DrnkMcDermott (2992) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tragedy struck at my home early Monday morning. Either a tremor of a passing train caused a box of bomber bottles to slide off its shelf in my beer cellar. Only one casualty, though: my 2009 bottle of Sofie. Luckily, when I went to GI Clybourn to train for their sampling program, they had it on tap. Color is bright Belgian pils or tripel gold, and pretty hazy. Almost a whole finger’s width of white parfait foam. Smell has a very light orange zest and Belgian light malt. A bit of spice in the aroma, too, but my nose is too stuffy to best describe it. Taste is effervescent, and my first impression is of light pepper after all. Maltiness settles in to leave a nice sticky aftertaste. Maybe some Belgian candi sugar, but not too sweet. Alcohol is not a big player here. Just a nice golden ale flavor with extra depth.
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - JUL 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light gold with a short lived small white head, loads of bubbles! A very lively beer. A great mix of Belgian yeast with bubblegum sweetness balanced by barnyard dankness, old wet hay, good sour funk. Crisp & refreshing, zesty, there’s a bit of spice and citrus, a very nice choice (pun intended) for a warm humid night.
fluffy (2304) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
What a great beer! Fuck the complainers about goose island-this is fantastic.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Barrelbelly (747) - BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at Beelovers Bar. Lightly sour aroma, but still a lot of fresh saison character. Slight bitter finish.
kraddel (5856) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Beerlovers bar . Pours unclear blonde. Small white head. Smell is intense, oak, grape, some sourness. Mild wine. Taste is Sharp, fruity. Less sour than expected. Even a bit sweet. Rather dry. Ok
ShivanDragon (3155) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2016 Sample from bottle in front of ’Bierkoning’ during Carnivale Brettanomyces 2016
Sofie, Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale, pours yellow/golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, hay, straw, lemon, saison herbs, citrus, Taste of citrus, lemons, orange, grass, malts, straw, saison herbs, pepper, malts, fresh, pretty sweet, balanced, quite nice.
Pedrogve (13) - - JUN 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresca de buen sabor con aromas frutales tipica cerveza belga con un picor de buena burbuja
---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android
MarcoDL (3876) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at brett fest. Aroma of dry yeast, , malt and esters. Taste of sweet yeast, esters, dry yeast and some sweetness. Typical saison actually.
Msdrbeat (413) - Darnestown, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Old Town Pour House. Crisp and clean taste. Mildly yeasty taste. Pours a clear golden with white lacing.
mauroruellas (778) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clara dourada,translúcida,espuma fina com baixa manutenção;no aroma e no sabor o frutado se destaca,apresentando frutas amarelas(pêssego,manga) acompanhado de uma leve acidez remetendo a uvas brancas;notas condimentadas e cítricas acompanham,corpo médio,álcool praticamente não é percebido,refrescante,alta "drinkability". Ótima cerveja,elegante e deliciosa.
davidezdonz (267) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - JUN 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A 12 fl oz bottle bottled on 16th December 2015 and poured into a Cantillon ballon glass. It poured a slightly cloudy champagne gold colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some sparse lacing. Aromas are strong orange peel, juicy orange, lemon and white grape. Light funkiness with a hint of mango. Tastes a juicy mix of orange and lemon with a hint of mango. Light tartness, some peppery spice notes and a hint of bread on the finish. Light to medium bodied with moderate to high spritzy carbonation. Overall a great solid saison with nice juicy citrus notes. Very refreshing on a hot day.