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RATINGS: 1322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Very hazy golden pour, lots of yeast in suspension, large fluffy white head, good retention. Aroma is pear, floral, champagne, butterscotch comes out as the beer warms. Medium light body, brief tingly carbonation, sweet up front that slowly fades to a mildly dry finish. Good one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (3621) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Since we did not want to pay the cover at Lovin cup, we were only allowed to stay for one beer. We then went to McGreg’s were I found this one I never had before. Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow beer with a large white head. The aroma is malt, fruit and yeast. The flavor is malt, fruit, yeast and some sweetness. The palate is sweet. The distinctly Euro aftertaste I did not enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilnatp (663) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Very light in yellow/gold pour. Yeasty and very light and refreshing. Lemon zest in the aroma. Flavor is clove, banana, a bit sour. Almost a champagne flavor and palate. Great as a sipping beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1822) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Woodman’s in Madison, WI (bottled June 18, 2010). Pours pale yellow to light orange with a bubbly champagne-like head. Aroma of orange zest, peppercorns, and pinot grigio. Wonderfully refreshing flavor with citrus at the forefront but with funky and spicy notes on the finish and just enough sweetness to balance it all out. Exactly what a saison should be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2912) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1288) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1765) - 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.

   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

   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6511) - 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.

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