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RATINGS: 1177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
gregorymconway (218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
765ml bottle, Sept 3, 2014 bottle date. Hazy yellowy-straw body with a thick foamy white head over-top with some visible effervescence and sediment as well. Wild yeast presents itself on the the nose, that funky barnyard type. However that is underneath some tart green apple skin, wheat, coriander, pear, white pepper, white flowers, some other flower-based aromas I can’t quite pick out are present. Not quite as carbonated as other champagne-style beers (see: deus brut des flanders), but it is quite carbonated nonetheless. Not getting too much vanilla on the finish, more of a super subtle butterscotch/ green grape finish with medium bitterness. Body is a little thin, quite sessionable for the style and easily could be put in a bucket of ice and enjoyed throughout a meal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bebum (449) - - MAR 14, 2015
Light citrine color, cloudy, tall and persistent very white head. Fizzy, careful opening the bottle. Pretty nose, floral but also amoniacal. Light body, moderate flavor, palate cleaning mouthfeel, catches you by surprize if you are not familiar with the style. Sour, dry, hardly any bitterness. Yeasty, citrusy only in the acidity. Not bad, if you care for the style. Probably occasionally a good starter for the night (about 4 oz), at best, but not my style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (969) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
La carbonatation est bonne pour le style, et il y a une belle présence d’agrumes et un peu d’épices. Mais, c’est un peu léger pour être une grande saison. Bonne, mais un peu faible. La finition est sec mais quand même il n’y a pas trop de fruit ni épices dans le goût.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (3934) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle from a friend (2011 bottle). Fruity and yeasty smell with some green apples. Similar taste. Fresh, a bit spritsy but also rounded of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (694) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Pours a hazy, effervescent yellow with a foamy, long-lasting white head. Aroma is citrus and spice. Flavor is tart citrus and spice, with some creamy vanilla in the finish. Has a medium body feel. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stephane_Houle (182) - - MAR 2, 2015
Apparence: D?une couleur jaune paille partiellement opaque, elle est coiffée d?une bonne mousse d?une bonne durée. Excellente effervescence avec des bulles de taille moyenne. Arômes: Au nez, ce sont des arômes de malt frais avec des notes d’agrumes ( orange) Saveurs: En bouche, c’est un corps moyen. Au goût, c’est un goût de malt frais avec des notes d’agrumes (orange). Finale moyenne, avec beaucoup d’effervescence qui rappelle le champagne. Aucune amertume. Fiche technique Style: Saison Format: 765 ml Taux d?alcool : 6,5%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4603) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Foggy blonde with a white head. Nice, sweet, Belgian aroma. Sweet, yeasty, lightly hopped. Medium to slightly light body. Not terribly unique but drinkable. Thanks to PorterPounder.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beardbeerman (237) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
Pours a hazy straw holding decent effervescence and showing good retention and lacing properties. The nose is mostly yeasty (but also grainy) with orange peel, nice floral and earthy elements. The taste bold and fresh with the yeast at the frontline giving nice acidity to the brew. Citrusy, floral, a touch resinous with a light grassy finish. Very nice beer to enjoy with light dishes like salads or fish. Cheers!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ordybill (537) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a tulip glass. Aroma- Has a great "beer" aroma of yeast and spice Appearance- This is a light golden color with some haziness visible. Pours a thick white head; Taste- Incredible, citrus yeast and spice, a fantastic experience Palate- A light to medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation, A dry finish Overall- One of the best beers I have ever had

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrew3366 (10) - - FEB 19, 2015
Nice refreshing beer, a very subdued sour. Kind of lacking anything that makes you go wow, slightly thin mouthfeel.

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