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RATINGS: 1186   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.


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4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
phillybass (43) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2013
An amazingly delicious and easily quaffable refreshing summer beer. Tastes fruity and dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (1106) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 29, 2015
765ml bottle 2014 vintage pours semi clear light orange with 2 finger head. Nose is soft grainy spice, vanilla citrus and bits of belgian yeast. Taste has a surprisingly creamy mouthfeel, feels undercarbed on the palate even tho the head was plentiful, soft rounded grain spice, bitter orange, dry light vanilla and cereal. Finishes with some earthy wheat, light pepper, grain, and light vanilla citrus spice. I feel like something was not quite there with this bottle, mouthfeel was somewhat lifeless and it hadn’t really dried out enough to be great.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElManana (982) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle at Leuven Innovation Beerfestival, thanks for sharing! Right up after Matilda, another Belgian copy which does a bad job. Yeast, low bitter, I even rather drink Palm than this, it has the same metallic, yeasty, taste. Bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (1020) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Hazy, yellow color. Big , white head. Aroma of yeast, fruits , spices , lemon and hint of farmyard. Crispy , fruity taste full of spices . Champagne feeling in the mouth . Dry finish with moderate , hoppy bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (1894) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
bottle sample at LIBF, poured an poured an amber looking colour with a white head. nose of fresh citrus, crisp malts, tropical fruits, mango, stone fruits, lemon zest, oak, pineapple juice, spicy yeast, grape skin, vanilla sweetness, earth notes, leading to an dry aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (5041) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
Thanks for sharing! Sampled 650 ml. bottle @ Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. 2012 Version I believe. Dark amber, little white head. Nose is oily, dull & bland, yeasty, light hay & dull oak,… Very boring, oily, bland yeasty, sugary taste, thin, caramel, metallic, light oak,… Dull & oily,… Tastes like a boring Spéciale belge, disappointing for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (7473) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle sample @ Leuven Beer Innovation 2015, shared with the RB Belgian crew. Dorée claire, col fin blanc. Arôme au bouquet qui met bien en avant ce léger côté poivre concassé, le tout ponctué par un agréable fleuri houblonné noble avec un profil levure assez belge. Palais est fruité sur une écorce d’orange, le tout avec un petit renforcement poivrée très plaisant et qui réveille un peu les papilles. Reste belge dans son inspiration levure le tout accompagné et contrebalancé par un agréable fini boisé de chêne et de raisin blanc.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ExpendableHero (773) - Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Murky yellow brew with a white head. Carbonation is extremely lively. Aromas of fresh citrus. Tastes of lemon peel, some lime notes, biscuit, and fresh wheat. Bittersweet, semi-tart finish. Barnyard funk. Not much to this, I was expecting more. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8335) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
Medium snowwhite head over pale golden, clear beer. Smoked nose, tarry and phenolic, strange - then sour fruit and some citrus. Taste is not smoked at all, but contains some phenols. Sweet fruitjuice, that take a long time lingering on. Medium bodied at best. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (3023) - BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
Goose Island ’farmhouse ale’ aged on wine barrels, with medium thick but strongly cobweb-lacing, off-white head and hazy golden blonde robe. Fruity and quite complex aroma of pear, mango, straw, lemon zest, peach, pepper, pineapple, hint of wood, grape peel but alas, a faint touch of H2S (rotting egg!) as well, fortunately receding quickly. Fruity, estery, ’Belgian’ taste, subdued sweetness, orange, pineapple, mango, berries, light acidity (lemon peel), nice and soft bready malt sweetness below but still somewhat thinnish body, drying finish with a dash of spicy hops, peppery yeast accents and woody tannins, with persisting grape fruitiness. Quite complex and tasty, too bad for the H2S.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (9986) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2015
Trübes goldenes Bier mit einer geringen weißen schaumkrone. Geruch leicht säuerlich, Steinobst, süß. Geschmack süß malzig, bananig, Gewürze, hefig, lecker.


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