Soul Shine | Starr Hill Brewery

Soul ShineSoul Shine
BA SCORE
41.5%
Liked This Beer
3.63 w/ 147 ratings
Soul ShineSoul Shine
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States
starrhill.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Nitty703 on 04-21-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,660
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
147
Liked:
61
Avg:
3.63/5
pDev:
11.02%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
35
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 147 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of rorjets
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dave1999
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AD17
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Griggsy
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shuggibear
4.53/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mumbled
4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AJontheguitar
4.62/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of drink_like_a_wahoo
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LJTate
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.34/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scottbrew4u
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer started slow for me then I warmed up to it. It has a decent hop character with some Belgian yeast flair to it that gave mild esters of clove, and hints of apricot. Refreshing for a summer BBQ but not a go to beer for me.

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3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mgigs
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jmalpha1
4.27/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleJ
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at J Brain's, on to the beer:

The light golden color topped with a short lived head invites me for a sip. Webbed lacing forms around the glass after I take a few sips and the beer's level drops in the glass. The beer has a clean aroma of grass and citrus, while the taste takes an interesting route. On the hoppy side, with notes of melon, wool, and floral. Sticking to style, the beer has a dryness after each sip, making Soul Shine an acceptable stateside Belgian-styled Pale Ale.

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Photo of TheBlueWaffle
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Buck89
3.21/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pint glass. Nice bright amber color with a small white head. Not much aroma - some floral notes but not much else. The taste was diasppointingly thin. Some citrus but little of the Belgian estery notes I was expecting.

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Photo of Caskaway
4.04/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MarvinSnyder
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a crystal clear, honey-gold coloring with steady carbonation in the body, and a fluffy, bubbly, off-white head on top. Aromas of berries, evergreen, subtle clove, nutmeg, bubble gum, and coriander. Very subtle nose. Flavors are fruit and spice forward, with a solid dose of citrus notes, specifically orange and grapefruit, blending with notes of coriander, clove, nutmeg, all spice, and grains of paradise. There is a subtle caramel character in the backbone, made tangy by a subtle yeasty funk. Fruity esters linger on into the aftertaste, with some bready characteristics, as well, all on a light, effervesced, smooth body. The finish is light, slightly frothy, and with an evergreen linger. Refreshing beer.

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3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Soul Shine from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 41.5% out of 100 with 147 ratings
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