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RATINGS: 1189   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (4234) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 14, 2010
2010 bottle: poured a light golden color with a big fluffy white head that retained a half inch. Lots of floating spice and sediment in the glass. aroma has light spice, orange peel, and a nice bright citrus. Smells much like a Belgian Wit beer. Mouth feel is light and crisp with high side carbonation. Taste has banana yeast, citrus and pepper spice with maybe vanilla? Would I buy again? Yes, I’m geting two more bottles to put in the cellar.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guerinfbfan (110) - Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Pours a golden yellow, with a thick, forthy white head. Aroma is very fruity, especially banana and oranges. Very fuity taste to this one, which had some ctirus and hoppy feel to it. Very nice feel to the mouth, has a nice bitter finish to it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2686) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2010
[bottle] Pineapple and sour banana aroma with some honey and a woody character. Hazy yellow under a thick, white ring that laced the glass. Tropical fruit flaovur with a woody bitterness and a touch of horseblanket and white grape. The woody bitterness transcends the whole tasting experience and is a nice counterpoint to the horseblanket. Light body, medium carbonation, woody bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
efdejesus (93) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Poors a golden hue with a medium sized head. Very carbonated up front like champagne. A tart flavor is noted that is not overpowering. Clean finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2010
On tap at Anchor Bar in Wichita. Pours hazy yellow-gold with small white head. Aromas of orange, a bit of tartness, yeast, and a bit of the barrel. Flavors of light spices, orange, lemon, yeast, bit of tartness, a bit of vanilla, and some wet wood. Very tasty brew and a hell of an american saison. Very proud that this brew came out of Chicago.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11686) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2010
Hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma of exotic fruits and brett funk. Sweet and fruity flavour with peach and spices

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mu11igan (133) - Davis, California, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Big bottle pour is effervescent, releasing lots of fluffy white head. Body is a nice golden yellow. Aroma is citrus and yeast, very natural. Mouthfeel is crisp, perfect carbonation level. Flavor is very citrus intensive with some tartness and light finishing bitterness. As I sit and drink this beer it seems to be getting better and better. That, to me, is the mark of a quality brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2010
12oz 2010 btl. Great color on this a nice crisp golden slightly hazy with a foamy white head. Refreshing citris aroma. Nice fresh bottle a bit spicy, a bit hoppy, and a bit citric. Awesome balance. Looks great tastes great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blklab2007 (2081) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 20, 2010
2010 bottle poured a light golden color with a big fluffy white head that retained a half inch. aroma has earthy yeast, light spice, wet orange peel, and a nice bright citrus. mouth feel is light and crisp with high side carbonation. flavor has banana yeast, green apple, light citrus, mellow spice, orange, and a mild barrel wood thing. nice and crisp and has a lot of saison character but there is a slight funky dry twist thrown in.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3419) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Blond and effervescent with a fluffy white head. Nice white pepper spicy zip to the nose. Fairly clean yeastiness, with piquant white pepper and a delicate ripple of orange and a small wave a pinot grigio. Refreshing, piquant, balanced, crisp, and altogether enjoyable.


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