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RATINGS: 1127   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Tap @ OBF... Incredible Saison! Poured pale, straw, yellow, with a white head that last with a thick layer on the surface. Aroma was tart, with flaky grains. Melon, honeydew, grassy with a strong yeast spice. Citrus hop notes to counter the fruity, dry tart tones. Dry finish with a yeasty tanginess.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4546) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2010
22 oz bottle. Clear gold pour, with fizzy white head. Aroma of sweet grapes, citrus, orange peel, banana, and bread. Flavor is more focus on the bread, but still sweet and fruity. Light peppery hay notes. Body is pretty heavily carbonated and sharp. Overall a very interesting twist on the saison.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Pours a cloudy blond with lively carbonation and a foamy white head. Aroma is lightly citrus with a barnyard smell. taste is lightly citrus. palate is tingly and slightly chewy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3241) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2010
50cl traded bottle. Very light yellow, slightly hazy with a nice white head. Foamy lacing. BIG aroma of banana, sugar, Belgian yeast, and some citrus peel. The beginning and end of the flavor are pretty classic but the middle is a little heavy on the orange. Still pretty tasty and the 6.5 ABV is nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (4901) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2010
Bottle from Utobeer. Hazy golden with a fine, white head. Peppery citrus aroma, hints of oranges. In the mouth a lot pepper flavours, nicely balancing acidic orange fruit, though mostly on the bitter side. Very Belgian in character- very elegant.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1368) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Pours out looking just like champagne. Lots of bubbles! Lacy white head. Aroma of citrus. Flavor is as advertised - tart orange with vanilla finish. Very drinkable. This could become my new summer brew! Note to Goose Island: put this into six-packs!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2010
This was a very good saison that i had over the fourth of July. It was a little warm when i had it but that shouldn’t take away too much from the flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Bottle. Poured a nice yellowish color with a long lasting pillowy white head. It left lacing on the glass as it went. Aroma was citrus, orange, and lemon zest. Flavor was grass, spices, zest, and corrider. Great aftertaste. Goose Island does it again with another great beer. I love all goose island offerings. They don’t make a bad beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6704) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2010
Bomber. Bright glowing gold. Complex, spicy, fruity aroma, with biscuity pilsner malt, citrus and grass. Peppery dry hops, a bit of honey, big orange, spice. Really good, though a bit too sweet and spicy, and a touch too much orange. Not as refined as the best, but a very nice saison indeed. Maybe the best I’ve had from to US to date.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Bright yellow, slight cloudiness, huge white head, tiny carb bubbles, great lacing. Orange and lemon peel up front, hints of stone fruits, mango/peach/apricot, bright floral character, not sure though, daffodil, yeasty. Perfect citrus zest up front, lemon/orange peel again. Light cereal, white grape and pepper through the middle. Oaky/vanilla finish. Effervescent mouthfeel, fades to soft/billowy finish. World class.


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