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RATINGS: 1288   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2889) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 26, 2011
Bottled 23/04/2010. Bottle bought in Dublin, Ireland. Appearance: Absolutley beautiful hazy orange, literally vibrating with carbonation with a gorgeous thick snow white head. One of the most beautiful beers I have ever seen. Aroma: Delicious yeast, farmhouse, sour, lemon rind, just delicious. Flavour: A nice sourness at first, lemon, orange, lots of yeast, a little mustyness, wonderful carbonation on the tongue with short yeasty finish. Simply lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1280) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2011
(bottled 4-23-10) Pours a very hazy light yellow with a medium white head that soon subsides to a thin cap that leaves splotchy lacing. Aroma of pineapple (brett), must, grass clippings, lemon zest, toasted fennel seed, and orange creamsicle along with a floral character as well. Really great to smell. The taste has plenty of cracker, honeydew melon, orange, and baked bread with some pepper showing up right before the finish. The finish is very dry and earthy (mushroom?), and it actually comes to resemble white wine as it warms. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is very lively and effervescent. Overall, this is a well-crafted saison that is not overwhelmed with spice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1761) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow/gold, with a white head. Aroma is citrus yeast, pepper, and a touch of vanilla. Flavor is oranges, yeast, spices, white wine, and vanilla. Ends slightly sweet. Very nice, I like this one a lot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
1010 (309) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Pours a cloudy gold with a nice white head. More hoppy than I would expect from a Belgian style beer but overall nice flavor. 12oz botle

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Poured into a tulip. 4.5 A: Nearly clear golden straw color. Two and a half fingers of creamy/pillowy white head that retains excellently and leaves tons of pillowy lacing. 4.0 S: Good amount of barnyard straw funkiness. Lemony citrus. Some clove and a pleasant yeasty spiciness. Good aroma overall, but could be more pronounced. 3.5 T: Not as fruity in the taste. Actually, it’s a dry fruitiness if that makes any sense centered around lemon. Unmalted wheat is one of the more pronounced flavors. Straw funkiness again, but not as much as in the nose. Pleasant yeastiness with pepper and a touch of clove. Decently bitter. 3.0 M: Light body. Too light actually, even for a saison and thus could be a bit creamier. Carbonation is very spritzy, but fine. 3.5 D: Good brew. I like a good brett’d beer every once in a while and this one didn’t disappoint. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-19-2009 03:47:43

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6150) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2011
4oz sample @ Rattle N Hum, New York

Fruity, sour, a bit sweet, proper Belgian styled saison. Pours light yellow, clear. Palate isn’t that great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttutony (830) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Hazy golden color in the glass. Spicy yeast aroma. Smooth mouthfeel, good wild yeast character. Nice to see someone putting effort into a relatively uncommon style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2011
750ml bottle. Very light in color. Yellow gold with a finger sized foam head. Yeasty and very light. Somewhat of a lemon zest in the aroma and flavor. Does have somewhat of a champagne type flavor to it, made for a nice enjoyable, sipping beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Deep golden pour with a white head. Aroma is funky, spicy, earthy and tart. Flavor is tart , funky and fruity.. Nice tingly carbonation. A nice brew.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpicyBlonde (6) - USA - JAN 9, 2011 does not count
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