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RATINGS: 1352   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Cloves, must, yeast, acidity, and earthy nose - complex and so amazing. Flavor acidic, earthy, dry and balanced with some citrus. Carbonation is dry and almost champagne like. Amazing beer - Id like to try an unblended version and 100% BA... just my 2 cents.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy, straw color with a thin white head. Aroma is light with notes of, orange, green apple, and a bit of funk. Taste is pretty much the same with some Belgian yeast in the mix. Quick, crisp finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (3021) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Spiced aroma. Hazy gold in color. Moderately sweet orange taste with complex spice tones and slight wood and wine notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anova167 (360) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - MAR 9, 2012
One of the few beer of this sort available in 12oz bottle four pack. Aroma is Belgian yeasty spiciness and subtle fruitiness. Flavor is more this spice but with a interesting almost bubblegum flavor. A little tart and funky note comes in later. Smooth finish. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (8358) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2012
(Bottle, Monks Caf Wallingatan, Stockholm) Pale golden colour with frothy, white head. Malty, fruity, spicy nose with notes of tropical fruit, grass, hay, pineapple, spicy hops and a touch of yeast. Malty, fruity taste with grass, bread, tropical fruit and a generous grassy bitterness in a finish with a touch of sweetness. Medium body, mainly dry but with some sweetness in the finish. A solid and well made saison with a touch of triple. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Pours a murky gold with very little white head. Very light aroma. Nice saison flavor with orange, spice and some earthiness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (6314) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Bottle shared by Lagunitasfan. Thanks TIm! It pours a nice golden color with a white head. The aroma is fruity with apricots, orange, mild spice and whiffs of brett. The flavor is the same with a nice citric tartness. Very nice subdued bretty finish. Theres some funk and Belgian yeast spiciness in there as well. I was pleasantly surprised by this one, as it had kinda fallen off my radar. I would buy this again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2012
On tap at Dexters. Not impressed by how out looks but I like the flavor. Good profile and easy drinking.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2012
In the garage with Joenugs. Light golden amber with light haze. Great funky light citrus and yeast. Beautiful and light. Spicy and citrus. Lovely. Lots of movement between spices and funk and tart and golden happiness. White wine and champagne. Just lovely. Must run to bottle shop to get more at $8.49 while still in stock.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 4/23/2010. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Bottle date 12/11/2009. Sofie has a very hazy golden yellow color, with a 1 inch head with large bubbles. Some refreshing carbonation visibly rising from the bottom. Decent head retention. Herbal and earthy aromas, with some citrus rind. Yeast and pepper notes as well. Complex aroma. Biscuity malt and yeast flavors up front, with a dry sweetness that reminds me of white grape skin. A spicy peppery flavor comes in toward the end, with an grassy oiliness. There is a slightly tart aftertaste. Nuanced and very pleasant. Average carbonation, slightly dry feel. Slightly grainy. Sofie is deceptively complex. I enjoyed the mild but complex taste. An easy drinker.


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