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RATINGS: 1104   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2042) - 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] Iíve found that Sofie actually loses a bit of itís spunk on tap. Not sure if itís the fact that it doesnít receive full "bottle conditioning" (keg conditioning?) but itís not quite as freshly funkified & thus loses a bit of itís 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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guil0000 (269) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Pours a clear yellow color with a pretty big white head and lots of carbonation. Nose is lemon, some apple, white wine, sour candy, banana, kind of funky. Sour taste you can definitely feel the citrus lingering in the mouthfeel. Medium body. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atheist_Peace (968) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
765ml? bottle. Light golden pour with a white head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving a bit of lace. Fairly funky nose with some apple notes and a certain white wine quality. On the palate thereís an interesting slice note with a more notable wine character. The funk is a little less pronounced and the finish lasts quite a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
m4rest88 (385) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle picked up from Ralphs in Studio City, CA. I am enjoying my last beer for a few months as I start winter triathlon training, so I am very happy I picked this guy up today. Pours a murky golden hue with a medium white head that is mostly diminishing. Lively carbonation as well. Aroma is yeasty with lots of hints of barn yard. I smell some banana and ginger in there as well. Smells like its going to be one refreshing brew! Aroma is yeasty, with a slight tart beginning that fades to spicy middle and end. Light mouthfeel with lively carbonation

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewGoblin (386) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Best Saison I have had to date. Big, bold and wonderful notes fo apple, white grapes, lemon, yeast, wheat, floral hops and clean basement. Light and hazy piss yellow with a sexy white topper following the action downward. Tart, lightly funked, bitter up front and sweet but not cloying on the back end. A curious spiciness lingers inviting more suckling upon this mid carbonated and very lightly oily temptress.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hidden_Pooch (356) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Poured a light hazy straw with massive frothy white head. Aroma is giant musty old basement, vinegar, citrus and herbs. Tastes of herbs, candy, orange peel, lemon, and a bit vinous. Has a medium chewy body with low carbonation and a little tart that leaves a refreshing bitterness near the end. Very good lacing and very easy to drink. A real pleasure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
khays (57) - - OCT 10, 2014
Smells of raspberry, yeast, citrusy and grassy. Pours as a clear gold liquid with a thick white head. Tastes bright, bitter, straw like, pear. Lacks the funk that is usually associated with this style. Light body, high carbonation dry finish. A well executed ale, likely has more in common with champagne than beer, but is very enjoyable. Although it is well executed, it is lacking the funk and fringe flavour that I love with this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"a nice little saison, though itíll be hard to go back to, given the premium price. a little too funky outta the bottle, but the aroma got better once it was poured. still some barnyard, but not overpowering. just a touch of the orange peel in the aroma and flavor. more earthy/grassy and peppery. would make a very nice summer brew in six-pack form, but not for $8-9 per bottle."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OsuStu (57) - - OCT 3, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with an ample, frothy white head. Aroma of citrus, bananas, and sugary candy. Tastes of oranges, lemons, and white cracker. Is tart and then spicy. A carbonated crisp, dry palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
two7offsuit (199) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Pours very pale yellow with a white head. Aroma of citrus (orange) and subtle pepper. Subtle flavor of orange.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dayz2112 (5) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014 does not count
Pours pale yellow with full white head, Aroma of citrus. Medium sweetness to taste with clean crisp citrus flavors prevalent. Light body, with high fizziness. Very refreshing.

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