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RATINGS: 1196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2011
June 18, 2010. 22oz bottle shared by blankboy with me, gregclow, jerc & mabel. Hazy pale yellow pour with a smallish white head. Mouth-watering aroma - lemon, spice, sweet malt, some lactic sourness, grassy bitterness, alcohol - a lot going on!! The taste delivered, add in coriander bitterness, sour funk, fruity green apple crispness - damned nice. Thick, lively mouthfeel, acidic, dry, tart and spicy in the long, shifting, fairly complex finish - really, really good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Pour is a light gold with a white head. Nose is of lemon and spice.Taste is very similar. Smooth on the tongue but nothing all too special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (2051) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Date: July 3, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Beer Tasting, Bloomington, MN Appearance: Translucent yellow with slight amount of head Aroma: Tart, sweet and citrus Flavor: Consistent with aroma and dry Other: Great saison, went down very easily. New 750 bottle size on July 28, 2013 in my Goose wine style glass. Picking up the wine and barrel aromas. Nice mix of spice and tartness. Dry finish. Bumping up overall by one from original rating.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Tap at Sunset Grill in Boston. Hazy yellow pour with a foamy head. A subtle but delicious beer with notes of peppery spice, yeasty bread, tart fruit and wood, a bit of sweet vanilla, and some nice citrus hop presence on both the nose and the tongue. Palate is soft, supple, dry, and drinkable. Not aggressive, but well crafted and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
khuiljoebee (5) - USA - JUN 25, 2011 does not count
Great aroma, scents of green apples and tart citrus. The appearance a faded gold, cloudy with a small egg white head. The taste comes on very tart at first, with citrus flavors of apple, orange peels, and mild vanilla. It’s a light sour, with little bitterness. More tart than it is sweet. The palate is light and tickling. This beer has a very mild fizz with thin texture coming to a light puckery finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3353) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 Bottle brought back at Christmas from Andersons in Toledo. Aroma is soft lemon, straw and light spices. Tastes are the orange peel, pepper, barnyard funk, wood and bread. Crazy good texture. Nice surprise - excellent brew. Right up there with the best saisons I’ve tried.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2226) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Hazy straw/gold color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, floral/fruit, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, citrus (notably orange), spice, and some fruit; Finish is dry; High carbonation; Very tasty - quite good overall.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2011 Honestly this is a brew of genius. So great. Tons of layers of enjoyment. Sweet, refreshing. Crisp like champagne. Awesome. Yeasty and citrusy. Pours a hazy yellow. The head dissipates fairly quickly leaving small circles of lace on the surface. I reinforce the tasting not above with the addition of the tartness. Wonderful brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjaxson (348) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Found on tap at Maxie’s Southern Comfort restaurant in Milwaukee. What a treat! A perfect mate to the fried oyster po’ boy sandwich. A full-bodied saison that had all sorts of fruity flavors happening. Will have to try bottled version.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2011
A: Nice golden hazy yellow. Big carbonation at first but dissipates quickly. A few minute floaties in there as well. S: Funky and zesty, I love this smell. Almost like a gueze actually, but not nearly as sour. Lemons and brett. T: Just like the smell. Tastes funky and with a blast of lemon and pepper. One of the best summer brews or year round. M: Crisp, carbonated and thin. O: Excellent. One of the best saisons I’ve had and I’ve had a lot. This is worth seeking out.


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