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RATINGS: 1131   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gringo332 (549) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Pours a hazy light yellow color with a small white head. Smell is funk, citrus, spice. Taste is as it smells with some light fruity sweetness then ending a bit dry and spicy. Light body with average carbonation level.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UM02 (319) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
Very carbonated and tart with a thin body. Canít taste much of the wine barrel or orange peel. Interesting beer but a bit disappointed in it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10461) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
2009 Bottle. A pale blonde saison with a thin white head. In aroma, a nice sweet fruity malt with light peaches, light oxidation, OK. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light candy sugar, pear pulp, light coriander, curacao, very nice and smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markas101 (1903) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
65 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Coop. Hazy bright yellow, yeast and faint cardamom aroma with lots of citrus hops. Very bright hop flavour, lemon and pepper come through, with lots of carbonation and some bready vanilla. Really nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tonypreto (128) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into chalice. Pours a hazy light yellow gold with rapid dissipating white head. Aroma of yeast and citrus. Very smooth with a mild carbonation. Starts very yeasty and then gets slightly tart. Finished quite smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (861) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Gold, bright, 2-inches of egg-shell white head that fade moderate-to-quick. Aroma of straw, dried grass, light apricot and lemon grass, considerable blueberry and some raspberry. Bit of dry biscuit. Body is medium, watery-creamy fell, Soft carbonation, little burn. Flavor is a bit tart with sweet hay mixed in there. (Reminds me of a saison I brewed in which I added lactic acid on top of a semi-sweet malt background. This was not a pleasant combination, but featured more intense tartness/sweetness). A bit of blue/raspberry, hint of strawberry, floral, corn flakes, An OK saison (especially compared with my expectations). The body is a bit too flat/watery, needs to be lighter/crisper, and Iím not a fan of the raw lactic touch without the cheesy notes associated with Brett. Could be a bad bottle; I do recall being very impressed with this previously.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (609) - USA - DEC 20, 2014
You know what? That is an excellent and refreshing Saison. Come to think of it, thatís pretty much the definition of Saison so, WAY TO GO

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2077) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
This is definitely one of the best saisons Iíve ever had. I sampled this at the "pub" inside the OíHare airport. This beer was funky, fruity and delicious! The body was lively and well-carbonated. I tasted some spicy notes from the hops and maybe some pepper, along with some grapefruit, orange and yeast.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2405) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Big brown wine bottle, 2013 edition. Pours a very light golden colour, slightly hazy with a big white cap, good retention because of heavy carbonation and some foamy lace. Sour aromas with orange juice notes. The taste has no sourness, but the oranges are still present. Hints of Belgian Ale yeast. Wet mouthfeel with a little stickiness, making this one very refreshing, fruity and almost sessionable. Becomes hazier near the end with lots of particles. This releases spices in the nose. Pretty nice overall and for fans of mimosa, but in a beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (449) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Tap at haute dish. Gold with white head and good lacing. Beautiful nose of crisp citrus and floral alcohol. Citrus peel, sweet, some pearlike taste. Very clean and crisp and easy to drink. Great beer that drinks much lighter than it is.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2177) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Tap at The Oak. Clear gold pour with a small bubbly head. Aromas are pears, citrus, light sour red fruit, light Belgian yeast, and black pepper. Tastes slightly fruity with a big yeast finish. Pears, orange peel, black pepper, very light sourness, light barnyard, and a hint of red wine in the finish. Very dry finish. Interesting saison.


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