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RATINGS: 1196   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2010
2010 vintage. Pours turbid gold w 3f white head. Nice look. Nose is limey fruit, hopcitrus, spicy. Tastes rich, very citric, spicy, peppery, with hopcitrus, perfumy florals, and orange zest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Bottle. Pale golden pour, lots of yeasty particles in it (thanks to me shaking them up), fluffy white head. Very bright, lemon and orange citrusy nose with coriander and pepper spice and floral characteristics. Tastes sweeter than I was expecting, as well as very yeasty. Creamy moderate body. Lots of lemon and orange citrus to this, apple/pear, a little tart acidity, dry herbal, coriander, and pepper on the finish. Refreshing and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Light yellow golden pour, slightly cloudy. Good carbonation, medium head that fades to a small persistent one. Aroma is yeasty, some tropical fruit notes, hint of clove. Medium heavy body, good carbonation. Little alcohol prescence. Finishes long and malty, somewhat dry, notes of pears and bananas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2010
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy whitish golden color with big white head. Aroma has a bit of brett, some sweet fruit, yeast and a bit of alcohol. Flavor is reasonably dry, with sweet fruit, cereal, alcohol, citrus peel, vanilla and some sweet herbal hops. Finish is somewhat bitter, with grapefruit and lemon peel, followed by a touch of malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Bright, funky brett nose, lots of golden fruits, light pineapple, touch of peach and some honey. Taste is fairly dry, lightly bitter, some citrus hops, fresh herbs, lots of tart unripe fruits, touch of cotton candy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Indra (2700) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 30, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2010 22oz., bottled Oct. 23, 2009, cellar aged for most of that time. Pleasant lightly tart, fruity, flowery, citric nose, also showing some very light sugary sweetness and peppery spice, along with faint hints of wild yeast in the background. Pale, hazy golden straw color with a respectably foamy, lasting head. Flavor profile is remarkable, quietly complex, with a gentle blend of tartness and bitterness up front, fading into juicy citrus and light malt sweetness, finishing drier with suggestions of spice, wood and lingering, faint yeast esters. Palate is light and airy with plenty of soft carbonation, paired with a medium body. Drinkability is through the roof. Chilled for about 90 mins and served in the exact manner of glass suggested on the label. This is very nice indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1368) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Probably my fifth saison on this 4th of July. Very nice pour. Not quite the top, that would go to the Jandrain Jandrenouille IV, but this is pretty nice, like IV lite. Pours a straw yellow, slightly hazy with a thick fluffy white head. Very fruity and floral. Flowery aroma with light spice and fruit. Moderate sweetness. Some citrus and lots of flowers on the tongue. Mostly dry, somewhat funky finish. A touch of brett. Lightly hopped. Good for a summer day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
This is a nifty little/big beer. It’s got some serious spices to it alongside some orangy citrus. A little bit yeasty and sweet. Summarizes the flavors. The aroma is similar to the flavors. The appearance is nice with a nice ibg fluffy head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2010 Light aroma of citrus and yeast followed by flavors of tangy citrus and tart spices. Stars off a little sweet and ends with a dry finish. I’m not the biggest fan of saisons, but this one impressed me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghawener (1520) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 8, 2010
Bottle: Brewer say Belgian Ale! we should respect the brewer. Great. Food Pairing: Brie.

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