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RATINGS: 1372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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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3.6
saxo (19583) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is pale golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, yeast, malt and hops. Sweet and medium carbonated.

3.8
dagimp (1008) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip. 2012 vintage bottled in Feb or March of 12. Pours with an inch of very light white frothy head. Head rapidly disappears into nothingness leaving no lacing. Very nice aromas of grapes, leaves and agave syrup. Mouthfeel is very light with a touch of tingle from the abundant carbonation. Taste is very much like the bottle says, champagne. Tastes of grapes, grass, funk and ginger. Overall, I liked this beer. Glad I bought a four pack so I can try another and then another two a few years out.

3.8
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2012
CHAMPAGNE BARREL VERSION: Nice clean flavors on this beer. It is a little sweet and cloys a bit, you can definitely tell it has been aged. The champaigne comes across and compliments the light, clean fruity flavors very well. I really enjoyed this beer a lot.

3.7
TheHopster (1111) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2012
On draft at the Morris Tap & Grill. A nice looking unfiltered pale golden yellow. The flavor is well described commercially by the brewery. Glad to see Goose Island finally available in NJ!

3.3
PhillyCraft (8201) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours a golden yellow with zero head and spotty lacing. Nose is orange peel, salty ham, honey, lemongrass. Taste is pepper, earthy farmhouse notes, spicy grains, and white wine. This was a decent saison from a brewer whose quality is sure to fall off due to the recent acquisition by Anheuser-Busch. Try them while you can. Note: quality hasn’t fallen off yet.

3.6
radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, 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.

4
beergodd1 (401) - 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.

3.9
Beersiveknown (5309) - 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.

4.2
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.

3.3
robiannelli (599) - 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


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