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RATINGS: 1066   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BajengisKahn (3) - Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2013 does not count
This beer caught me off guard with its vibrant citrus start and crisp finish. Absolutely fantastic.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Papillon (366) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
765 mL Bottle. Murky straw body with a very frothy white head settling to a film leaving some cloudy lace. Intense yeasty aroma with floral - fruity notes, and fields of clover buddy up alongsides. Wow! And Flavah!!! Peach and pear with a sharpness of unripe green grapes subtly squelched by a butterscotch innuendo invade the taste buds, trailing off to a cream cheese finish. Heavenly!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
JonLaRue (13) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Served from large bottle. Tight lace, with light yellow hue. Flavors of wine, cereal, and hops. Acidic and sweet a little too sweet. Best Saison ale I have tasted.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
orourke (17) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Delicious, yeasty, dry, crisp, sparkly. Thick white head that dissipates with abundant lace. Refreshing with a good alcohol content. Cloudy golden appearance. Much carbonation. Just like the description: "A subtle, spicy white pepper note, a hint of citrus from the orange peel and a creamy vanilla finish".

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (413) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 4, 2014
This may not be the farmhouse ale that you want or expect. You see, Sofie opts for fruity and refreshing rather than yeasty and earthy. That takes some getting used to. What doesn’t take getting used to is the attractive golden appearance, the pure white head, and the phenomenal citrus aroma. That citrus influence plays a huge part in shaping the flavor, as well. Those lemon/orange notes are tart, sweet, and even a bit sour in the finish. An unconventional farmhouse that’s uncommonly refreshing and approachable.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
derryd (2) - - MAY 3, 2014 does not count
Great lacing on the glass. Fine fruity aroma. Fantastic velvety mouth-feel that goes down smoothly. Complex tastes between spices and fruits.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonmac (264) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Poured at Republic at Seven Corners in a tulip-like glass. Refreshing top notch take on a Belgian saison. Beautiful golden color with little to no head. Hits you with understated hops and an effervescent finish. One of the best around leaving you longing for a trip to Chi-town and Lou Malnatti’s.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CRock (40) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
First time trying something from Goose Island and blown away. Great beer and looking forward to Matilda.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Bright yellow, slight cloudiness, huge white head, tiny carb bubbles, great lacing. Orange and lemon peel up front, hints of stone fruits, mango/peach/apricot, bright floral character, not sure though, daffodil, yeasty. Perfect citrus zest up front, lemon/orange peel again. Light cereal, white grape and pepper through the middle. Oaky/vanilla finish. Effervescent mouthfeel, fades to soft/billowy finish. World class.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - FEB 6, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2012 Aroma is vanilla, yeast, citrus. Taste is wheat yeast vanilla citrus, orange, coriander, balanced out with light hops. Served in Belgian goblet at goose islAnd. Winner here! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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