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RATINGS: 1283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (1015) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Aroma is funk, slight tart, barnyard, slight banana and clove, wet hay. Appearance is straw yellow, hazy, white head. Taste is funky barnyard, hay, tart, slight banana that is fading with warmth, orange peel. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, crisp, effervescent carbonation, dry, a bit of that funk hanging around. Overall, this is a very well done Saison.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
765ml bottle. Golden-yellow in colour with a long lasting white head, good lacing. The aroma is of lemons, some spice, yeast, grassy, green grapes. The flavour is of yeast, lemons, grass, some wood, some light pepper. Lightly bitter mouthfeel, medium/light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, citrusy and yeasty. This is nice. Good funk, lots of grapes and lemons. A well crafted Saison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2016
Friday after work trip to the LCBO brings home this beauty. Fantastic saison that offers: herbal hops, pear cider richness, lemon pepper spicing, citrus goodness & some white grapes from the barrel. Crisp finish makes this a great first beer of the night & I imagine this unshared 750 ml bottle is going down faster than the Republican Party in the November election. Mrs Tiki steals a sip & says its quite good & she hates beers (except authentic Belgians for some odd reason).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Draft at Brodys. Hazy golden pour with a medium head. Nose is fruit, funk. Flavor follows with a tart finish. Very fresh, enjoyable, even though it’s not my preferred style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yased (89) - MEXICO - FEB 8, 2016
De Cerveceria Goose Island(E.U.A) "Sofie" una Belgian Farm House o estilo Saison según a quien se le pregunte. Este estilo es originario de los graneros franceses y belgas, se caracteriza por utilizar diversas maltas según sea la producción de temporada va desde maíz, centeno, avena o trigo, tienden a suplantar el sabor y carácter del lúpulo con hierbas aromáticas de todo tipo y son fermentadas con una levadura belga bastante agresiva en el sabor. Esta es una cerveza de baja retención de espuma brillante, de perlas medianas, corona ligera, poca actividad de carbonatación pero un muy buen lazo que se va impregnando en el vaso, un color amarillo brillante de cuerpo medio a ligero. Sofie muestra un aroma cítrico, cascara de naranja y un toque agrio, secundariamente se libera un olor a grano de malta, no detecto si cuenta con adjuntos por las notas de especiado de la levadura, olor a fruta fermentada parecido a la sidra. Ya en el paladar la primer nota es un sabor ácido y agrio, sabor a cascara de naranja, especiado a pimienta, discreto olor a azucar y frutas, el final es ligeramente seco lo que la hace bastante refrescante. Contiene 6.5% de alcohol, si no se conoce este estilo se podría pensar que tiene diferentes faltas sin embargo todos estos tonos, sabores y especias se permiten en las Farm House.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nazbion (230) - Tübingen, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2016
Pours hazy pale yellow with big white head. Aroma of oranges, yeast, light barnyard. Tart, citric, light bitter. Light body, lively carbonation, refreshing. Excellent saison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum (1211) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 31, 2016
Funky citrus floral aroma in a straw pour. Flavor is smooth, subtle, full, complex, and fruity - with a crisp clean finish that leaves one wanting another. Definitely a champagne of beers (and one my partner says is the best beer she has tasted).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rafaelagp (27) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 31, 2016
Pours a thick, white, medium lasting head. Body is light to medium, hi carbonation, of a orangish yellow colour and very hazy. The aroma is of mediun intensity, with esters and a bit of orange zest. Tastes of sweet tropical fruits, light tartness, light bitterness and freshness. Very fresh, great for those hot days.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Subliminal64 (83) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
Smells very very sweet with citrus Pours a hazy gold with head that disapperas quickly. Taste is very sweet. Almost a mix between a tradition belgian ale and a wheat beer. Great carbonation. No aftertaste. Overall I was very happy, but probably wouldn’t go out of my way to purchase again. MB The Beer Bearon

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalumeaux (908) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Poured from 750ml dated Feb 13, 2014. Hazy golden color with minimal white head. Aromas of citrus vanilla and a hint of pepper. Taste is clean with notes so wine lemon and saison finish.


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