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RATINGS: 1284   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Bomber served in a tulip. Straw in color with a large fluffy white head that stays a while. Nose of spices, pepper, underripe banana, and soft champagne-like belgian yeast. Orange peel shows up in folds upon reaching the sediment rich bottom. This really enhances the aroma. Slightly tart and sweet flavor. Light-medium body, fizzy carbonation, sticky texture, and a dry, yet creamy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chibuck (3506) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
It pours a light cloudy straw with a finger that has poor retention, but does leave a little soapy head. The lacing is decent. The aroma is what youd expect. Some light flowers and hops with a little hops. I dont like farmhouses in general but the taste is better than most. Its soft and light but has a nice balance of sweet and floral bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2011
I tasted some spicyness from this one. Very strong yeast and the orange peel is evident.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokephibroke (307) - Mead, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2011
pure white foam sits upon a golden cloudy pour. Yeasty nose with tropical fruit - I was expecting maybe a simple trippel. But I was wrong. Quite light and tart. Citrus come through and it a bit drying on the palate. If this were a bit stronger, Id rate it higher.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (919) - Delaware, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Very light and golden in color with a great head. Aroma is fresh and citrusy. The taste is different than anything Ive ever had.. its tart. Good one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Pours to a pale golden body with a ton of sexy visible carbonation and a starch white head. Lots of gorgeous lacing. The aroma is spicy hops, orange peel, and peppery yeasts. The flavor is oranges, hay, spicy hops, clean yeasts, and a light white grape. The palate is super easy drinking. Its quite surprising that the heavy carbonation doesnt conflict with the beer. It makes for a velvety texture. Kind of like a sweet champagne.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sthlm (1270) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2011
[10 Bottle] Pours clear (until the yeast pour at the bottom) gold with a nice big white head that quickly diminishes to nearly nothing. Aroma is mainly light citrus (lemon) and wheat. Taste is light papaya, a little orange, mild acidity, alcohol, some peppery notes, tannins, and nice underlying wheat. Good, creamy mouthfeel, above average length finish. A bit hot, but overall a nice saison. I really like the level and influence of the wheat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Tap. Pale gold. Aroma is fruit, light sour. Taste is somewhat sour, fruit, peach, wheat. Pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAR 7, 2011
This is a nice, light, crisp drinker. Aroma is full of citrus and spices. Taste is subtle with orange notes, spices and a great fizz.. It is light in nature and not filling at all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (2452) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 7, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2013 12 ounce bottle from Beverage Barn Garden City Park in Duvel glass. Hazy golden orange with white ring. Fruity orange floral spicy aroma. Very fruity sweet pineapple orange pineapple syrup vanilla with lingering sweet and spicy orange candy finish. Medium body. Too fruity sweet for my tastes. Certainly doesnt need extra orange peel in there. Overwrought. Decent, but not near the tops in saison (imho). Fresher bottle (9/21/13) much better. Something weird in the aroma BUt nice complex tropical fruits and peppery finish. From 3.0 to 3.8.


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