tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - JUL 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light gold with a short lived small white head, loads of bubbles! A very lively beer. A great mix of Belgian yeast with bubblegum sweetness balanced by barnyard dankness, old wet hay, good sour funk. Crisp & refreshing, zesty, there’s a bit of spice and citrus, a very nice choice (pun intended) for a warm humid night.
fluffy (2304) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
What a great beer! Fuck the complainers about goose island-this is fantastic.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Barrelbelly (747) - BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at Beelovers Bar. Lightly sour aroma, but still a lot of fresh saison character. Slight bitter finish.
kraddel (5866) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Beerlovers bar . Pours unclear blonde. Small white head. Smell is intense, oak, grape, some sourness. Mild wine. Taste is Sharp, fruity. Less sour than expected. Even a bit sweet. Rather dry. Ok
ShivanDragon (3157) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2016 Sample from bottle in front of ’Bierkoning’ during Carnivale Brettanomyces 2016
Sofie, Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale, pours yellow/golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, hay, straw, lemon, saison herbs, citrus, Taste of citrus, lemons, orange, grass, malts, straw, saison herbs, pepper, malts, fresh, pretty sweet, balanced, quite nice.
Pedrogve (13) - - JUN 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresca de buen sabor con aromas frutales tipica cerveza belga con un picor de buena burbuja
---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android
MarcoDL (3880) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at brett fest. Aroma of dry yeast, , malt and esters. Taste of sweet yeast, esters, dry yeast and some sweetness. Typical saison actually.
Msdrbeat (413) - Darnestown, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Old Town Pour House. Crisp and clean taste. Mildly yeasty taste. Pours a clear golden with white lacing.
mauroruellas (781) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clara dourada,translúcida,espuma fina com baixa manutenção;no aroma e no sabor o frutado se destaca,apresentando frutas amarelas(pêssego,manga) acompanhado de uma leve acidez remetendo a uvas brancas;notas condimentadas e cítricas acompanham,corpo médio,álcool praticamente não é percebido,refrescante,alta "drinkability". Ótima cerveja,elegante e deliciosa.
davidezdonz (267) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - JUN 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A 12 fl oz bottle bottled on 16th December 2015 and poured into a Cantillon ballon glass. It poured a slightly cloudy champagne gold colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some sparse lacing. Aromas are strong orange peel, juicy orange, lemon and white grape. Light funkiness with a hint of mango. Tastes a juicy mix of orange and lemon with a hint of mango. Light tartness, some peppery spice notes and a hint of bread on the finish. Light to medium bodied with moderate to high spritzy carbonation. Overall a great solid saison with nice juicy citrus notes. Very refreshing on a hot day.