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RATINGS: 1143   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (689) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2013 Rerate: Light pale gold color with large fluffy white head and lots of carbonation. Aroma is yeasty, cidery, with a big floral bouquet. Flavor is great, bretty and grassy with spicy belgian yeastiness, just slightly tart, and a smooth sweetness at the end. Light mouthfeel, crisp and refreshing. 11/16/2012: (7)(4)(7)(3)(1 Bright gold color with huge white head and nice lacing. Aroma and flavor are strong, with citrus notes, light fruits, and good brettyness.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lacho (12) - USA - JAN 31, 2015
Pours with a foamy head, need to wait a while to pour all. Beautiful color, hazy golden with a lot of head. Smells of citrus, coriander, tastes tart, fresh, like spring. Great beer for a hot day.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonnyMadison (57) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Glass. Definitely sparkling with tart citrus grapefruit flavor. Dry, but refreshing. Maybe a little tiring to drink but unique.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jared_Clifton (14) - - JAN 29, 2015
Pours golden with a white head. Very light body. Belgian beer flavor with citrus fruits. Has a slight spiciness and sweet wine after taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1388) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2015
his is a solid farmhouse. Higher ABV than expected in this style. Slightly less carbonated as well. But recommended.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
abcfan (758) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Pours hazy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is sour citrus and barnyard. Very zesty in the mouth with a tart, biting, sour finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
exeter (399) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
Pours a hazy yellow colour with a wispy head to the bottom, but no lacing. The taste is full of pale malts and sour citrus Starts with a flash of soft pale malt flavours followed by tart lemon flavours, wheat and low key spiciness. Could almost be a champagne of beers. Very dry. Like it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (963) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Pours a golden color with a white head. Yeast, fruit, spice, wheat and funk aroma. Yeast, pear, apple, orange, peach, clove, spice, wheat and funk flavors. Medium light body and average carbonation. Fruit, yeast and spice finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
murran (271) - - JAN 15, 2015
Pours a pale golden body with a thin head. Funky and a little citric aroma. Very nice taste with tones of hay. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (375) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2015
this one was different...poured from bomber 2012 vintage (06/20/12)...pour was a cloudy golden hue...nose had a sour banana and yeast thing going on...mouth was actually enjoyable..Belgian yeast spice and fruit...maybe green apples or pears...different but good...glad i tried.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2569) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Buying this beer was a bit like a community service. Two 4-packs of this and 2 of Matilda have been sitting on my supermarket warm shelf for over a year. I didnít think age would hurt it much (it hasnít) but I didnít think sitting on the supermarket shelf was good for it much either. But at $12.99 a 4-pack, the usual store shoppers were scrolling past with ferocity. Understandable. But as I stood there in a ticking mood, realizing this was 1 of 3 beers in the whole store I hadnít tried, and the other 2 were surely light struck over-priced Innis & Gunn 4-packs, I said fuck it. Well I canít quite get a handle on this beer. It variously tastes like a an interesting peppery doughy lightly bretted saison, and then a banana-clove phenolic tripel. Itís no secret which of those 2 I like and which I hate. Itís like a different beer sneaks into my glass every 10 minutes. But at least the lingering smell in the glass is the doughy grassy hop bretty side. Hazy golden yellow, thick meringue of a head.


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