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RATINGS: 1163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malvrich (63) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2015
A: hazy amber yellow with a tight small champagne-esque head that dissipates fairly quickly S: again champagne and not much else that smells like a beer. slightly sour aroma T: immediately dry and winy at the same time. now i get a bit of bread from the malt but the wine barrel still dominates flavor. not bad but different. little to no hop taste detected M: medium body. lovely fine carbonation. again much like champagne. winy finish is actually nice O: overall a good beer if you can concentrate on the fact that this is a beer and not wine. nice for some occasions i guess but i prefer to stick to something that doesn’t take me so long to drink. nice offering although quite expensive from GI.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuedmaster (295) - Vista, California, USA - JAN 7, 2015
12 oz. bottle dated 2012, a gusher. Cloudy, pale gold pour. Aroma of wild yeast, pears, citrus. Very tart and refreshing, smooth and easy to drink. Recommended.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3969) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2015
750 mL. bottled 07 Oct 2014. Active body is golden with a lasting film of bubbles. Aroma of spicy pollen, honey and light fruits - white grape, apple, peach and mild orange zest. A touch of bubblegum and wheat as well. Flavors of white grape, honey, lightly tart apple, pear, aromatic flowers and spicy vanilla. Gum and wheat flour on the finish. Light-medium body is too fizzy for my tastes, but very drinkable nonetheless.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UM02 (327) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
Very carbonated and tart with a thin body. Can’t taste much of the wine barrel or orange peel. Interesting beer but a bit disappointed in it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
2009 Bottle. A pale blonde saison with a thin white head. In aroma, a nice sweet fruity malt with light peaches, light oxidation, OK. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light candy sugar, pear pulp, light coriander, curacao, very nice and smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markas101 (1959) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
65 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Coop. Hazy bright yellow, yeast and faint cardamom aroma with lots of citrus hops. Very bright hop flavour, lemon and pepper come through, with lots of carbonation and some bready vanilla. Really nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tonypreto (130) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into chalice. Pours a hazy light yellow gold with rapid dissipating white head. Aroma of yeast and citrus. Very smooth with a mild carbonation. Starts very yeasty and then gets slightly tart. Finished quite smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (983) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Gold, bright, 2-inches of egg-shell white head that fade moderate-to-quick. Aroma of straw, dried grass, light apricot and lemon grass, considerable blueberry and some raspberry. Bit of dry biscuit. Body is medium, watery-creamy fell, Soft carbonation, little burn. Flavor is a bit tart with sweet hay mixed in there. (Reminds me of a saison I brewed in which I added lactic acid on top of a semi-sweet malt background. This was not a pleasant combination, but featured more intense tartness/sweetness). A bit of blue/raspberry, hint of strawberry, floral, corn flakes, An OK saison (especially compared with my expectations). The body is a bit too flat/watery, needs to be lighter/crisper, and I’m not a fan of the raw lactic touch without the cheesy notes associated with Brett. Could be a bad bottle; I do recall being very impressed with this previously.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (673) - USA - DEC 20, 2014
You know what? That is an excellent and refreshing Saison. Come to think of it, that’s pretty much the definition of Saison so, WAY TO GO

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2099) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
This is definitely one of the best saisons I’ve ever had. I sampled this at the "pub" inside the O’Hare airport. This beer was funky, fruity and delicious! The body was lively and well-carbonated. I tasted some spicy notes from the hops and maybe some pepper, along with some grapefruit, orange and yeast.


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