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RATINGS: 1176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shamelessjames (8) - California, USA - APR 28, 2011
Got it from the bottle. The carbonation was very bright which I liked. It doesn’t actually say its a Saison (which is typical for Goose Island) but it sure tastes like one. It had enough hops that it was clearly American but not over the top like many of the West Coast brews. It was very versatile and floral. Definitely a fav. It’s really too bad it was purchased by Anheuser-Busch. Hopefully it will merely effect distribution and price and not quality.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigbish (596) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Had this at a tasting at my Wegmans. A nice Belgian style ale. Great yeasty aroma and a nice complex flavors. I’ll have to pick up a bottle soon.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopbrad (5) - - MAY 12, 2015 does not count
Really good saison. spice and citrus on the front, slightly tart on the backend

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkleu357 (527) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2015
On tap during Madison Craft Beer week. Light body. Sweet spicy aroma with a subtle funk. Taste is slight pepper, some orange, kind of funky, with hints of citrus. Good amount of Belgian funk.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sekemoto (20) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2015
Pours golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of wine, orange and hops. Tastes of oranges, citrus, malt and wine. Dry finish. Very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
revolution2718 (329) - New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2015
Straw with sediment. Nose is a bit sour apple, lemon, funky, a bit of bread. Taste starts off tart citrusy, a bit sour, then comes a lot of barnyard funk, earthy. The aftertaste isn't great, really a lot of funk here.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
N3lson1 (404) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2015
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a twelve ounce bottle at the Penalty Box! Aromas of oranges, and slight hops. Pours a hazy, lemonade/orangy color, with white fluffy head. Tastes of grapes, slighly oranges, and champagne. A good complex brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joakgust (1091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden beer with a large white head. Aroma is spicy with notes of citrus, wheat, yeast, herbs, grass and apricots. Flavor is spicy with notes of citrus, wheat, yeast, herbs, apricot and oranges. Well balanced.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
darla70 (14) - - APR 14, 2015
Sweet to the palate pours pale yellow with a mild creamy head. So far this is my favorite farmhouse ale/saison

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1106) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 14, 2015
Hazy straw yellow with fizzy white head. Aroma is Brett, bread year, citrus and spice. Dry beer with a little tart and yeasty flavor. Very nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcnielsen (2484) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden color with white head. Citrus, sweet bread, yeasty, spicy, lemon zest aromas. Lemon, spicy, yeasty, fresh citrus, bread flavors. Pretty nice.


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