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RATINGS: 1211   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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BritAlesRule (214) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Rating is for the 2009. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a good sized foamy head that lasts. Aroma is very nice. Tart tangy fruits, some hop like a summer breeze across a field of hay and a little white pepper and creamy vanilla. Mouthfeel has just the right tang and zip with an underlying creaminess hinted at. Taste is orange zest and mildly bitter fruitiness, straw and vanilla. My favorite American saison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Rich golden color; nutty and spicy aroma with substantial sweet maltiness. Fairly cleanly malty and sweet flavor, lightly soapy and herbal. Lightly bitter finish with some effervescent banana notes; well integrated. Towards the sweet and less spicy side for saisons.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2848) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2010
12 oz bottle at Blind Tiger. Hazy yellow pour. Tart tangy pepper lemony aroma. Light tart body with hints of fruit and pepper spiciness. Delicious.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2010
Bottle at ChrisO "I’m Trying to see the Stool" pre GBBF2010 tasting. Cloudy pale gold. Decent wit. Some soap. OK lemon. Zesty. Still it is too soapy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrmekon (100) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Clear yellow, full white head, dissipates quickly, light lacing. Strong sour aroma, barnyard and floral. Tastes great, mild malt sweetness and floral sour bite, bitterness on the finish. Light body and high carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
From the Bottle at Chris O’s pre GBBF tasting, Kensal Rise 31/07/2010 (2009 Version) Fruity aroma. Silver coloured and hazy in appearance. Fruity with a hint of dryness and spiced flavour in a floral and bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle thanks to Ang.
Hazy yellow with a big frothy white head and lots of suspended particles. Nice yeasty nose with some pleasant fruit and obvious orange and barrel. Drinks like a sour weiss. Really well balanced, the orange and barrel show through really well but are not at all over powering. The wine notes add plenty of complexity and the overall impression is that of a very well crafted and balanced brew. Like it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - AUG 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow beer with a large white head. The aroma is malt, fruit and yeast. The flavor is malt, fruit, yeast, sweetness and brett. The palate is sweet. Overall a good fruity beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Huge head on this beer. Just nice drinking and well done. The nose is very, very mild and the appearance is pale gold and cloudy. The taste is just solid and light and fruity. No specirfic taste to me just a very well structured belgian.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors.
Aroma: The nose full of spicy Belgian yeast notes. Clove, light lemongrass, and fresh cut grass in there too. Good stuff!
Appearance: It pours a cloudy, orange gold with a huge, foamy, white head. This is one active brew. Great head retention and spotty lacing left behind.
Taste: Light and spicy with Belgian yeast really coming through. A bit of anise, clove, citrus peel, a peppery note, and lots of floral hops. Perfect for a hot day.
Palate: Light in body with above average carbonation and a slightly dry, floral finish.
Overall: A very nice brew indeed and certainly worth trying
Score: 8.4.8.3.15


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