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RATINGS: 1275   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (5165) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Sampled at American Craft Beer Fest 2010. Pours dark golden. Aroma of doughy malts with the Belgian, spicy yeast. Thick texture, and a nice spiciness to the finish. A good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drdisque (728) - Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2010
pours very clear and could easily be mistaken for a pilsner or kolsch from its appearance. However, when you take a sip you are treated to very rich flavors of orange, coriander, straw, and hay, with almost a creamy flavor (not texture) quality thatís hard to describe. Very clean and not bitter in the least. An outstanding brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2010
From a 22oz Bottle. Mostly transparent, brassy gold colored body with a thick head of pillowy white foam. Notes of apple and pear esters with a prominent orange citrus note that gets stronger as it warms. Faint herbal hops and bready malt. Light bodied, moderate-heavy carbonation with a dry, yet soft texture. Fresh bread dough malty/yeasty flavor accented by the orange citrus. The orange is a fresh, clean flavor, but less would be nice. Hints of vanilla and lemon meringue. A suggestion of brett in the finish with a light, pinot grigio-esque vinous character lingering on the palate. Could use more yeast character; the body is nice and light, but the lack of malt or hops focuses the attention on the spice additions (i.e. orange peel) and more fermentation character (e.g. pepper, tropical fruit) would help add some depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (3248) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2010
22 oz. bottle. Bottled on 02/19/10. Pours a light, fluffy, lasting white head, of long duration, over a slightly hazy yellow (SRM 3) body.....nose is apple/pear, light citrus, bit of coriander.....taste is light sweet malt to start, then clove, lemon, finishing with a light pepper bite and light bitterness.....mouth feel is medium, carbonation adds a pleasant spritz. This is true to its style. It is light, refreshing, and has all of the spice and fruit flavors it should. BJCP 7/3/15/5/7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Shared with a friend on a warm evening. Nice appearance in the glass. Poured hard to get a nice 2 inch frothy head. The aromas where sweet, peppery and some citrus. Flavors the same, including more pepper and orange. A nice Saison. Very drinkable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2011 2010 bomber on 11/5/11. the Brett has developed well over ~2 years in the bottle. huge 4 finger rocky white head over an orange pour. big Brett nose with layers of oak, spices and orange peel. medium body with funky Brett, orange peel, lemon, oak and grapes. dry Brett finish with more orange peel and spice.

shared bomber on 6/6/10. hazy yellow pour with a 1 finger white head. orange / lemon nose with Belgian yeast and a touch of oak. Medium body with a slight tartness, orange peel and a general softness. tart finish with light fruit notes, more oak and orange. Curious to see how my 2nd bottle does over time in the cellar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2010
golden with huge white head. fruity esters to nose. high carbonation. some bitterness before fruity esters, tart notes, with some oak. remarkable complexity to this brew. bone dry finish. i canít think of a better saison that i have had, stellar

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2010
(22 oz bottle). Pours hazy straw yellow with small carbonation bubble and white head. Aroma of lemon, coriander. Taste is sweet with a slight bitterness. Orange and vanilla are present; this is a surprisingly rich beer with good depth. Finish is more vanilla and chewy. My expectations were very much surpassed. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Drank this last night so I canít quite recall all the details, but it was crisp, refreshing, and delicious. Heavy spice notes and just a bit sour. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scubatrip (609) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2010
From the bottle, pours a clear pale yellow-orange with a thick bubbly white head. Smells like a Belgian--wild yeast, cloves, sweet malt. Taste is very good, a hint of sourness at the end, but otherwise smooth, yeasty, much like the aroma would lend you to expect. Bad rating, my apologies, but itís a good beer worth trying.

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