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RATINGS: 1336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
LetsGoState (848) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Aroma is sparkling champagne. Taste is sweet citrus. Overall just an OK one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tapefuzz (245) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2016 12oz bottle. Pours pale yellow with a large foamy white head. Aroma is floral, yeasty, and full of pear. Taste is lightly tart with lemon, orange, pear, and some grapefruit. Some pepper. Pleasant traces of yeast. Dry, white wine like finish. Light body. Somewhat above average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brownaler (593) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Slight sour aroma with a Belgian yeast body adorned with peppercorn bit of a champagne like finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bierdimpfe (550) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2016
Veiled golden color with extra powerful champagne like amount of activity. Extra frothy beige 4 finger sparkly island head, lasting around 15-20 minutes, with strong legs. Aromas of white wine and champagne, yeast and fresh flowers. Flavors of apple, green grapes, pears, floral and herbal spices. Perfect balance of sweetness and sharpness. Oily light body with champagne like carbonation. Light and short finish, ending with a vinous cider like green grapes fruity feel. Overall exquisitely well crafted : delicious subtle but complex flavors, super fresh and tender, perfect sexy body, great balance and well intensifed, ideal accessible light appertizer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Giochaurand (485) - FINLAND - AUG 29, 2016
Bottle. Pues cloudy yellow with high head. Aims is Belgian yeast, Finnish Sahti, coriander. Taste is sour, malts, lemon peel. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PanMarek (336) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Doughy yeast in the nose and a touch of saline and citrus notes. Pours slightly cloudy, pale yellow, with quick white foam. Saline / tart notes in the taste, ester yeasts, and some orange citrus. The citrus persists to the end. Mild spice notes, some pepper and coriander. Medium body and light fizz. A touch of hoppy bitterness and a good, dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4903) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Many samples over the last several years, mostly in bottles but most recently on draught at Caf Hollander in Madison, WI (early July 2016). Big lasting head tops an oily, lightly cloudy amber body...fairly sharp grapefruit-lemon and peppery nose, some fragrant light malts in there too as it warms, a hint of dry farmy yeast...peppery-spicy throughout on the tongue, lightly sweet in the middle of the palate, just a touch syrupy at first but drying out quite a bit towards the finish, which is tart and cidery...moderate to slightly strong carbonation, fairly full. This was better than recent small bottles Ive had; the first (750ml) bottles I consumed in, oh, 2010/11 or so were better still I think, a bit more funky and full and dry. Still pretty solid on draught I think, but at this point I probably prefer Matilda.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3924) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2016
Barnyard, grain and cereal malts, yeast, some sour fruits. Hazy, pale gold, medium, frothy, white head. Light bitter. More yeasty grains, some tart, fairly fruity, light spices, soft carbonation. Very solid Saison, well-balanced and complex. Keg at the brewery tap room, Chicago.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fuzzcro (295) - Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2016
This little bottle held much more than I expected. I dont give 5 stars off handed. I poured from the bottle. Nice hazy lemon yellow in color with a suitable head and perfect amount of carbonation. The clean scent comes straight up and thats about the only way I can describe it...clean. Very, very easy to drink with a slightly sweet, honey end. I dont normally like a citrus flavor but the vanilla sweetness keeps the citrus in check yet allows refreshing balance it it all comes together from the first sip to the last drink.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPoole (384) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2016
Pours pale yellow with a thin white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma a lemon, grapefruit, pear and yeast. Flavours are citrus, floral and wheat. The high carbination takes away from the flavours a bit but all in a very good beer.


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