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RATINGS: 1175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
valpoaj (661) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle dated 3/10. Pours a medium golden color with a billowing white head that has great staying power - leaves incredible lacing with little clouds that remain on the skin of the brew long after the pour is complete. Aroma is great and intense - wine grapes, lemon, orange peel with some spice and wheat in there as well - wonderful on the nose. Flavor is quite good as well...slightly spicy, yeasty and moderately sour - very enjoyable. Medium bodied palate with a subsequently medium length finish. Nice offering from GI!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopbrad (5) - - MAY 12, 2015 does not count
Really good saison. spice and citrus on the front, slightly tart on the backend

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkleu357 (527) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2015
On tap during Madison Craft Beer week. Light body. Sweet spicy aroma with a subtle funk. Taste is slight pepper, some orange, kind of funky, with hints of citrus. Good amount of Belgian funk.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sekemoto (20) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2015
Pours golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of wine, orange and hops. Tastes of oranges, citrus, malt and wine. Dry finish. Very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
revolution2718 (329) - New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2015
Straw with sediment. Nose is a bit sour apple, lemon, funky, a bit of bread. Taste starts off tart citrusy, a bit sour, then comes a lot of barnyard funk, earthy. The aftertaste isn't great, really a lot of funk here.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
N3lson1 (403) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2015
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a twelve ounce bottle at the Penalty Box! Aromas of oranges, and slight hops. Pours a hazy, lemonade/orangy color, with white fluffy head. Tastes of grapes, slighly oranges, and champagne. A good complex brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joakgust (1091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden beer with a large white head. Aroma is spicy with notes of citrus, wheat, yeast, herbs, grass and apricots. Flavor is spicy with notes of citrus, wheat, yeast, herbs, apricot and oranges. Well balanced.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
darla70 (14) - - APR 14, 2015
Sweet to the palate pours pale yellow with a mild creamy head. So far this is my favorite farmhouse ale/saison

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1106) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 14, 2015
Hazy straw yellow with fizzy white head. Aroma is Brett, bread year, citrus and spice. Dry beer with a little tart and yeasty flavor. Very nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcnielsen (2484) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden color with white head. Citrus, sweet bread, yeasty, spicy, lemon zest aromas. Lemon, spicy, yeasty, fresh citrus, bread flavors. Pretty nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
plaugher (243) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
765 ml into many a chalice. Pours an opaque golden straw with fluffy white head (quickly dissipating). Nose of apple, orange, a bit of peppery; slightly off-putting tart flavour. Like apple juice. Slick and kind of light on the palate. Ok.


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