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RATINGS: 1290   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerMePodcast (96) - Palm Desert, California, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Wonderfully light, yet complex beer. Orange peel, bubblegum, oak, almost chardonnay in the nose. All the same goes into the taste on top of a wonderful tinge of sour from the yeast and some bitter from the orange peel. Such a tasty ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2010
22 oz. brown bottle with a classy label. A cloudy glowing golden yellow with a nice billowing head. The aroma has citrus and is kind of funky almost like sweat but in a good way which makes me wonder if there is Brett in here. The taste is refreshing and sparkly, clean, very smooth. You know this is an easy drinking beer and would be nice to have on tap specifically for your house. This is another good beer that surprised me in a weekend of good beers that surprised me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NayTron (133) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Pours a golden amber with a nice head. Smells of yeast, orange, bubblegum and a funky spice aroma I can’t put my finger on. Medium mouthfeel with a dry yeasty barnyard palate that does remind me of a dry champagne. Follows up with a mild pepper bitter that works in to a bitter orange peel note. Not bad at all with easy drinkability. Great summer beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2011 22 oz bottle. Pours pale yellow with large foamy head. Highly carbonated...latter pours create a dance of bubbles and sediment. Yeasty aroma with hints of citrus. Very dry in the mouth with a not-so-subtle taste of wine/alcohol. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2010
[Tap] Pours a very pale yellow color with no head. Fizzy carbonation made this beer look more like a sparkling wine. Aroma of champagne yeasts, apples and tart grapes. Tastes a bit like a cider, with apple and light spices throughout. Barnyard notes are light and come out primarily in the finish. Highly carbonated and solid body. An interesting brew, but not really my style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2607) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Bottle. Moderate aromas all around, with light bread and grain for the malt, lemon and herbs for the hops, musty for the yeast, with hints of white win, berry, sour apple and wood in the background. Head is huge, frothy/rocky, white with good crispy lacing and is fully lasting. Color is clear gold, but hazes up on the last pour. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then finishes faintly sweet and acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a lively carbonation. A nice lively aroma, but a little light in the flavor, this is still a very good Saison.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2010
bomber shared by jsprime. bottled oct 23 2009. pale gold with a lasting white head. minimal aroma, some light malts, some bret, some sourness. the flavour is pretty much the same. light and playful. would drink well in the summer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2010
On tap at the brewpub in Chicago. Hazy pale yellow. Aroma is perfumey lychee, gooseberry, with acetic undertones. Lightly yeasty and tart, with lovely lychee and berry fruit, soft subtle spices. Absolutely fantastic!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2418) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2010
650 mL bottle. Hazy yellow-gold with a nice white head. Appealing aroma has dried orange and apple skins, wild yeast, and a little graininess. Theflavour is fairly subtle, with neutral/tart citrus, wheat malt, and a hint of wood. Quite dry, but no metallic notes. Highly carbonated. A well constructed beer, but one which doesn’t greatly appeal to me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2318) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Poured as a glowing yellow hue with a tint of white and a minimum amount of haze sediment floating about. Tiny formation of head while the aroma holds a zesty dosage of spiced yeast in a typical Belgian fashion. The flavor is close to the aroma with a strong serving of zesty yeast with dashes of spice such as clove and coriander and a noticeable orange peel that taste more authentic then some other saisons being made in the USA. This reminded me to appreciate the saison style because lately I had tasted some boring ones that made me want to steer away from them.


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