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RATINGS: 1025   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Pale straw gold colored body with a long lasting off white head. The nose was sweet pears with notes of funk and wood. There was also a lot of bubblegum and orange juice. The taste is straw with orange peels and a little hint of vinous character. There is a slightly soapy finish along with ginger and a little black pepper that tends to linger. The mouthfeel is soft with lots of carbonation that is not irritating. A nice experiment that is like the best of a wit combined with a saison and a little hint of wine. Well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Bomber. Light golden body, slightly hazy. Huge white head, mostly lasting. Citrusy aroma of orange and lemon along with pale malt with a hint of clove and pepper. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes lightly to modertely sweet, lightly bitter and moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture and spritzy carbonation. Great dry, tart finish after initial tastes of orange, lemon and spice with a hint of mold. Mouthfeel reminds me of champagne. A little too citrusy. It masks any subtleties the beer may offer, but otherwise this is an enjoyable, easy-drinking saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1607) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Pours light yellow with a big bubbly white head. Tastes very dry, orange, vanilla, some tartiness. Very good saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Very fruity and spicy saison. I don’t get the "wild yeasts" so much as a fairly nice and strong saison. Lots of carbonation. Good taste. Bought for our hotel room in KC from the Sunfresh grocery store. I wanted to stock up on Boulevard BBQs, but I feared that they couldn’t handle six days in the airport parking lot in December.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 10, 2009
Thanks to Hatchy for picking this up for me in Chicago. Pours a hazy golden with a medium bubbly white head that laced. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, floral, banana, clove, acidulated malt, bubblegum, honey and orange. Flavor of banana, clove, citrus, I’m guessing the Chimay yeast strain, honey, orange and white wine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2009
22oz bottle shared thanks to TomDecapolis. 2009 Bottled July 17. Poured a medium and hazy yellow color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of yeast, fruity, citrus, and some spices. Tastes of the same...fruity and spicy. Lively body with a Dry and clean finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Aroma beautiful tropical fruit aroma, the kind you get from the salads using wonderful fresh fruit in good restuerants, orange,mango,papaya, banana, and some kindergarten glue, flavor is much the same, alittle initial sweetness ,a little bitterness,and then oddly it dries out in finish,aroma more enjoybale then flavor,but still an excellent Saison

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1204) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2009
22 ounce bottle, bottled on 10/23/2009. Served in a tulip glass, the beer pours a hazy light gold color with about an inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is lemon, orange peel, peppery spice, and wheat. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, but with the addition of some green grapes. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it has high (but soft) carbonation, and also has a dry finish. Drinkability is good, it’s a nice and refreshing brew. I liked this beer, I’d buy it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fevernova (210) - Athens, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2009
2009 22 oz Bottle -- Pours cloudy yellow with a big white head. Smells of orange, lemon, apple, and wheat. Mellow sweetness with a good tartness. Alcohol is very present on the finish. Peppery and dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
undsioux7 (792) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2009
Pours staw yellow with avoid sized white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and citrus. Taste is tart up front with lemon peel and orange in the middle. Moves to pepper and sometype of danker taste I can’t put my finger on. Finishes dry


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