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RATINGS: 1025   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (635) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (213) - Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle 2013 Aroma of slight citrus, sugar, sour smell. Taste is sour to slight spice, yeasty. Carbonation is the best part, constant stream from the bottom of a belgian glass. Good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (3559) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2014
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 4/13/14, 2012 Bottle, Bottled on 8/22/12

Aroma: It has a really nice Belgian yeast aroma, some citrus, spice, and a some clean malts as well
Appearance: Bright orang pour, somewhat hazed, light, frothy, white head, with a drippy lace
Flavor: The taste is much the same, lots of yeast and spice, some citrus notes, and a light bitterness
Palate: It has a decent mouthfeel, with too much carbonation, and a mid-dry yeast/spice finish
Overall Impression: Have I really never rated Sofie? I thought this was a more than solid Saison. It has a good Belgian yeast feel, decent spice, and an alright finish. I have enjoyed this beer in the past, and it is surely a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricktop86 (514) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 13, 2014
Hazy yellow in appearance with a white head. Aroma is sour fruity. Taste is sour and fruity with a hint of onions, Mouthfeel is light and fluffy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
strowlands8 (175) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
Nice golden colour with small white head. Smells like pear. Not overly effervescent. Very smooth nice belgian year character, sweet and slightly phenolic. Tasty but prefer some of the other Good Island Belgians.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
barleymash (1) - Louisiana, USA - APR 11, 2014 does not count
I’ve had Sofie a few times before and I love it. This time served out of 765ml bottle at a little over a year and a half old. Aroma- Pilsner malt (buscuit), white pepper, pineapple, lemmon, rotten white grapes Appearance- Deep hazy yellow golden Taste- Very different from my first few experiences. Very tart and chardonay and champagne like this time arround. Big dry citrus bite. Mouthfeel- Very very dry. Creamy and dry at the same time. Really awesome. Finish- Tart, dry, finishes like a dry white wine

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
codfishh (38) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
From a bottle pours hazy gold with fluffy white head, aroma is lemon, with wet hay and a little funk. Taste is inline with the smell, some citrusy lemon and bitter orange, honey like malt that finishes with an acidic tartness. Mouthfeel is medium body with high carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2052) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2014
750ml. Pours out a bright yellow color with a large white head. Body is lively, full of carbonation. Smell is malty, citrusy, some wine. Taste is smooth, refreshing when fully chilled but as it warms the citrus and wine notes really come out. Fucking good beer this one is. I don’t care who owns them, this ranks up with DuPont.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crash_the_dog (117) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - APR 4, 2014
Really nice saison. Bright yellow pour, with a brilliant white head. Great spicy, citrusy nose, and a slight peppery bite on the tongue. Effervescent mouthfeel. Not exotic or exciting, but a really solid beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlowOffTube (388) - Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Light and refreshing. Pours a light hay yellow thin white head. Tart wine citrus hay aroma. Some orange hint of white wine well balanced. Hint of tart fruit. Light body light to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legrosjf (36) - CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Liquide légèrement ambrouillé tirant du blanc ou blond. Arôme typique de bière belge. Côté épicé et fruité. Acidité plaisante en bouche. Plein de subtilité.

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