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RATINGS: 1301   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.


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 (13894) - 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 (189) - 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 (362) - 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 (5548) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Not sure why it happens, but this is a beer I have drank a lot of starting with the early versions at GTMW. Point is, I love this beer. The current bottle is a 22oz that is 11mo’s old. Most of the ones that I have had were 4 packs with a little less age on them. This beer is nice fresh and really nice with a bit of age on it. Yeasty, fruity, bretty aroma with a touch of wood. Taste is moderately dry with a nice tartness and flavors of candi sugar, pils malt, hosreseblanket, citrus and vanilla. I was thinking the other day that I am always so sad when I run out of this, it as nearly a perfect beer for all occasions.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2011
2010 vintage, bottled Nov 19, 2010. 650 mL bottle from Beers of the World in Rochester, served in a tulip. Pours hazy straw-golden with a medium, dense white head and champagne carbonation. The head remains and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has notes of coriander, orange, banana, lemon, oak, flowers, pepper, pale malts and yeast. The flavour is dry and a bit sour with a touch of acidity. It has citric notes, spice, a touch of vanilla and some hops. The finish is long and citrusy-peppery. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, creamy texture and lively carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice saison with a delicate citrusy character. Bright and floral, it is refreshing yet moderately complex. 2011-05-11

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fraternie (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Golden in color, with barnyard funk and a strong sour note that glides above orange peel citrus and white pepper spice. Nicely done.


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