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RATINGS: 1294   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (4995) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2011
On tap. Aroma is peppery and and yeasty. Appearance is hazy straw with a thick white head of foam. Taste is yeasty and peppery, much like the aroma. Medium bodied and fairly quaffable. Interesting little beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - JUN 10, 2011
straw color, fast settling head with almost champagne like bubbles and slight haze. solid carbonation, with slight funk and citrus flavors. one of my favorite beers to smell. slight sour on front of flavor. great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - JUN 10, 2011
A hazy, pale blonde color with a quickly dissipating white head and an aroma that is strongly lemon and yeast. The flavor is mostly lemon and yeast up front with a spicy, peppery finish filling in from the back of the throat. It takes a few seconds for all of the flavors to come through, making it a complex and interesting drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours cloudy pale yellow with a thick white head. Aroma of citrus fruit, champagne, spice, and sour fruit. Flavour of citrus, low hops, mainly malt. Mild hops. Average.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (13505) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2011
22 oz. bottle, pours hazy straw yellow with a white head. Aroma of champagne yeast, spices, light fruits and citrus. Flavour is very yeast, dry chardonnay, light fruits (citrus) and light spices. Solid saison.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhiner41 (188) - Darien, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Yellow color with lots of particulate floating, small white head and white lacing. Smell of lemon, tart malt and orange. It has a complex flavor of citrus and sour, almost like an artisinal ale. this beer seems to be a more flavorful and complex belgian ale. Do not fruit this beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Pours yellow with a huge fizzy white head. Sour aroma and soft sour flavor. Great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
naivepegasus (361) - USA - MAY 21, 2011
Pours a clear orange with a finger of stark white head. Slight sour malt notes in the odor. Tart flavor to it with a bit of a sharp aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2012 A very special beer that everyone should at least try. I immediately fell in love with the aroma. It was citrusy, yeasty, with a huge fruity character. The taste is dominated by sour orange peel throughout and it culminates with a very yeasty feel. Carbonation is very light, I’d call it sparkly, and the 6.5% ABV is formidably well concealed. It also has this wine-like feel to it. I liked it very much.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (5502) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Having to drink non-IPA’s like this because that is what the old lady prefers, but might as well rate them. I try all of her wheat/white/saison/hef, etc. beers that she prefers. This one was pretty tasty actually. banana, vanilla, golden, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, light body.


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