The Harlot | Societe Brewing Co.

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175 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Societe Brewing Co.
California, United States
societebrewing.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Schmaltzy on 05-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
175
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
9.4%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 175 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of Toynk
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hops_and_waves
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap into a tulip glass. Crystal clear golden color. Delicate white head that very slowly settled, leaving tracks on the glass. Fruity on the nose: tangerines, and berries along with faint peppery and grainy notes. The taste followed closely. The tangerine stood out but played well with spicy phenolics and a subdued bready presence. Moderately bitter and dry on the finish. Clean and refreshing.

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Photo of brianmandell
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jooler
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good but not as good as Russian river redemption

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Photo of tjmiller718
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of QuakeAttack
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jack-ruby
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lloydboss
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bouncepass
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Omniwar
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Honeybourne
3.35/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jtrigonis
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Attractive yellow and gleaming gold with a good half inch of head on it. Nice cleaned up aroma, wasn't all barnyard banana esters of belgian.

Taste was yummy, easy drinking, not super yeast dominated belgian pale. Upped hopping so I wouldn't say this is traditional, but more in line with the geography of SD. I really dug it.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery – San Diego, CA
05/14/2015 - 10oz serving glass

A: Light golden pale straw color with some nicely conditioned clarity showing off some minor haze and a nice little bubble show going on. A fluffy finger high layer of white cream settles over the top giving a decent show as well. Each sip brings a new row of broken laced trellis sticking along the glass sides.

S: The nose is brightly spiced with fresh cracked peppercorn and coriander followed by a grainy straw malt backing. Slightly husk and/or hull like with some minimal golden fruit sweetness. Picking up some light smoky phenols to this as well albeit fairly subtle. Nice aromas with a soft yeasty bite there.

T: The flavor is of golden malted grains with some light blonde fruit sweetness and a kick of Belgian yeast. The flavors are pretty delicate with the spice peppercorn, coriander, and some faint clovey phenols but also offer up a nice refreshing twist of orange peel there. The beer has a moderate to low amount of bitterness and the alcohol is pretty much completely masked here. Finishes very dry and quenching. Smallish on flavor I would say but well balanced.

M: The feel is rather light in body with an extra dry finish. Very spritzy on the palate with some light peppery spice and touch of hops even making it more so.

D: A real easy drinker and quite refreshing for a warm day. A soft approach and somewhat simple but still enjoyable.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

so far i think this one is probably my least favorite of the societe beers i have had. not to say it isnt delicious, it just doesnt stand out as outstanding the way the rest of them have. bright golden and clear, with a slight brassy shine to it, and an inch of white head with average retention. smells like bubblegum and hops, as much a belgian ipa in nose as anything else, and it tastes that way too. the yeast is fruity and sweet, smells like it was fermented pretty warm, even for a belgian strain. for me the problem here is that the hops are more bitter than flavorful, and its overpowering and seemingly out of balance, especially as the beer warms up. thats not totally the case, there are vegetal herbal hop properties here, and some spice in the yeast that works, but this seems a little less highly refined than the others they do. i like the mouthfeel, zippy carbonation and a medium body that keeps splashing around and back again in the mouth, very alive. i think thats its beast feature. overall a good take on the style, but a little overdone with both hop bitterness and belgian yeast character.

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Photo of Spreetaper
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at brewery.

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Photo of brycevolk
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MLDucky
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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The Harlot from Societe Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 175 ratings.
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