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RATINGS: 1283   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2013 [Bottle, 2013] Murky sunshine yellow body with a soapy, bone white head that lasts as a nice chunky collar & swampy film. Aroma is bursting with fruit; lemon flesh, orange, peach, mild apricot, white grape, all backed my solid helping of farmhouse funkiness. Wet hay, cotton, slight sweaty & cheesy funk. Somewhat floral, faintly spicy & grassy hop character. Complex aroma. Taste includes much funk & fruit as well. Lemon peel, peach tones, musty hay, orange zest, hints of barnyard sweat funk, crisp melon, fresh grassy tone, slightly vinous white grapes & a strong bready, yeast filled finish. Lots of yeast. Chunky yeast body with a highly carbonated, crispy & dry finish. A great example of the style.

[Tap, 2013] I’ve found that Sofie actually loses a bit of it’s spunk on tap. Not sure if it’s the fact that it doesn’t receive full "bottle conditioning" (keg conditioning?) but it’s not quite as freshly funkified & thus loses a bit of it’s aforementioned brightness on tap as compared to cracking open a bottle. Less carbonated & lively as well. Still a good beer on tap, but fantastic in the bottle. My score will still represent the bottled versions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tristanlaugher (117) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2016
Excellently done farmhouse with a little funk. Bottle at a bar. could have drank it all night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rulmix (8) - MEXICO DISTRITO FEDERAL, MEXICO - MAY 25, 2016 does not count
Cerveza con estilo tipo vino blanco espumoso, qué logra un sabor complejo y notas de lúpulo suave.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndburns (69) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
500ml bottle from The Perfect Pour, labelled 2015. Pours a pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is crisp, lemon, yeast, pepper. Taste is citrus, very clean and fresh, a little tart and sweet, not bitter at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (2456) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2016
Tap @ Hoppy Loft, Brussels 20160507. Fruity, yeasty and light spicy, citrusy with vanilla notes. The finish is dry and fruity with spicy notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaturtle (8) - - MAY 13, 2016 does not count
饮用于北京本&# 外观:浅金色&# 气味:明显的&# 味道:酸度适&#

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Pours a bright golden yellow with fizzy head. Aromas of tropical fruits and some citrus peel. Funky orange/lemon peel flavors with a nice woody funk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sampaiodaniel (28) - - MAY 8, 2016
Cerveja com aroma cítrico. Cerveja bem encorpada com aroma e gosto cítrico. Extremamente harmoniosa, com equilíbrio perfeito entre amargor, corpo e cor. Uma das melhores cerveja que já tomei

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fillepolo (452) - SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2016
Tap @ delirium hoppy loft. Pours a golden colour beer with a medium head. Citrusy with some hops and spices, refreshing. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (3621) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2016
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- (2015 bottle) Aroma of malt and light sour. Slightly hazy light amber, white head that slowly drops to a cover, bands of lace. Taste is light malt that adds medium carbonation, a spritz of citrus sour, a little orange and, deep in the finish, a little vanilla. Refreshing, light, palate cleansing, super with homemade pizza.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdolfoCC (112) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - APR 18, 2016
Servida en copa Goose Island Sofie. APARIENCIA: de color pajizo, bastante pálida, se observa ligeramente turbia y moderada actividad de carbonatación; corona de espuma color blanco, de baja retención, de burbujas compacta. AROMA: notas cítricas, cáscara de naranja, notas ligeramente agrias pero no agresivas, se lleva a apreciar notas vinosas de los barriles. SABOR: de entrada las notas cítricas hacen presencia, cáscara de naranja, seguido de notas ácidas/agrias que van acorde al estilo, no son nada agresivas, también se aprecian notas vinosas muy ligeras; el retrogusto queda un amargor muy ligero, seco y nada astringente, y en garganta un sensación de calidez que no es agresiva, si no refrescante. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo ligero, carbonatación media alta. RESUMEN: Excelente cerveza representante del estilo, con cierto grado de complejidad.

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