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RATINGS: 1312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (738) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Poured as a taster - aromas have egg, sweaty horse, and spicy tones. The flavors follow along with a tartness and spicy/creamy finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ahuth (321) - - SEP 30, 2016
Draft. Pours hazy blonde. The palate is full body and sweet. The taste is grassy and fruity. Great saison

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PugUglyBrewer (148) - - SEP 29, 2016
The best saison I have had so far. Appears in the class a slightly hazy sunshine gold color with a pillowy clean white head. The aroma is lemon and yeast with a trace of orange peel. The mouthfeel is velvety and light with a bit of a bite from the carbonation. The flavors are tart lemon and orange balanced out by rich doughy yeast. Lighter notes of pepper and vanilla take place at the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theOptimator (367) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Aroma is tangy floral, lemon, orange.... complex. Appearance is hazy yellow with large frothy white head. Taste is orange lemon forward with a sweet malt. Floral with some hop bitterness... almost Belgian. Palate is medium light. Overall a nice beer.Tangy and enjoyable. Not exactly unique but fun and a nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Listigovers (907) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2016
Some citrusy hops and lots of belgian yeast flavour, fairly bright a bit fruity, golden and sparkling, medium body, nice and a bit creamy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cimbasso (745) - - SEP 24, 2016
Sampled on draught at the Hopsmith Tavern, Chicago. Pale yellow with a white head. Very fruity flavour with lots of orange taste a green apple tartness. Hints of peach and champagne.Dry finish. Very easy drinking with an appealing sweetness offset by a fruity tartness. This is a highly drinkable Saison.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rubyroo (40) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2016
Aroma is Sauvignon blanc, Brett, wheat, corn. Appearance is pale yellow, initial pour is crystal clear. Very active bubbles. Taste: white pepper, wheat, hay, champagne, barnyard funk. Palate is thin bodied and quite effervescent. Finishes slightly dry. Overall an enjoyable farmhouse saison that isn’t exorbitantly expensive.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
LetsGoState (819) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Aroma is sparkling champagne. Taste is sweet citrus. Overall just an OK one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tapefuzz (128) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2016 12oz bottle. Pours pale yellow with a large foamy white head. Aroma is floral, yeasty, and full of pear. Taste is lightly tart with lemon, orange, pear, and some grapefruit. Some pepper. Pleasant traces of yeast. Dry, white wine like finish. Light body. Somewhat above average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brownaler (547) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Slight sour aroma with a Belgian yeast body adorned with peppercorn bit of a champagne like finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bierdimpfe (349) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2016
Veiled golden color with extra powerful champagne like amount of activity. Extra frothy beige 4 finger sparkly island head, lasting around 15-20 minutes, with strong legs. Aromas of white wine and champagne, yeast and fresh flowers. Flavors of apple, green grapes, pears, floral and herbal spices. Perfect balance of sweetness and sharpness. Oily light body with champagne like carbonation. Light and short finish, ending with a vinous cider like green grapes fruity feel. Overall exquisitely well crafted : delicious subtle but complex flavors, super fresh and tender, perfect sexy body, great balance and well intensifed, ideal accessible light appertizer.


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