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RATINGS: 1195   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1477) - Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2013
From bottle. 2012 vintage. Cloudy yellow color. Crisp citrus aroma. Sparkly effervescence with flavors or orange, pear, apple and a little spice. Finishes with a sweet bubbliness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (1978) - 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!

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvanFriend (412) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Clove, banana, straw, a little bit of spice but not too much, with an orange zest finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RhetoricalAns (547) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simardsam (212) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1246) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorkenstein (84) - - MAY 31, 2015
Aroma is straw, cloves, citrus. Taste is straw, banana peel, cloves and pepper, and light clementine with seltzer water.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (578) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (1141) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 29, 2015
765ml bottle 2014 vintage pours semi clear light orange with 2 finger head. Nose is soft grainy spice, vanilla citrus and bits of belgian yeast. Taste has a surprisingly creamy mouthfeel, feels undercarbed on the palate even tho the head was plentiful, soft rounded grain spice, bitter orange, dry light vanilla and cereal. Finishes with some earthy wheat, light pepper, grain, and light vanilla citrus spice. I feel like something was not quite there with this bottle, mouthfeel was somewhat lifeless and it hadn’t really dried out enough to be great.

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