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RATINGS: 1196   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyh70 (873) - Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 Poured a hazy straw yellow with two fingers of white bubbly head that leaves behind good lacing. Aroma is subtle but complex with some lemon, cracker malt, light fruit sweetness and a bit of barnyard. Taste has the same subtle complexities. Lemon, orange and light fruit flavors with the cracker malt followed by white pepper and an earthiness or leathery component. Just a hint of tartness and funk in the finish. Flavors are all wonderfully light and balanced, with nothing overpowering. Starts off with some sweetness but ends up being fairly dry with a medium mouthfeel. Very nice and drinkable cross between a Belgian pale and a saison. Really enjoyed. ---Jeremy H


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (146) - - JUL 4, 2015
12oz bottle. Clear golden color with a light white head. Orange yeast wine aroma. Medium heavy body. A bit of a wine texture with carbonation. Wine citrus orange spice flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (1989) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Pours lightly-hazed lemon straw into the glass, with a large soapy head that leaves soapy lacing. This one has been aging for 2 years (bottle-conditioned to age up to 5 years), and boy has it mellowed nicely! Flavors are full of yeasty esters and light barnyard grains. Flavors of light lemon, melon, curt grains, wheat and light spices meld together deliciously. The smooth, easy quaff has just enough lively carbonation to provide activity. Perfect summer brew here, and another great Goose Island offering. A nice, non-high gravity ageable complex summer offering?? Who’da thunk it? Awesome!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swesson (290) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2015
From a bottle at Delano's in Vegas. Pours a hazy gold and makes a thin white head and a bit of lacing. Aroma is of clove and coriander and a bit of citrus. Mouthfeel is light and effervescent. Tastes of spice and citrus and a bit of sour and wheat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvanFriend (414) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Clove, banana, straw, a little bit of spice but not too much, with an orange zest finish. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RhetoricalAns (551) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
Clear light orange-yellow pour., Medium to tall white head that sticks around fairly well. Grainy aroma, some spice, coriander, yeasty whiffs as well. Taste follows with heavier earthy notes. Overall fairly complex, although still not my favorite.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simardsam (213) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
2014 (sur le goulot). Jaune pâle, voilée, avec un col de mousse abondant, mais qui s’amincit rapidement. Nez de blé, d’orange, d’agrumes, de levure et de paille. Goût de levure, fruité, de zeste d’orange, d’épices et de grains.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1249) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2015
765 mL bottle (how odd), marked 2013 vintage on top. Pours a hazed pale golden with a bubbly white head. Tart orange, lemon, and lime citrus aroma. Tart lemon-lime citrus, orange again, a bit of saltine. It’s pretty tasty, though not really what I expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorkenstein (91) - - MAY 31, 2015
Aroma is straw, cloves, citrus. Taste is straw, banana peel, cloves and pepper, and light clementine with seltzer water.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarbyCrash74 (2) - - MAY 31, 2015 does not count
Aroma is one of beer’s most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam. Click on a term below to add it to your tasting notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (586) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
Gelb, orange. In der Nase würzig, Heu, Hefe. Am Gaumen Süße, Hefe, banane, belgische Noten, würzig, leicht herb, rund und süffig.


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