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RATINGS: 1293   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Poured on tap at Dexters in Madison, WI, pours a clear golden color with a thin white head and slight lacing, the aroma is fruity with a hint of booze in the nose, the flavor is nicely balanced with malt and fruit, it even has a touch of sourness in the finish, pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - OCT 24, 2010
22 ounce bottle(2010 edition) pours an effervescent, hazy, yellow gold body with a large and delicate white head. Good retention and some sheet lacing. Aroma is funky and yeasty, with fruity honeydew melon, white grape skins, kiwi, orange peel, lemon, and some herbal hops. Dry and silky on the palate with a champagne like carbonation. Taste nirrors aroma. Funky wild yeast character is apparent but could use more time to develop. Subtle barnyard, kiwi, white grape skins, orange peel, and lemon, with some dry bitterness from herbal hops. Would love to have a few bottles to age to see if some time gives it some more pastoral character. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weitz15 (533) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Dark yellow pour. Sweet, citrusy aroma. Refreshing palate, yet medium hop content.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 19, 2010
Bottled 02/19/2010. Purchased from some dive store in San Diego Mission Bay. Colour: White-yellow with cloud. Nose: Young berries, lively yeast, dopple of perfume, glue. Taste: Mmmm...berries again, but more ripe...and red grapes perhaps? Medium bitter middle with grapefruit. Late surge oak mixed with yeast. Pretty solid stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (5971) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 14, 2010
2010 bottle: poured a light golden color with a big fluffy white head that retained a half inch. Lots of floating spice and sediment in the glass. aroma has light spice, orange peel, and a nice bright citrus. Smells much like a Belgian Wit beer. Mouth feel is light and crisp with high side carbonation. Taste has banana yeast, citrus and pepper spice with maybe vanilla? Would I buy again? Yes, I’m geting two more bottles to put in the cellar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guerinfbfan (110) - Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Pours a golden yellow, with a thick, forthy white head. Aroma is very fruity, especially banana and oranges. Very fuity taste to this one, which had some ctirus and hoppy feel to it. Very nice feel to the mouth, has a nice bitter finish to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2922) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2010
[bottle] Pineapple and sour banana aroma with some honey and a woody character. Hazy yellow under a thick, white ring that laced the glass. Tropical fruit flaovur with a woody bitterness and a touch of horseblanket and white grape. The woody bitterness transcends the whole tasting experience and is a nice counterpoint to the horseblanket. Light body, medium carbonation, woody bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
efdejesus (93) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Poors a golden hue with a medium sized head. Very carbonated up front like champagne. A tart flavor is noted that is not overpowering. Clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2010
On tap at Anchor Bar in Wichita. Pours hazy yellow-gold with small white head. Aromas of orange, a bit of tartness, yeast, and a bit of the barrel. Flavors of light spices, orange, lemon, yeast, bit of tartness, a bit of vanilla, and some wet wood. Very tasty brew and a hell of an american saison. Very proud that this brew came out of Chicago.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12619) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2010
Hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma of exotic fruits and brett funk. Sweet and fruity flavour with peach and spices

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