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RATINGS: 1211   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simardsam (231) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
2014 (sur le goulot). Jaune pâle, voilée, avec un col de mousse abondant, mais qui s’amincit rapidement. Nez de blé, d’orange, d’agrumes, de levure et de paille. Goût de levure, fruité, de zeste d’orange, d’épices et de grains.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1289) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2015
765 mL bottle (how odd), marked 2013 vintage on top. Pours a hazed pale golden with a bubbly white head. Tart orange, lemon, and lime citrus aroma. Tart lemon-lime citrus, orange again, a bit of saltine. It’s pretty tasty, though not really what I expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorkenstein (143) - - MAY 31, 2015
Aroma is straw, cloves, citrus. Taste is straw, banana peel, cloves and pepper, and light clementine with seltzer water.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarbyCrash74 (2) - - MAY 31, 2015 does not count
Aroma is one of beer’s most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam. Click on a term below to add it to your tasting notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (637) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
Gelb, orange. In der Nase würzig, Heu, Hefe. Am Gaumen Süße, Hefe, banane, belgische Noten, würzig, leicht herb, rund und süffig.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (1210) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 29, 2015
765ml bottle 2014 vintage pours semi clear light orange with 2 finger head. Nose is soft grainy spice, vanilla citrus and bits of belgian yeast. Taste has a surprisingly creamy mouthfeel, feels undercarbed on the palate even tho the head was plentiful, soft rounded grain spice, bitter orange, dry light vanilla and cereal. Finishes with some earthy wheat, light pepper, grain, and light vanilla citrus spice. I feel like something was not quite there with this bottle, mouthfeel was somewhat lifeless and it hadn’t really dried out enough to be great.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElManana (1144) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle at Leuven Innovation Beerfestival, thanks for sharing! Right up after Matilda, another Belgian copy which does a bad job. Yeast, low bitter, I even rather drink Palm than this, it has the same metallic, yeasty, taste. Bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (1117) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Hazy, yellow color. Big , white head. Aroma of yeast, fruits , spices , lemon and hint of farmyard. Crispy , fruity taste full of spices . Champagne feeling in the mouth . Dry finish with moderate , hoppy bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (2188) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
bottle sample at LIBF, poured an poured an amber looking colour with a white head. nose of fresh citrus, crisp malts, tropical fruits, mango, stone fruits, lemon zest, oak, pineapple juice, spicy yeast, grape skin, vanilla sweetness, earth notes, leading to an dry aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (5534) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
Thanks for sharing! Sampled 650 ml. bottle @ Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. 2012 Version I believe. Dark amber, little white head. Nose is oily, dull & bland, yeasty, light hay & dull oak,… Very boring, oily, bland yeasty, sugary taste, thin, caramel, metallic, light oak,… Dull & oily,… Tastes like a boring Spéciale belge, disappointing for me.


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