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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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fatehunter (2060) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2012
Poured into a Brugse Zot glass. Very light colored; transparent yellow. It has a perfect finger and half of white head the held nicely. Smells like cottoncandy and orange. Too faint though. Mild citrus fruit, sour something and seltzer water. The mouthfeel is amazing. It was so soft at first, then a little crisp and bubbly. Really, really nice. It looked and felt good but the smell and taste were really lacking. Easy to drink because it tasted like flavored water. Not really impressed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adrosson (148) - California, USA - APR 27, 2012
Nice saison with a bit of pepper but I prefer a bit spicier saison. Glass maybe not have been as clean as possible taking away from the possible fizziness. On tap from rock n brews. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
Originally reviewed: 9/13/10. Bottle picked up in Findlay, OH in June. Cellared since. Bottle on date: Oct. 23, 2009. Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a uber-cloudy deep gold with a large frothy white head capping it off. This looked like a dessert with whipped cream on it. Big scents of pineapple, tart apples, orange zest, and yeast. Very nice nose. The body was crisp, bordering on effervescent. Finish was mild. Tame white peppery spiciness right off the bat, followed by a wash of tart fruits, and capped off with a mild funky yeast quality. Flavors really meld together well. So glad I’ve got another one of these away for later. Really standout offering here. Drinkability is lowered, as this needs to be savored. I’d find no problem splitting this with good friends. Highly recommend.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (3934) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 22, 2012
Pours golden with a white head. The real champagne of beers. Grapefruit sweetness. Very appealing, crisp, clean taste. Tried this on a couple of occasions, and every time I like it more and more.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jhyland13 (28) - - APR 21, 2012
Pours foggy gold. Aromas of wheat and spices with a hint of honey. Really taste citrus to begin with. Followed by an array of spices. Not strong at all. A very pleasant beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (4239) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 20, 2012
Picked this up at Bert’s Better beers. 2012 Vintage. Stuck it in the fridge and poured into a Hill Farmstead glass.

A - 2-Finger crystal clear head, okay head lacing and fast dissipation of what head was there. SRM of 3. Honey colored, light golden tan appearance.

S - Wild yeast, honey and spices.

T - Nice notes of orange and wild farmhouse style yeast. :Very mild spice almost barely there. Lingering taste of a cheap lager which is disappointing.

M - 80/20 carbonation on a mouth swish. Light bodied, dry finish and that annoying Schlitz taste on the after taste.

O - Tasty. Would be better if something sweet were added like honey, berries or a bit more aging.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2918) - Gray, Maine, USA - APR 15, 2012
Slurp slurp... this is a beautiful beer. Rich bubbles rising up in this lively wine barreled saison that has great aromas of grapefruit, orange peel and peppery spice. The flavors are well balanced and refreshing ! Its not quite as complex as some other saisons on the market but it pure, zen like balance make this a top pick in my book !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2691) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - APR 9, 2012
On tap taste at Congregation Ale House in Long Beach, CA on 4/9/12. Poured into 8 oz. snifter. Clear, pale yellow with very fine, small white head and fair to good lacing. Aroma of citrus, flowers, spices and earthen yeast. Taste is fruity, lony and mildly tart, Medium/light body and soft carbonation. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1847) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2012 Dark Golden. Spicy. Blinded w a slight sour taste. Very thin head. Low, subtle ibu.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden with bubbly white head. Fades rather quickly. Smell is soft yeast, white wine, lite citrus. Taste is light spice, more soft white wine, some yeast and bread. Good brew.


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