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RATINGS: 1309   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9295) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2010
Bomber. Bright glowing gold. Complex, spicy, fruity aroma, with biscuity pilsner malt, citrus and grass. Peppery dry hops, a bit of honey, big orange, spice. Really good, though a bit too sweet and spicy, and a touch too much orange. Not as refined as the best, but a very nice saison indeed. Maybe the best Ive had from to US to date.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Bright yellow, slight cloudiness, huge white head, tiny carb bubbles, great lacing. Orange and lemon peel up front, hints of stone fruits, mango/peach/apricot, bright floral character, not sure though, daffodil, yeasty. Perfect citrus zest up front, lemon/orange peel again. Light cereal, white grape and pepper through the middle. Oaky/vanilla finish. Effervescent mouthfeel, fades to soft/billowy finish. World class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
My bottle [650ml] shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & mabel. Pours a cloudy yellow-gold with an average size diminishing foamy white head. Aroma is sweet and yeasty along with herbs, spices, fruit and some alcohol. Flavour of yeast and herbs foremost followed by fruit, honey and a lightly spicy bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Really good, not as amazing as I expected due to some of the high ratings but still very, very good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mirage52 (147) - New Market, Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2010
Poured from the bottle a light golden orange-yellow. Ocean foamy head, and lots of bubbles. Aroma of citrus: orange and lemon. Mouthfeel is bubbly -- maybe too bubbly. Texture was like club soda. The finish was clean, with hints of orange and lemon, and slight bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale ber alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2011 2010 bomber from bevmo on 5/9/10 hazy pale orange with a soft white head. it smells or orange, pale malt, straw, flowers, bubblegum and a touch stinky. the flavor is the same with the addition of some spiciness on the finish. it is sweeter than id ideally like which covers up the funk and crisp texture the style needs. 7/3/6/3/14/3.3 5/1/11 12 oz. bottle from 4/23/10. Serious brett nose and dryness on the palate. Highly carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vikingguy (1064) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Pours a bright yellow/orange color with long lasting white head. Fresh orange dominates the aroma. Taste is very floral & earthy with notes of clove, chardonay & orange. A touch sour, but mellow belgian malt is forefront. Im not crazy about the style, but this is pretty solid. Light with a solid malt backbone, drinkable, fruity. Id buy it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hallinghansen (2841) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2010
Bottle@Blind Tiger NYC. Hazy yellow body with a medium fuzzy white head. Aroma is fruity, spicy, pepper and orange. Flavor is also spicy with notes of pepper, orange and fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Bomber! Clear yellow with a big beige head and vigorous carbonation. Crisp spicy and herbal aroma. Flavor is very dry and herbal, with a lot of dry winey and spicy notes. Crisp finish. Easy drinking and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2010
pours hazy yellow with a thin white head and no lacing. slightly musty citric aroma with coriander. Very rich taste. somewhat tart with orange peel, coriander, yeast, clove and bubblegum. spicy, sweet finish with yeast bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2010
[2908-20100618] 650mL bottle. Spicy citrus juice yeast aroma has great fruit characteristics coming through. Hazy, light orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Sour lemon spicy zest flavour hast bitter tart hints and a nice gentle fruitiness throughout. Medium body. Tasty, nicely balanced with carbonation.
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)

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