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RATINGS: 1366   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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3.5
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
joeneugs (6371) - 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
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
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
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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csteele2144 (125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Golden pour with a large white head. Citrus and yeast aroma. Crisp tart fruit, orange, lemon, dry wine like finish. Fantasic beer that pairs well with sushi.

2.9
QuezXLV (423) - Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2012
This one is very tart and sweet. There was a lot of head, especially when I first opened the bottle. This one is a bit too tart for my taste.

3.9
bmsulliv (219) - - FEB 11, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2013 Golden color, citrusy and nice carbonation. Dry but fruity. Very flavorful saison, as flavorful as you can get before it drops off. Almost like a saison foret ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Sofie pours a hazy golden color with a huge fluffy white head. Nice carbonation throughout. Just a good looking pour. The smell is fantastic. Yeasty, funky, spicy, and fruity. Taste is fantastic and refreshing. A good amount of funk from the wild yeasts. White pepper and other spices. Round that out with citrus and lemon. The mouthfeel is slightly sour and tart and has a nice dry feeling to it. Between light and medium bodied

3.6
Syzzer (647) - Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2012
This is a very nice, crisp beer. Orange esthers introduce a slightly bitter/orange finish.


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