RATINGS: 1360   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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radagast83 (8019) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2012
2011 bottle, poured a slight hazy yellow, straw like, with a foamy white head. Aroma is spice (pepper) with notes of yeast and crisp citrus. Flavor was spicy, with a touch of dry grape tartness, like a sparking wine. Pretty enjoyable.

beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Tasting at World Wine & Liquor in Mentor Ohio. Poured into a 4 oz. Plastic cup a slightly hazy straw color with a big and fluffy white head. A musty, funky aroma of lemon & orange peels, the trade mark bubblegum, pepper, and a yeasty spiciness. Full-bodied and a creamy. The flavor starts with bubble gum and bananas. Lemons and oranges at the end. There is a vanilla quality along with pepper and a yeasty spiciness throughout. This is my favorite of the G.I. Belgian brews.

Beersiveknown (5284) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 7, 2012
It pours hazy pale blonde with a fluffy white foam. On the nose its quite lactic with acidic pineapple and a touch of brett. Its a light touch in the mouth, reminding me of the hibiscus flavours from Goose Island Fleur with a touch of white pepper in the finish. Sparkling carbonation as fine as champagne.

beerbastard (844) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2012
I love this stuf! It always tastes best on a warm afternoon, very refreshing. Love those citrus aromas, lemons oranges. Just the right amount of tartness from those wine barrels. Well balanced flavors of citrus. Leaves a wonderful taste in the finish.

robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Sampled on tap pours bright gold with a frothy huge head. Aromas of grapes some aromas of bright malts and some straw. Flavor is cloying sweet with some peppery champagne flavors. Body is medium and finish is dry

tia (2160) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Tap. Hazy honey color with decent foamy head. It does smell winey, peppery, and citrusy. Kind of like a Sauvignon Blanc. Tastes almost peachy plus dry. Clean and light but not quite crisp. Not bad.

keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2012
Poured into a Duvel tulip from a 12 ounce bottle bottled on 3-14-2012.

A: Hazy straw colored body with a very thin white head with poor retention.

S: A semi-sweet, yet dry blend of dry red wine, oak, semi-sweet citrus, and a funk I can’t describe. This is very complex, there’s a lot to grasp, but I really like this. I feel as it massively changes each time I smell it.

T: Whoa, super complex and each sip reveals more. This beer is sweet, dry, and tarty all at the same time. Tarty lemon and slight spice starts the flavor into a very noticeable dry red wine flavor (reminds me of a valoplicella wine) with a mild funk throughout with a pretty strong orange sweetness. I like this.

M: Crisp medium body with a sharp finish.

O: I like this a lot more than the rating indicates, this is my new favorite saison. This is very complex and should appeal to wine drinkers and beer drinkers alike.

Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2012
Aroma of corn, wheat, and yeast. Pours blonde with a small head. Tastes nice and bitter with a great wheaty taste and a bitter yeast champagne finish. Nice beligian but not gulp able.

Fatehunter (2561) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2012
Poured into a Brugse Zot glass. Very light colored; transparent yellow. It has a perfect finger and half of white head the held nicely. Smells like cottoncandy and orange. Too faint though. Mild citrus fruit, sour something and seltzer water. The mouthfeel is amazing. It was so soft at first, then a little crisp and bubbly. Really, really nice. It looked and felt good but the smell and taste were really lacking. Easy to drink because it tasted like flavored water. Not really impressed.

adrosson (148) - California, USA - APR 27, 2012
Nice saison with a bit of pepper but I prefer a bit spicier saison. Glass maybe not have been as clean as possible taking away from the possible fizziness. On tap from rock n brews. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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