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RATINGS: 1066   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2319) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Sampled at Binny’s Glen Ellyn, IL. After Dinner Tasting. Poured to a small snifter a slightly hazed, straw hue, with modest, white, bubbly foam to the head, and light lacing. The aroma was light fruit, lemon zest, and a hint of spice. The flavor added light tartness, and a vinous nature as dry, white wine. The body was on the light side, and the carbonation was lively and almost fizzy. Very refreshing, and nicely paired with a lemon pastry by Charissa, the GI rep.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a hazy pale yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of coriander, lemon, grass, and florals. Flavor of lemon, florals, clove, subtle pepper, and banana with a soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5367) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Eagan, Mn. - Big Top Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Pours a cloudy dark golden/yellow with a sticky white head that leaves nice sticky lacing on the glass. Nice, almost pungent aroma with lots of lemony goodness. Spicy flavor with hints of saffron, lemon, vanilla, and yeast. Thick, rich mouthfeel. Overall, excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1897) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2010
nice yellowish hue, frothy head. nose is tart and barnyard with some citrus. flavor is light malts but a slightly acidic flavor and tartness with citrus notes. very refreshing and flavorfull

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2011
In short: A very sharp dry/bitter, medium wild and slightly spicy blonde Saison. A must for the Saison lovers
How: Bottle. Vintage 2009, consumed when about 6 months of age (bottling date July 17 2009). Sent to me by rudolf, Thanks a lot Rudy
The look: Partially cloudy blonde body topped by quickly dissipating white head
In long: Nose is very bright and wild with notes of floral hops, grapefruits and white pepper. Taste is very countryside field. Dry hay, lemongrass, wild flowers, grapefruits skin, omnipresent bready yeast, bubblegum. Very farmhouse and wild but not to the point of being funky. Finish is dry, bitter, tart, like a cross between a basic dry saison and a grapefruity IPA (like AleSmith IPA). The smooth carbonation and not-too-lively body is a bit lackluster compared to the rest of the beer but that’s unfortunately the case with too many American Saisons. All in all a great brew. Few beers, that exquisite nectar, are named after women. For obvious reasons we name hurricanes after women.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Sampled at the 2010 Crescent Moon Extreme Beer Festival. Very pale yellow with a thin white effervescent head. A bit of a sulfurous aroma. Thin and lemony. Fizzy palate. Perchance, a dash of lime. Nothing special here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (3904) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Wow, Goose Island really struck a winner with this one. Pours hazy yellow with a snow white head. The aroma has pale malt, earthy Belgian yeastiness, mild orange, light spiciness, dry bubblegum and some nectar fruit ~ quite nice. It has a medium body that starts on the lighter side and ends a bit fuller with minorly sharp, but frothy carbonation. The flavor starts sharp and dry with some dry white wine notes along with the aroma traits as well as some pear and spice. The finish is dry, earthy, fruity and yeasty. This is one great beer & seems to defy being put into a particular style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4787) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2010
big thanks to thirdeye11for this bottle. light cloudy yellow with a white head. florals, earth, spices, yeast, fruits, and wood for aromas. lively on the palate with flavors of honey, florals, yeast, earth, spices, and fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2010
( 22oz bottle, bottled 7/17/09) Pours opaque yellow with nice lasting frothy head, body is effervescent. Nose of spices, celery, light funk. Taste of dandelion, golden raisins, cinnamon, lemon, with a very carbonated refreshing citrus finish. I could drink this beer all day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11. Cloudy yellow pour with medium sized particles. Flavor is lemon peel, pepper, clove. Flavor is lemon, clove, spice. Nice fizzy mouthfeel. Definitely an incredible session beer, could drink this one for hours! Thanks again, Chad!

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