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Soul Shine - Starr Hill Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

84 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Nitty703 on 04-21-2014)
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That being said this beer falls right into that middle of the road category. This beer has a dark amber appearance. Smell was faint malt, hint of citrus, and sweet bread. The taste up front is great with a bit of toffee notes soft sour taste from the Belgian yeast and a pleasant orange/citrus burst. The problem was the mineral metallic aftertaste. Really ruins the beer for me actually. It's not unbearable but it's definitely noticeable. Otherwise it could be a easy drinking full flavored beer. If they could just get that fixed I would drink this more often, but as it stands I would rather drink something else at my BBQ

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Soul Shine from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.