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RATINGS: 1215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6838) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2015 Bottle (2015 vintage). Head is initially small, fizzy/frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of citrus candies, ginger ale, coriander. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy/lively carbonation. This gets closer to a witbier / soda pop every time I try it. This might be the last try for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - APR 26, 2010
Pours golden with thin white head. Aroma of oranges. Taste has nice citrus flavor mixed with spices. Smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3381) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2010
bottle-neon yellow hue with a fizzy humpy white head. lots of spitzy carbonation going on in my glass. nose of spice, lite vineous note, oak and grapes. very nice! Wow! lots of woody green grape notes, spice and a touch of oak and lite yeast funk. really nice woody flavors to start followed by estery/fruity notes long into the finish. very tart here, but not like a jolly pumpkin. the finish went for a while, then all of a sudden stopped. still nonetheless, a very tasty saison here but i wish it was unfiltered.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2119) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2010
22oz bottle at a tasting.
Aroma : Lots of herbs with coriander and orange peel. some wheat. Spicy and fresh
Taste : Coriander and orange peel. Hints of honey. Spicy and fruity
Overall : Nice hints of honey. Very fresh. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
Yellow body with a white head.Aroma of melon,orange zest,and white wine.Flavor gies me much of the same.The finish is very dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010
Bottle from beverages 4 less. Light, easy drinking brew. Lawnmower brew. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (3967) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 23, 2010
Bomber shared by iowaherkeye. Nose of yeast, wheat, and a hint of wine. Clear yellow with a small white head. Flavor is lightly sweet, with hints of bitterness and citrus and yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2010
Belgian Saison I’ve only had one other, 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 winy and spicy notes. Crisp finish. I could have drank an awful lot of this. but I just got a sample from a Distributor show.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (6164) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2010
22oz bottle from Big Z Beverage. Pours a slightly hazy but otherwise transparent straw gold with a tight, slightly creamy white head. Aroma is heavy on the orange and orange peel, light lemon, lightly malty, a little coriander, a little light pepper. Flavor is sweet with plenty of candy sugar right on the front, white pepper, oranges, lemon peel, light spice. Finish is medium bodied and dry. Wild yeast? I don’t get any of it. Wine barrel? Where’s the wood? I guess perhaps there’s a little buttery flavor/texture like a Chardonnay, but I’m missing the uniqueness of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2700) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2010
22oz bottle, bottled 02/19/10 from Holiday Wine Cellar, $7 or 8. Minimally hazy effervescent bright golden yellow with a one finger white head, creamy with good retention. Big yeasty aroma, lemony with plenty of white peppery notes. Definite orange peels as well as light dusty pale malts. Flavor has a little more citrus notes leaning more towards the orange. Some herbal hops are also present. I get a tinge of vanilla somewhere towards the finish, which was semi-dry with bitterness peaking at a 3. Just a tinge of white wine, along with a little burn noted at the end. Moderately high carbonation with a medium body. Very good example, and quite tasty.

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