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RATINGS: 1348   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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3.5
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2012
On tap. Nice hazy yellow color. Little white head. Good light fine carbonation, more dry texture. Nice tart sweet taste. Aroma of spices, interesting (belgian?) yeast, citrus peel. Nice light refreshing saison, a good choice for the summer. Sort of a belgian wit / saison hybrid.

3.8
solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Pours cloudy blond. Smells yeasty. Agree with the guy before about the white wine - I couldn’t put my finger on it. Has a lot of fruitiness, almost a cider like apple taste. Different feel from the other saisons I’ve had. A little hay in there as well, but the barnyard tastes are pretty absent for a saison. Bottle from Lebanon Health Food Store, NH.

3.7
Camons (13281) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2012
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Pours light yellow with a white head. Aroma of yeast, some sweetness, spices, citrusly frui. Taste is yeast, pepper, white wine, spices, fruity, citrus. Medium body, soft carbonation. Quite nice. 160512

4
Dorwart (2609) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Decent sized bright white head of fine bubbles that reduces rather quickly. Light and fruity aroma with some lemon and pears, straw and some mild cheddar cheese. Color is a bright medium gold. Wow, what a refreshing beer. Light crisp and very satisfying. The perfect brew to have after standing around out in the sun all day. More light fruit, grains and some dry grass. Light white grape in there also. Very easy drinking. A very, very good light and refreshing summer saison!

2.7
mrohia (278) - Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2012
On tap at Chappy's in Dayton, OH. On the heels of a barley wine and with spicy food, I just don't taste anything. No head, no lacing, no discernible flavor. I smell slight licorice, but barely. Licorice, citrus taste, but very slight. Wrong time, wrong place for me and this beer. Disappointed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
mtlasley (142) - Anna, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Appearance: Sofie comes out of the bottle to the tulip as a light, pale golden (almost glowing) bubblyness. A massive three-finger head burst and pop beautifully and cling to the glass like foamed milk atop a cappuccino. It’s a sight to behold and you’ll have a short time to watch. Stunning. Smell: A sweet, sour funkiness stand up top. Green apples, grass, hay, This scent is so intoxicatingly tart that I find myself getting lost inside it. I’m in love with the smell and I can barely describe it. Maybe that’s why I’m so in love. Taste: Crisp light sourness up front with a green apple center. It’s got a pale malty taste that helps highlight the gorgeous sour flavor that shines. Easily one of the most drinkable beers I’ve had. A favorite of the Belgian because the yeast stands next to the sour bacteria. Mouthfeel:: Sofie is light and bubbly across the tongue. Like a champagne that’s starting to go flat. Everything dances so well. Overall: I’m in love. I’ll be snatching up as much of this gorgeously drinkable beer as possible and I suggest you do the same in your area. (Unless it’s Southern Illinois)

4
kevd193213 (992) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 28, 2012
12 oz bottle. Cloudy golden pour with a thin lacy head. Aroma of yeast, grapefruit and barnyard funk. Even, smooth taste with a great slightly sweet and sour finish.

3.5
Tonkun (1306) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Bottle. Golden pour with quickly disappearing white head. Banana Bread, citrus, orange, pepper, western spice. Nice balance of dryness and carbonation. Nice summer beer.

3.5
pineypower (3346) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Bottle from Spirits Toms River. Pours out a decently carbonated, mostly clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma is slightly acidic tartness, orange peel and some spices. Taste is of dry, fruity yeast, some spice, orange peel, light tart funky, subtle fruits and a touch of bitterness creeps in on a very dry finish. Solid, and bound to go down hill now that AB owns it. Wonder when the beechwood aged version comes out.

4.1
MadDogMD (215) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Clear yellow/ light golden color. Scents of yeast, fruit & a slight sourness. Flavors of orange, fruity Belgian yeast, some hop bitterness. Light bodied & bubbly- a great summer beer!


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