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RATINGS: 1103   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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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkitty (166) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Almost clear golden yellow with a little head. A small funky but nice aroma. Flavor is a little orange, a little oak with just a hint of bitterness on the finish. I like the fizzy tartness. There is nothing outstanding but nothing bad either. It’s a nice drinking beer for a hot day.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atheist_Peace (966) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
765ml? bottle. Light golden pour with a white head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving a bit of lace. Fairly funky nose with some apple notes and a certain white wine quality. On the palate there’s an interesting slice note with a more notable wine character. The funk is a little less pronounced and the finish lasts quite a while.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
m4rest88 (385) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle picked up from Ralphs in Studio City, CA. I am enjoying my last beer for a few months as I start winter triathlon training, so I am very happy I picked this guy up today. Pours a murky golden hue with a medium white head that is mostly diminishing. Lively carbonation as well. Aroma is yeasty with lots of hints of barn yard. I smell some banana and ginger in there as well. Smells like its going to be one refreshing brew! Aroma is yeasty, with a slight tart beginning that fades to spicy middle and end. Light mouthfeel with lively carbonation

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewGoblin (347) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Best Saison I have had to date. Big, bold and wonderful notes fo apple, white grapes, lemon, yeast, wheat, floral hops and clean basement. Light and hazy piss yellow with a sexy white topper following the action downward. Tart, lightly funked, bitter up front and sweet but not cloying on the back end. A curious spiciness lingers inviting more suckling upon this mid carbonated and very lightly oily temptress.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hidden_Pooch (333) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Poured a light hazy straw with massive frothy white head. Aroma is giant musty old basement, vinegar, citrus and herbs. Tastes of herbs, candy, orange peel, lemon, and a bit vinous. Has a medium chewy body with low carbonation and a little tart that leaves a refreshing bitterness near the end. Very good lacing and very easy to drink. A real pleasure.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
khays (57) - - OCT 10, 2014
Smells of raspberry, yeast, citrusy and grassy. Pours as a clear gold liquid with a thick white head. Tastes bright, bitter, straw like, pear. Lacks the funk that is usually associated with this style. Light body, high carbonation dry finish. A well executed ale, likely has more in common with champagne than beer, but is very enjoyable. Although it is well executed, it is lacking the funk and fringe flavour that I love with this style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"a nice little saison, though it’ll be hard to go back to, given the premium price. a little too funky outta the bottle, but the aroma got better once it was poured. still some barnyard, but not overpowering. just a touch of the orange peel in the aroma and flavor. more earthy/grassy and peppery. would make a very nice summer brew in six-pack form, but not for $8-9 per bottle."

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OsuStu (57) - - OCT 3, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with an ample, frothy white head. Aroma of citrus, bananas, and sugary candy. Tastes of oranges, lemons, and white cracker. Is tart and then spicy. A carbonated crisp, dry palate.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
two7offsuit (196) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Pours very pale yellow with a white head. Aroma of citrus (orange) and subtle pepper. Subtle flavor of orange.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dayz2112 (5) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014 does not count
Pours pale yellow with full white head, Aroma of citrus. Medium sweetness to taste with clean crisp citrus flavors prevalent. Light body, with high fizziness. Very refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
damzz (266) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Pours a cloudy yellow with a bright white head with much lacing. Nose is citrus, clean. Palate is medium body Taske is the crisp freshness of a Saison. 2014 vintage @ 6.5% ABV in a Champagne bottle.


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