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RATINGS: 1079   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2210) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2010
whoa. rockin good beer here. serious. world class. Hit the sweet spot wiht this. Sophisticated yet so easy and drinkable. no cloying just quaffing. Poured with a fine off white head and a litle lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is fresh yeast malt spice grass crotch funk an plasure. Flav’s bout the same, but with a tart edge. Killer body and carbonation. Not just drinkable, but suckable. mmmmm mm mmmm

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2010
This beer is gorgeous. a cloudy lemon yellow with sediment drifting about under a crisp foamy white head. A dry, mildly spiced aroma dominated by yeast with a faint floral or citrus character. The body is similarly dry, almost parching. A little of that sweet character in the finish, which was very dry. This is the best saison I’ve tried in years. Worthy of being served next to some duponts.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (2815) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Pale orange golden, slightly hazed. Foamy head is mostly diminishing and leaves only a small amount of lace. Nose is yeasty, slightly sulfurous w/ a hint of citrus which reminds me of American hops but is probably on account of the orange peel. It’s this flavor and the delicate mouthfeel that really drive the beer. Very light in texture w/ very vigorous but soft carbonation. Orange, lemon and a bit of cloves and vanilla. That the nose has that strange sulfur note in the nose is really unfortunate. It is truly distracting from what otherwise is a very elegant, well-balanced and unique beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2010
Bottle @ Copenhaniacs tasting, Pt.1. Pours hazy unclear yellow with a large egg white head and lacings. Nose is yeast, pepper and perfume. Smooth, crisp and dry flavor. Nice

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2010
Bottle 22fl.oz.
Clear light medium yellow color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, moderate yeasty, citrus and lemon notes, spicy, coriander notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20100314]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1090) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2010
bottle thanks to bleeng. Pours a faded, cloudy yellow with a white head. Nose is of lemon, yeast and spices. Taste is of lemon and brett. Mouthfeel is thin and tart with lots of carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - MAR 19, 2010
Pale yellow-grey pour with a diminishing off-white head and ample lacing. Nose offers a corn-like graininess along with citrus blossoms and light coriander spicing. Flavor reflects the nose and adds a sweet-tart mandarin orange flavor to go along with the smooth, creamy, vanilla-tinged finish. Mouthfeel is full of soft carbonation which marries beautifully with the lightly nuanced and refreshing nature of the brew. As a ’side note’, the bottle artwork is simple but magnificently elegant. Interesting, fun, and worth trying ... like the most demure, polite, and unimposing saison. "Sophie" would be a classy date ... deceptively ’fragile’, with a beautiful mind, and a gorgeous smile.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4669) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2010
Bottle: Poured a deep hazy beige/orangey color ale with a huge foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of medium-sweet Belgian malt with some notes of orange peel and lightly tart whine wine is quite enticing. Taste is a wonderful mix between some tart notes from the wine barrel with some refreshing notes of Curacao and a nice attenuated Belgian malt backbone. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well done overall with good drinkability factor and some good complexity.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Bottle thanks to beerad666 (BA)!
Berliner Weisse appearance with pale yellow-gold body and a soapy white head. Nose is predominately lemon and banana with light orange, overall very clean fruit profile. Flavor is light spice with more lemon and dry yeast, again straightforward, clean and fruity. Thin body with fizzy carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Push over Miller High Life. For this is the true Champagne of beers. This is an enormously interesting beer that challenges me. The color of this drink is a foggy whitish yellow, almost like pear juice but is topped with a suddy head. The aroma is a yeasty spice like coriander, orange zest and white wine. The taste starts off with a bit of malt and melon fruitiness but is quickly overtaken by an overwhelming tartness and dryness. As the tartness fades a light vanilla is all that is left in the mouth. A sharp carbonation bites with each sip. But the body is light and even refreshing.


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