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RATINGS: 1249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (2066) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2015
(bottle) hazy, bright yellow colour with a tall white head; aroma of champagne, spice; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8856) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie, consumed at Isobels, Eardisley, Herefordshire, Saturday 31st October 2015. Looks lovely and spritzy on the pour, lovely clean, zippy bubbles. Aroma fresh but also Belgian, clean, a touch of spice and orange peel. This is fresh in the mouth also, a seriously confident, classy beer. I like it but a big bottle on my own after a few beers was hard going. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (397) - USA - OCT 31, 2015
A soft, spicy dough, accented with light oranges and with a gentle nudge of wine grapes. The light honey brew cascades into the glass and a soapy white head rises to two fingers above the surface.The aroma is mirrored in the flavor and the carbonation is as delicate as the rest of the experience. Refined and elegant and even the finish screams class. Very nice. I’ll be happy to open another when the need for a subtle nightcap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (4588) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of herbs, citrus, light spice, light vinegar. Tastes of light oak, citrus, floral, grassy notes, citrus peel. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1610) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle. Hazy, golden color with a medium head. Aroma is slightly fruity with a slightly funk smell. Taste is like a fruity champagne with a tast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (645) - Jamestown, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle. Poured a cloudy bright yellow with medium fluffy white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, straw, funk, spice. Flavor was tart and funky, straw, light citrus, and a slight hint of the pepper spice. Medium body and a creamy texture to it. Lively carbonation and a tart dry finish. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RLiddell (91) - Valrico, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2015
12oz. bottle, pours a pale gold color, light fluffy head which dissipates leaving light lacing, taste is light citrus, probably more lemon than anything, great effervescence and a sweet finish. Very nice saison!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (2277) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle, shared at Brewda 2015, thanks to whoever. Pale blonde color. White head. Aroma’s: moderate sour, bretty. Retronasal there’s sourness, brett, light sweetness as well. Flavor is moderate sour, moderate sweet. Medium bodied. Quite nice actually, despite the brett.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (772) - - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle to goblet. Bright yellow, lacy head. Aroma is mild yeast, lemon, Orange. Taste has some apple character, touch of the Belgian wild yeast, but ok, lemon late. Feel is smooth and Very bubbly. Nice beer, though I think a slight step down from the Matilda.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (1128) - CANADA - AUG 22, 2015
Appearance: hazy pale straw with one finger of loose white head, good retention and patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: apple and stone fruit, lemon zest, white pepper and clove, light tropical fruit. (8/10) Taste: mild sweet, moderate bitter, mild peppery spice, mild tart. (8/10) Palate: light body, lively to moderate carbonation, off-dry short duration finish. (5/5) A solid saison marred only slightly by a hint of brown apple in the flavour. The head and lacing could stand to be a little prettier, too. Still a very good example of the style, though! (18/20)

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