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The Harlot - Societe Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 10
Hads: 155
Avg: 3.84
pDev: 38.8%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Societe Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Schmaltzy on 05-22-2012

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Reviews: 10 | Hads: 155
Photo of KidDoc
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Given the two Societe beers I had tried on a previous night, I had to give this a shot at The Fish Market in San Diego. Overall excellent example of the style.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%

On tap at the Smoking Goat in San Diego, into a big tulip
A: Golden, small head, looks good.
S: Not too strong, some modest fruitiness, a little bubble gum, and some spiciness too. What one would expect from the style.
T: Nicely balanced, with just a little pop from the hops. Mainly follows the nose which is appropriate to style. Nothing wrong with this...but nothing that interesting, either.
M: Very pleasant, clean, refreshing.

Overall: This is good and I would drink it again. I was expecting better, though, given the reputation of the brewery.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.56/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a clear, light yellow-golden with a wonderful cap of foam that lingers.
There's quite the estery aroma on this, with some coriander and dried citrus peel being evident.
It's a delicately flavored beer with some nice floral notes and a crisp, clean finish. I liked it

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Photo of aquazr1
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass at the source. Pours a golden color with a small head that dispates quickly leaving laces around the glass. Has a citrusy smell that is also noticed in the taste. The taste is crisp and refreshing. It's a little in the dry side but full of flavor.

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Photo of rand
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass at the first day of the new Hubcap in San Diego.

Nice, clean Belgain pale, straw-yellow in color and clear. Crisp, clean nose with touches of Belgian esters, apple and honey sweetness. Palate leans dry, the fruity aspects nicely contained by the hop astringency and alcohol. Notes of white pepper and lemon zest linger, carried by a medium body and zesty carbonation. Eminently refreshing and easy to drink, nothing is off-putting.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well, Raulsky ain't too versed on Belgiums, but The Harlot is speaking to him like Raul just got his paycheck and he should spend a few down at the brothel.

Decent nose; light, faint citrus, and refreshing like going to an ex girlfriend for a quickie - taste is pretty spot on. It's got those basic Belgian ale notes and they are clean like momma just ironed your Sunday goods.

Try it, my children.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty golden color, good 1/2" side white head on it, average lacing. Aroma was clean, didn't hit you over the head with belgian yeast esters and phenolics, there's plenty of malt and spice to pickup in near equal proportion.

Taste, again, very clean. Easy to drink. Carbonation and light malt bill makes for a refreshing drinking experience. Right amount of astringency and bitterness for style. The hopping is just right, appropriate for style, discernable, yet not west coast ipaish.

One of my more likeable belgian pales. Gets it right for my tastes, light body, refreshing carbonation levels, mild hops, mild yeast. Good San Diego weather pale inspired from halfway around the world.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Churchill’s Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and spices. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that with some solid aromas and flavors that make it tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of mactrail
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden in the tulip glass with a pleasant foamy cap. Very flavorful and full of complexity. Tastes quite bitter at first, but warms up to a richer wealth of flavors.

Quite dry, but has plenty of fruity flavors. Quince, perhaps, green tomatoes, and a touch of grapefruit at the end. Malt seems to have been fermented out dry, but leaves some biscuity taste. Not so hoppy, but some slight astringency like grape leaves. A pleasant Belgian scratchy taste with some bitterness, and much less sweet than most in this category.

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Photo of notchucknorris
2.98/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at O'Brien's

A: Pours a pale golden color with a thin white ring of a head.

S: not very much here at all. Some faint earthy yeast with maybe a touch of grain, stone fruit and honey. Very faint.

T: This just doesn't do much for me. Very subtle taste with notes of grain, bready malt, a touch of Belgian yeast and some super faint earthy hops. Mouthfeel is in desperate need of more carbonation.

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The Harlot from Societe Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.