calling, beckoning, inviting me over for most of my time here in San Diego, and today I make the trip, stepping into the old-timey enchantment they’ve cast on their beers, walls and other marketing materials. And the line of tasters (my favorite introduction to a brewery) begins with their Harlot, a medium-light yellow beer with a considerable edge of foam, given the small and stunted glass it suffered in. The aroma is lemony sweet with a carefree wisp of floral essence, and a springtime scent that would be welcome in luxury hotels and open houses everywhere. The palate is fascinating, long, low and powering the flavors, sweet but not cloying, with something that reminds me of snapdragons in my parents’ backyard. This is a very enticing introduction to Societe’s beers, and validates their reputation amongst my colleagues and SD beer scene vets.