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RATINGS: 1215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

b33r's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (740) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1424) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle. Hazy, golden color with a medium head. Aroma is slightly fruity with a slightly funk smell. Taste is like a fruity champagne with a tast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (534) - Jamestown, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle. Poured a cloudy bright yellow with medium fluffy white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, straw, funk, spice. Flavor was tart and funky, straw, light citrus, and a slight hint of the pepper spice. Medium body and a creamy texture to it. Lively carbonation and a tart dry finish. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RLiddell (67) - Valrico, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2015
12oz. bottle, pours a pale gold color, light fluffy head which dissipates leaving light lacing, taste is light citrus, probably more lemon than anything, great effervescence and a sweet finish. Very nice saison!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (2077) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle, shared at Brewda 2015, thanks to whoever. Pale blonde color. White head. Aroma’s: moderate sour, bretty. Retronasal there’s sourness, brett, light sweetness as well. Flavor is moderate sour, moderate sweet. Medium bodied. Quite nice actually, despite the brett.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (632) - - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle to goblet. Bright yellow, lacy head. Aroma is mild yeast, lemon, Orange. Taste has some apple character, touch of the Belgian wild yeast, but ok, lemon late. Feel is smooth and Very bubbly. Nice beer, though I think a slight step down from the Matilda.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (911) - CANADA - AUG 22, 2015
Appearance: hazy pale straw with one finger of loose white head, good retention and patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: apple and stone fruit, lemon zest, white pepper and clove, light tropical fruit. (8/10) Taste: mild sweet, moderate bitter, mild peppery spice, mild tart. (8/10) Palate: light body, lively to moderate carbonation, off-dry short duration finish. (5/5) A solid saison marred only slightly by a hint of brown apple in the flavour. The head and lacing could stand to be a little prettier, too. Still a very good example of the style, though! (18/20)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ColovianTrader (437) - - AUG 17, 2015
Citrus forward, banana, lots of crisp apple and light pepper balance out the Belgian yeast. Really tasty yet delicate beer. An actual champagne of beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Draft at NWIPA A: Cloudy gold, thin white head. N: Clove, esters, banana, unripe peach, touch of lemon, white peppercorn, orange peel, white wine grape. T: Tart, sweet, and a little bit spicy. M: Light body, a bit sticky, no alcohol presence, crisp carbonation. O: Very good saison. It sickens me to say it, but one of the best American versions I have had. It’s deep and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeanF (1930) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
Nice foamy head with heavy carbonation and foggy body. Aroma of soft yeast with just a hint of wit funk and citrus. Flavour is a very nice citrus with barnyard yeast. Soft oily finish. A very fine beer, nicest new world saison I’ve tasted in a long time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (340) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Draft at Claude Hopper's. Pale yellow, clear and bubbly with very thin head. Aroma of citrus and spice. Tart, peppery flavor. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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