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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Bomber from Bevmo. Pours light, straw yellow with a fizzy white head and specks of lace. Smells bready and yeasty sweet with hints of wine barrel, biscuits and straw. Tastes sweet and bready and yeasty. Grains first, than sweetness. Slight wine flavors and barely any wood character. Medium body, vibrant carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2010
UPDATED: APR 28, 2011 Bottle. 12 oz. Split with James and Tony. Pours a cloudy golden-yellow with a thin, bubbly white head. Aroma of lavender, corriander, vanilla, dry grapes, yeast, orange peel, grass, and small notes of honey. Medium bodied with a clean, slightly dry, sweet palate. Finishes with a floral sweetness. Excellent saison from Goose Island.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TonyDiUlio (652) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Had with James and pat. Pours a hazy light gold. No noticeable head. Aroma and flavor are similar to a wheat. So much corriander and orange peel. Spices are well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5735) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Bottle split with Pat and Tony. Pours a bright, hazy orange body with soapy white head. Aroma is tart, and slight farmhouse. Mouthfeel is medium. Taste is almost like a tart witbier with lots of flavor, mostly notes of orange peel, coriander, yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bartzilla (552) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Very crisp, light, tasty and all around delicious. Would buy from again. A++++

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
22oz bomber into snifter. Pours golden yellow with a tall fluffy white head. Hints of funk on the nose followed by a little bit of spice. Medium mouth-feel with moderate carbonation. Taste is spicy followed by a little bit of sourness. Great offering from goose island

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6850) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Pours cloudy yellow with a nice white head and a citrus aroma. Thre is a yeasty light malt flavor featuring citrus and spice. The mouthfeel is at first smooth, but turns to carbonation. This brew has all the elements of a good Belgian-style saison and is a pleasure to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (736) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Pale yellow with a finely carbonated billowing white head. Sour, yeasty Belgian nose right off that follows into the first sip. True to the Belgian style with a peppery, sour flavor with a touch of lemon and cloves. You can definitely taste the wild yeast here but itís very well balanced with the other flavors. Iím not a big fan of Brett, so for the other 2 of you out there who arenít either, donít worry, youíll like this beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6477) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Bottle drank during the May 2010 Utah tasting. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a huge white head. The aroma is dusty, sweet malts, light fruit. The flavor is nice and straightforward; sweet malts, light fruit, spices and banana. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Bottle from miketd, thanks man! Poured a clear, pale yellow color with an inch and a half thick, frothy white head that slowly receded to a thin layer and left some spotty lacing. Light, crisp maltiness with hints of hay, a soft barnyard yeastiness presenting some light phenols (bubble gum and band aid), soft, dry citrus fruit (orange peel and tangerine), and some light oak on the nose. Crisp, lightly tart entry with soft hints of white grapes that transitions into a clean maltiness with some hay and light cereal leading into a lightly dry yeastiness with undertones of pepper, orange peel, and grape skin that linger into the finish where they are paired with a distinct wine barrel oakiness that imparts a nice dryness. Fine, tight carbonation and light body combine to create a crisp mouth feel. Overall, this wasnít what I would call a real traditional saison/wild ale, but it was pretty tasty and a pleasure to drink. Thanks again Mike.

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