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RATINGS: 1289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tognetta (669) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 18, 2016
Amarelo palha, levemente turva, espuma de boa formação e pouca persistência, aspecto cremoso. Aroma frutado de laranja, brett, especiarias. Paladar de leve dulçor e amargor. Corpo leve e média carbonatação. Final laranjado, seguindo bem o aroma.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (5550) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2016
Keg at The White Horse, Parson’s Green as ’Goose Island Sofie’. £7.50 a pint. Hazy dark yellow, lightly sparkling, small foamy white head. Aroma is bubblegum, wheaty ester. Body is light, tingly carbonation, a bit foamy. Taste is more bubblegum, estery, blueberry, some soap, some thin jelly and gummy bears, spicy finish. It’s a bit thin and plain, not fussed on the body. Could take it or leave it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (1323) - Mainz, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2016
Aroma: farmhouse, belgian phenols, peach, zesty. Appearance; clear golden color and white head. Taste: sour, farmhouse, zesty, belgian phenols, semi-dry. Palate: medium body and medium carboantion, zesty finish. Overall: Really nice farmhouse notes, drinkable.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChadPolenz (1629) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 25B Saison

AROMA: Orangepeel, white grape, general farm quality. Lemonade quality. Estery. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Definitely right color, but very small head with no lacing or retention. 1/3

FLAVOR: Light orange peel, plenty of white grape. Some tartness on the finish. Spice fades quickly. Becomes more dry and tart. Some honey wheat flavor. Tame for the style, but interesting. 13/20

MOUTHFEEL: Undercarbonated for the style. Light body. Tepid, watery mouthfeel. Some alcohol warmth. Should be much more bubbly 2/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: A fine beer and additional wine barrel is creative. Not a great example of the saison style, though. Amazing that a fresh bottle is so mild. Probably better considered Belgian Blonde. 6/10

TOTAL SCORE: 31/50

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9040) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle from Craigs, dregs run. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Aromas of hay, grassy, bread. Taste is lemon, white pepper, thin finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (1293) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Pours clear golden yellow with no head. Aroma is herbal and citrus. Taste is citrus, slight herbal, peppers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9788) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle at craig’s. Pours clear golden, nose is funky, lime, little pissy, taste is dry, funky, sour, fruity.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (1182) - 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 (998) - 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).


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