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RATINGS: 1068   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Fermented with wild yeasts and aged in wine barrels with orange peel, Sofie is a tart, dry, sparkling ale. A subtle, spicy white pepper note, a hint of citrus from the orange peel and a creamy vanilla finish make Sofie an intriguing choice for Champagne drinkers and beer drinkers who are fond of Belgian Saisons.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Doughy spicy nose. Hazy straw yellow color, big long lasting head. Sour cotton candy, bitter, tart, rich, good balance. Huge carbonation, medium body, incredibly fresh spicy citrusy finish with nice light funk and alcohol warmth. An outstanding beer. Full, complex, yet approachable, a must try.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (1914) - SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2014
Pours cloudy yellow with low white head. Aroma of citrus, wheat, yeast, light honey, light pepper. Taste is wheat and honey sweet with peppery finish. Light and smooth body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olost (12) - - JUL 29, 2014
Leve sabor azedo com leve aroma cítrico . Amargo no ponto pra mim. Tomar bem gelada ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3142) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2014
Tap at Pony Bar, New York September 2013. Light amber colour with a sticky white head. Tropical fruit aroma that carries over into the flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1508) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottled. Hazy yellow pour with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, hay, pear, and grape. Fruity and sweet, with biscuit malt and a thick body that keeps it a bit too heavy, especially for 6.5%. Still, enjoyable beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (621) - New York, USA - JUL 15, 2014
The body is light and hazy with a bright straw yellow color when held up to the light. The head on top is tall fluffy. It quickly settles down to a tighter half inch cap of foam that hangs on well and makes some spotty lacing. In the nose I pick up notes of funky yeast, sweet fruity candy and faint citrus with some light spicy phenol as well. The aroma here is lovely and just pulled me in. On the tongue the sweet fruity candy like notes meet the dry funk of the yeast as well as the mild phenol spice and pale wheat like malt. The balance here is just on the dry side and in the finish it adds just a touch of tart citrus and hop bitterness which yields one heck of a refreshing and modestly complex brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (1697) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle from Hazel's. Golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, earthy notes, hops, coriander, spices, grass and mango. Bitter finish with hops, citrus, spices and mango. Exquisite saison.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (347) - - JUL 12, 2014
On tap at Appalachinan Vinter. Pretty decent for a saison. Definitely reminiscent of champagne. Pepper, citrus and spice come through in spades. Light on the palate and refreshing. Great for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Busick (368) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Loved this saison! Very light colored and gives off fresh aromas of fruit, spices and citrus. Excellent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattH (638) - California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
On tap at Cannery Row Brewing Company in Monterey, CA. Hazy yellow pour. Nice aroma with some vinous character and a little barnyard funk. Flavor is light with some orange notes. Level of carbonation is hight. Easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2025) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Decent Belgian ale, a bit malty and not yeasty enough, or light bodied enough for a saison. Still a good quaff, and nice to know the USA is getting better at the style.


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