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RATINGS: 1360   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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3.8
ASXL41 (9) - Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2012 does not count
2012 bottle. Great taste and aroma. I’ve never tried this before, so I might cellar a few bottles and see how they are later.

2.9
noid1985 (99) - Broadview, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2012
22oz bottled 5/17/12 poured a hazed yellow with not much of a head forming I can taste the citrus in the Belgian pop in and out while drinking.

3.7
VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Pours yellow with a big white head. Tastes like peppery hay. This is a quality farmhouse or saison.

3.4
magsinva (1241) - Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle from state line liquor - 2012 bottle - pours a cloudy lemon yellow with a white head. Nose is lemongrass, pine, a touch floral, little bit of brett. This is very light for a saison, body is on the thin side. It’s ok, but not not an outstanding example of the style. Seems kind of young, probably would be better if it cellared for oh, 2 or 3 years.

4.1
oakbluff (448) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
2009 vintage bottle- still has a huge wine and grape skin nose. Pale with excellent clarity and solid white head and lacing. Taste- Sweet white grapes, pink peppercorns and citrus. Finish is more creamy than expected as thought this would have dried over the years. Really nice stuff

4.3
tom10101 (6039) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2013 Complete update: Bottle (12 oz). Thanks to John! Hazy pale yellow/golden with a fluffy white head and good lacing. Aroma is white wine with orange peel, brettanomyces, lemon zest and light spices. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet with white wine, brettanomyces, orange peel, lemon zest and light spices. Medium body. Moderately dry. Winey mouthfeel. Superb Belgian Ale. Complex, refreshing, drinkable. I would drink this everyday. Delightful!

4.2
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bomber. Pours straw with a large, dense white head. Aroma is citrus, earthy yeast, some spice. Flavor is orange peel, lemon, a hint of pepper and wood, some bretty, earthy yeast, low sweetness, mild bitterness. Medium mouthfeel weight, very effervescent. A great saison.

3.4
AWISLguy (3053) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle at City Porch on Navy Pier looking at the boats. Pours an unclear orange with some white head. Little retention. Aroma has spicy sweet fruitiness with some straw. Taste is of sweet bread, a bit of fruit, spices and some muted citrus. Finishes fairly quickly; sweet. Very nice. Not overwhelmingly belgian, but with hints of it, and solid other contributions. A nice drinker.

3.7
Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle 750ml. Pours clear blond with high creamy white head, diminishing. Some lacing. Aroma is of wine, oranges, citrus. Taste is of oranges, citrus, malt, wine, sligth acidity. Dry finish. Overall: Refreshing. Interesting wine touch. Maybe a little ligth, but the drinkability worth it.

3.9
edgallow (4165) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2012
22 oz bomber pours yellow with a white head. Aroma of yeast, spice and malts. Taste is sweet malts, spice and yeast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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