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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (712) - New York, USA - JUL 15, 2014
The body is light and hazy with a bright straw yellow color when held up to the light. The head on top is tall fluffy. It quickly settles down to a tighter half inch cap of foam that hangs on well and makes some spotty lacing. In the nose I pick up notes of funky yeast, sweet fruity candy and faint citrus with some light spicy phenol as well. The aroma here is lovely and just pulled me in. On the tongue the sweet fruity candy like notes meet the dry funk of the yeast as well as the mild phenol spice and pale wheat like malt. The balance here is just on the dry side and in the finish it adds just a touch of tart citrus and hop bitterness which yields one heck of a refreshing and modestly complex brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (1793) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle from Hazel's. Golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, earthy notes, hops, coriander, spices, grass and mango. Bitter finish with hops, citrus, spices and mango. Exquisite saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (368) - - JUL 12, 2014
On tap at Appalachinan Vinter. Pretty decent for a saison. Definitely reminiscent of champagne. Pepper, citrus and spice come through in spades. Light on the palate and refreshing. Great for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Loved this saison! Very light colored and gives off fresh aromas of fruit, spices and citrus. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattH (648) - California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
On tap at Cannery Row Brewing Company in Monterey, CA. Hazy yellow pour. Nice aroma with some vinous character and a little barnyard funk. Flavor is light with some orange notes. Level of carbonation is hight. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2193) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Decent Belgian ale, a bit malty and not yeasty enough, or light bodied enough for a saison. Still a good quaff, and nice to know the USA is getting better at the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
manuelMTL (81) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Pours a clear yellow sparkling liquid with a thin white head. Sour fresh apple, cider and Belgian yeast aromas. Almost like champagne. Smooth in the mouth with a light but long bitterness and some funk. Very fruity with green apples and orange notes. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pumpkinhead2 (356) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
Bière jaune pâle, bien voilée, incroyablement effervescente (je ne crois pas avoir déjà vu une autre bière aussi effervescente!), et surmontée d’un col blanc, moyennement large, léger, aérien, nuageux, bien résistant et très collant sur les parois du verre. Arômes de pain frais et de blé, beaucoup de fruité (agrumes, pêche, pomme verte, framboise, raisin vert…), levure belge typique des bières saison, et levure sauvage et acide également. Présence aussi d’effluves herbacés et aromatiques (gazon, foin, menthe, coriandre, conifère…), quelques épices également (surtout du poivre…). Très beau nez, très intense, belle complexité. En bouche, bien pétillante, mais pas tant que ça considérant l’effervescence observée, breuvage également bien mousseux, mais c’est plutôt assez mince au palais. Au goût, on note dès la première gorgée que c’est malheureusement significativement moins intense en bouche qu’au nez, et que l’acidité, même s’il reste largement dans le domaine du tolérable, domine sans partage. On a de légères saveurs de pain fais, foin et blé, mais aucune saveurs véritablement sucrées. Moins fruité qu’au nez, on retrouve néanmoins les agrumes (citron et pamplemousse blanc surtout) et léger de pomme verte et de raisin vert. On retrouve également l’herbacé et l’aromatique en bouche, ainsi qu’une subtile touche poivrée. Tel que mentionné précédemment, moins intense en bouche qu’au nez, un peu moins complexe également, bien accessible cependant, rafraîchissante, ça fait très estival. Au final, une très bonne bière!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
JonLaRue (17) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Served from large bottle. Tight lace, with light yellow hue. Flavors of wine, cereal, and hops. Acidic and sweet a little too sweet. Best Saison ale I have tasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Percy0103 (182) - MEXICO - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle (2013), 355ml. A golden beer with a huge frothy head. It has a floral aroma and maybe a slightly hint of banana. Taste is bitter at the beginning but also a little sour at the end. Maybe it has a slightly watery finish, but overall a good beer. Very complex.

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