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RATINGS: 1203   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Amfo (18) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Bottled. Aroma- definite hints from the wine barrel, citrus and yeast. Poured (into a chalice) a nice golden with just a bit of head, nice bubbling. Nice subtle beer. Some sweetness but a tart finish of a granny smith.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finhead (1350) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2011
A hazy, light yellow pour with a white head. The aroma is peppery with some citrus. The light body has sparkling texture with lively, almost fizzy, carbonation. The taste is tart with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3013) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2011
From a bottle poured a golden color with a fair amount of head. Nice light refreshing malty tart flavor with a quick finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
grikmok (132) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Poured into a chalice. Immediate aromas of citrus and yeast typical of belgians. I thought the taste was good but the aftertaste was off for belgians. It had a bitter/hoppy taste typical of IPAs. Memorable but I’d say it’s not true to the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (1959) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2011
750ml bottle: This one pours a pale, straw yellow color. There was a huge frothy white head on it that didn’t linger long, nor did it leave any lacing. Nose is mainly peppery and coriander. Some citrus also. The taste is very good. Somewhat lighter body, but very flavorful. Some wheat notes, coriander and peppery notes, and some citrus, just like the nose. Subtle, yet a bit complex and very tasty. I will definitely have another.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle:   Dirty straw, hint of gold, large rocky white head, falls quickly, spotty lacing.   Pale floral and citrus nose.   A little bit of straw and mealiness.   Smells decent for an American made Saison.   More barnish and musty on the tongue than the nose suggests.   Not all that mealy, not spritzy or bubbley either.   Semi-sweet, a bit grassy on the backside, smidgen of lemon.   Still remains a little musty and barnish.   Body and mouthfeel are actually quite good, not bubbley but its smooth.   This one was pretty flavorful from start to end.   Probably one of the better American examples that I have had.   Thanks Kevin for this one!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6234) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2011
bottled, thanks to pawola22, golden yellow with white creamy foam ,aroma of lemony yeast, flavor of lemon, floral and citrus soft acidic, yeast, good carbonation and finish

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 (2066) - 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.


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