doublebock (487) - California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours like a champagne with a white head
Aroma: Some coriander and lemon with a yeasty hefe nose
Taste: Yeasty notes, with orange peel and some pepper. Couldnít find the barrel accents I was looking for.
Overall: I was hoping for a more of a sour and Iím a big fan of Juliet. This is more for those looking for a Hefe with an spicy citrus kick.
Hkrivera (48) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - NOV 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A truly unique Saison beer. A nice alcohol balance with superb fermentation process in the bottle, like the champagne. The fermentation process develops in the bottle up to five years as this beer contains live yeast. The palate is soft and the after taste is excellent. Pair it with seafood or sushi.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dliberto (47) - Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting beer. On first taste this reminded me of a chardonnay, donít know why. But I get a strong taste of sour apple and a little citrus. Medium body. A lot of carbonation. Semi sweet with a sour finish. Not bad I just donít know if I like it
tectactoe (665) - Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2013 [Bottle, 2013] Murky sunshine yellow body with a soapy, bone white head that lasts as a nice chunky collar & swampy film. Aroma is bursting with fruit; lemon flesh, orange, peach, mild apricot, white grape, all backed my solid helping of farmhouse funkiness. Wet hay, cotton, slight sweaty & cheesy funk. Somewhat floral, faintly spicy & grassy hop character. Complex aroma. Taste includes much funk & fruit as well. Lemon peel, peach tones, musty hay, orange zest, hints of barnyard sweat funk, crisp melon, fresh grassy tone, slightly vinous white grapes & a strong bready, yeast filled finish. Lots of yeast. Chunky yeast body with a highly carbonated, crispy & dry finish. A great example of the style.
[Tap, 2013] Iíve found that Sofie actually loses a bit of itís spunk on tap. Not sure if itís the fact that it doesnít receive full "bottle conditioning" (keg conditioning?) but itís not quite as freshly funkified & thus loses a bit of itís aforementioned brightness on tap as compared to cracking open a bottle. Less carbonated & lively as well. Still a good beer on tap, but fantastic in the bottle. My score will still represent the bottled versions.
Homer321 (539) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Slightly hazy pale yellow. Minimal head. Slightly tart and dry with some funkiness. Pretty great stuff.
Jimsal27 (111) - New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours almost clear out of the bottle with nice white fluffy head. Slightly tart flavor with dry finish. Didnít taste the orange at all.
Eructoblaster (2742) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750ml. Hazy blond body with an average white frothy head. Fresh, well balanced hoppy aroma with malty, coriander, and citrusy hints. Its malty/hoppy taste carries yeasty, citrusy/orange, and herbal notes. Carbonation is light. Ends with a sharp bitter/sour finish. Well done.
gringo332 (497) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy light yellow color with a small white head. Smell is funk, citrus, spice. Taste is as it smells with some light fruity sweetness then ending a bit dry and spicy. Light body with average carbonation level.
Gethinbeer (2025) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cheers brah, JoeMcPhee. Clear golden pour with a large frothy white head. Medium carbonation. Yeast, herb and citrus aroma. Clean, crisp refreshing ale. Yeast, spice herb flavour. Sweet fruity citrus finish.
merc7186 (1469) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head, Minimal Lacing
S: Lemon, Yeast, White Pepper
T: Lemon, Yeasty, Sage, Mild Pepper
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Semi Dry, Semi Sweet
Overall, an average saison...not a huge seeker IMO.