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RATINGS: 1283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drubel2 (15) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Bomber, purchased from Binny’s in Downers Grove. Pours a translucent, brilliant orange/yellow, with a decent white head. Nose is that of citrus (someone sitting five feet away from me asked if I was eating oranges!). Mouthfeel is decently thin, with heavy carbonation. Wheat flavors, along with the expected citrus flavors, and the not-as-expected peppery tones. Leaves the mouth happy. One of my favorite GI brews, and at $8 a bomber, a great value!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tristanlaugher (117) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2016
Excellently done farmhouse with a little funk. Bottle at a bar. could have drank it all night.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rulmix (8) - MEXICO DISTRITO FEDERAL, MEXICO - MAY 25, 2016 does not count
Cerveza con estilo tipo vino blanco espumoso, qué logra un sabor complejo y notas de lúpulo suave.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndburns (71) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
500ml bottle from The Perfect Pour, labelled 2015. Pours a pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is crisp, lemon, yeast, pepper. Taste is citrus, very clean and fresh, a little tart and sweet, not bitter at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (2477) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2016
Tap @ Hoppy Loft, Brussels 20160507. Fruity, yeasty and light spicy, citrusy with vanilla notes. The finish is dry and fruity with spicy notes.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaturtle (10) - - MAY 13, 2016
饮用于北京本&# 外观:浅金色&# 气味:明显的&# 味道:酸度适&#

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Pours a bright golden yellow with fizzy head. Aromas of tropical fruits and some citrus peel. Funky orange/lemon peel flavors with a nice woody funk.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sampaiodaniel (30) - - MAY 8, 2016
Cerveja com aroma cítrico. Cerveja bem encorpada com aroma e gosto cítrico. Extremamente harmoniosa, com equilíbrio perfeito entre amargor, corpo e cor. Uma das melhores cerveja que já tomei

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fillepolo (455) - SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2016
Tap @ delirium hoppy loft. Pours a golden colour beer with a medium head. Citrusy with some hops and spices, refreshing. Dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (3625) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2016
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- (2015 bottle) Aroma of malt and light sour. Slightly hazy light amber, white head that slowly drops to a cover, bands of lace. Taste is light malt that adds medium carbonation, a spritz of citrus sour, a little orange and, deep in the finish, a little vanilla. Refreshing, light, palate cleansing, super with homemade pizza.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdolfoCC (112) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - APR 18, 2016
Servida en copa Goose Island Sofie. APARIENCIA: de color pajizo, bastante pálida, se observa ligeramente turbia y moderada actividad de carbonatación; corona de espuma color blanco, de baja retención, de burbujas compacta. AROMA: notas cítricas, cáscara de naranja, notas ligeramente agrias pero no agresivas, se lleva a apreciar notas vinosas de los barriles. SABOR: de entrada las notas cítricas hacen presencia, cáscara de naranja, seguido de notas ácidas/agrias que van acorde al estilo, no son nada agresivas, también se aprecian notas vinosas muy ligeras; el retrogusto queda un amargor muy ligero, seco y nada astringente, y en garganta un sensación de calidez que no es agresiva, si no refrescante. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo ligero, carbonatación media alta. RESUMEN: Excelente cerveza representante del estilo, con cierto grado de complejidad.


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