RATINGS: 1348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (4846) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 20, 2012
Picked this up at Berts Better beers. 2012 Vintage. Stuck it in the fridge and poured into a Hill Farmstead glass.

A - 2-Finger crystal clear head, okay head lacing and fast dissipation of what head was there. SRM of 3. Honey colored, light golden tan appearance.

S - Wild yeast, honey and spices.

T - Nice notes of orange and wild farmhouse style yeast. :Very mild spice almost barely there. Lingering taste of a cheap lager which is disappointing.

M - 80/20 carbonation on a mouth swish. Light bodied, dry finish and that annoying Schlitz taste on the after taste.

O - Tasty. Would be better if something sweet were added like honey, berries or a bit more aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (3123) - Gray, Maine, USA - APR 15, 2012
Slurp slurp... this is a beautiful beer. Rich bubbles rising up in this lively wine barreled saison that has great aromas of grapefruit, orange peel and peppery spice. The flavors are well balanced and refreshing ! Its not quite as complex as some other saisons on the market but it pure, zen like balance make this a top pick in my book !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2894) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - APR 9, 2012
On tap taste at Congregation Ale House in Long Beach, CA on 4/9/12. Poured into 8 oz. snifter. Clear, pale yellow with very fine, small white head and fair to good lacing. Aroma of citrus, flowers, spices and earthen yeast. Taste is fruity, lony and mildly tart, Medium/light body and soft carbonation. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (2343) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2012 Dark Golden. Spicy. Blinded w a slight sour taste. Very thin head. Low, subtle ibu.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden with bubbly white head. Fades rather quickly. Smell is soft yeast, white wine, lite citrus. Taste is light spice, more soft white wine, some yeast and bread. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (8623) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle, bought in Chicago in October 2011. Hazy golden with a medium white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, bread and spices. The taste was very dry with spices, yeast and hay. Also nuts and some malt and brett. An ok beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SirLimpsalot (4033) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2012
Len och frisk doft. Smaken är lite sträv eller lite brett. Frisk men ganska torr och jag hittar en tydlig nötighet i eftersmaken. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nrresundby, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a white head. Aroma is very lemony, with breadiness, hay, spices like coriander and clove, orange peel and some sweet sugar like notes. The flavor follows the nose with lots of citrus and lemon notes, orange peel, the spice of coriander and clove, subtle vinous notes, hay, breadiness and some of the sugary notes. The body is light with a dry mouth feel. Overall a pretty tasty Saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (3054) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2012
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 fingers 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle from the Louisville Beer Store. Light pale gold with thin white head. This has a nose like a wit with Brett. Saison-wit mash-up. Sweet. Orange peel. Lemon. Lively palate. Dry finish. Not incredibly complex, but good.

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