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RATINGS: 1127   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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3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boydmarq (48) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
served on tap. Aroma is fruity with banana esters. taste of bitter grapefruit, but in a good way. overall, a nice beer


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (860) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Gold, bright, 2-inches of egg-shell white head that fade moderate-to-quick. Aroma of straw, dried grass, light apricot and lemon grass, considerable blueberry and some raspberry. Bit of dry biscuit. Body is medium, watery-creamy fell, Soft carbonation, little burn. Flavor is a bit tart with sweet hay mixed in there. (Reminds me of a saison I brewed in which I added lactic acid on top of a semi-sweet malt background. This was not a pleasant combination, but featured more intense tartness/sweetness). A bit of blue/raspberry, hint of strawberry, floral, corn flakes, An OK saison (especially compared with my expectations). The body is a bit too flat/watery, needs to be lighter/crisper, and I’m not a fan of the raw lactic touch without the cheesy notes associated with Brett. Could be a bad bottle; I do recall being very impressed with this previously.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (582) - USA - DEC 20, 2014
You know what? That is an excellent and refreshing Saison. Come to think of it, that’s pretty much the definition of Saison so, WAY TO GO

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2077) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
This is definitely one of the best saisons I’ve ever had. I sampled this at the "pub" inside the O’Hare airport. This beer was funky, fruity and delicious! The body was lively and well-carbonated. I tasted some spicy notes from the hops and maybe some pepper, along with some grapefruit, orange and yeast.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2402) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Big brown wine bottle, 2013 edition. Pours a very light golden colour, slightly hazy with a big white cap, good retention because of heavy carbonation and some foamy lace. Sour aromas with orange juice notes. The taste has no sourness, but the oranges are still present. Hints of Belgian Ale yeast. Wet mouthfeel with a little stickiness, making this one very refreshing, fruity and almost sessionable. Becomes hazier near the end with lots of particles. This releases spices in the nose. Pretty nice overall and for fans of mimosa, but in a beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (449) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Tap at haute dish. Gold with white head and good lacing. Beautiful nose of crisp citrus and floral alcohol. Citrus peel, sweet, some pearlike taste. Very clean and crisp and easy to drink. Great beer that drinks much lighter than it is.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2169) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Tap at The Oak. Clear gold pour with a small bubbly head. Aromas are pears, citrus, light sour red fruit, light Belgian yeast, and black pepper. Tastes slightly fruity with a big yeast finish. Pears, orange peel, black pepper, very light sourness, light barnyard, and a hint of red wine in the finish. Very dry finish. Interesting saison.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (762) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Fruity and slightly sour smell, taste is smooth and much the same, very slight citrus finish, degrades a touch with age

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1441) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Pours clear blond with high creamy white head, diminishing. Some lacing. Aroma is of wine, oranges, citrus. Taste is of oranges, citrus, malt, wine, sligth acidity. Dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1104) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle to snifter. Funky yeast and crushed wheat malt. Moderate low orange. Clear, pale gold with minimal which head that leaves a collar. Taste is orange and sour tartness. Spritzy carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (256) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2014
2014 BOD 8/7/14. Pours a clear light amber (golden, champagne). Massive head volume, world class lacing and retention. Light, but complex, nose of Belgian like yeast, sweet light fruit (pear, grape, apple) and just a hint of spice. Light medium body with a nice smooth texture made a bit prickly from the above normal carbonation level. .Effervescence is evident throughout. The flavor profile is quite nice. Extremely complex, very well balanced but not overly intense, it allows all flavors of the nose to emerge. It begins with the fruit, then develops a white wine like note in the middle coupled with a bit of dryness. The finish is where the farmhouse character emerges with an ever so slight peppery funk that fades into a mild tart dryness. Outstanding and an excellent entry choice for the Saison style.


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