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RATINGS: 1321   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
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2010
On tap at Cole’s in Buffalo, NY, drank with Ender from TBS. Very enjoyable beer. I couldn’t distinguish the citrus notes, but he made sure to let me know that they brewed it with a ton of orange peel. I got a distinct pepper finish - definitely spicy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (3164) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2010
Pours a light straw yellow with hazy floaties and a fizzy white head. Aroma is intense citrus and orange. Taste is a flash of citrus and a light body. Very carbonated. Slightly peppery in the aftertaste which is really nice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Happy father’s day to me. I have to be honest, I didn’t take good notes so here’s the memory. Golden color with not much head. Nice fruit smell and a decent taste but, nothing overly special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Siciliano’s in Grand Rapids. 2010 vintage. Pours a hazy lemon yellow color with a large frothy white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus, yeast, peach and pear. Lightly tart. The taste is very fruity... citrus, pineapple, banana. A bit yeasty and a tart finish. Medium bodied. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Tap @ OBF... Incredible Saison! Poured pale, straw, yellow, with a white head that last with a thick layer on the surface. Aroma was tart, with flaky grains. Melon, honeydew, grassy with a strong yeast spice. Citrus hop notes to counter the fruity, dry tart tones. Dry finish with a yeasty tanginess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2010
22 oz bottle. Clear gold pour, with fizzy white head. Aroma of sweet grapes, citrus, orange peel, banana, and bread. Flavor is more focus on the bread, but still sweet and fruity. Light peppery hay notes. Body is pretty heavily carbonated and sharp. Overall a very interesting twist on the saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Pours a cloudy blond with lively carbonation and a foamy white head. Aroma is lightly citrus with a barnyard smell. taste is lightly citrus. palate is tingly and slightly chewy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3856) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2010
50cl traded bottle. Very light yellow, slightly hazy with a nice white head. Foamy lacing. BIG aroma of banana, sugar, Belgian yeast, and some citrus peel. The beginning and end of the flavor are pretty classic but the middle is a little heavy on the orange. Still pretty tasty and the 6.5 ABV is nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2010
Bottle from Utobeer. Hazy golden with a fine, white head. Peppery citrus aroma, hints of oranges. In the mouth a lot pepper flavours, nicely balancing acidic orange fruit, though mostly on the bitter side. Very Belgian in character- very elegant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1838) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Pours out looking just like champagne. Lots of bubbles! Lacy white head. Aroma of citrus. Flavor is as advertised - tart orange with vanilla finish. Very drinkable. This could become my new summer brew! Note to Goose Island: put this into six-packs!

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