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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
daleharshman (1075) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 16, 2011
Bomber bought a year ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($7.59). Pours a hazy light yellow-gold hue with big white head. Aroma of musty grains, fresh lemongrass, citrus peel, flowers, yeast, and a hint of funkiness. Flavor consists of some tart funk, apple, pear, light citrus, and some pepper. Dry finish. Okay saison, and very different from the Brewdog Tokyo* which preceded it. (492, 520)

3.6
tgncc (3145) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 11, 2011
Tap at Jimmy’s 43. The aroma is pepper, lemon, sweet, malty. The appearance is hazy yellow/orange, white head. The flavor is fruity/malty/sweet, light pepper. The finish is sweeter, and light on pepper. Almost like a beer in reverse, in that it got sweeter and less spicy as it was consumed. The mouthfeel was creamy, medium in body. Quite good.

3.9
RedSox2004 (1975) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 8, 2011
Cloudy gold with a generous frothy head, nice retention and lace. Barnyard-like aromas with hints of citrus and pepper. Pronounced tart taste, almost sour, with tangy orange and lemon accompanied by barnyard yeast and grains. White wine grapes and chewy bread are also apparent. Medium to full body, nice creamy mouthfeel, lively carbonation, and a clean finish.

4.1
emacgee (4705) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2014 Pours a super light straw yellow with some haze and two fingers of lacing sticky white head. Nose is very zesty and spicy with notes of lemongrass, white pepper, and a slight funk over a backdrop of dry character and pineapple. Lots of spicy notes and pineapple in the flavor, very dry and zesty with mild earthy notes and some horse blanket. Dry palate and light bodied with a nice carbonation. Very nice.

4.1
bigabe (194) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
An excellent saison. Pours a hazy yellow with a thick, very lively white head. Aroma is pure saison. Lots of sour notes, a little hops, and a fresh wheaty undertone. Taste is sour and citrusy to start, then is finishes dry and hoppy, almost like a Pilsner. This is certainly my favorite Saison to date.

3.6
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a large fluffy white head. Aroma of spices and yeast. Flavor of bubblegum, sour citrus, and hay. Light and bubbly. Decent.

3.4
jandd1983 (4604) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Sampler at the W&C in Ballwin, Mo. It poured a hazy yellow with a white head. The aroma was of citrus. The taste was sweet with a little bitterness. Very good!

3.8
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Bomber served in a tulip. Straw in color with a large fluffy white head that stays a while. Nose of spices, pepper, underripe banana, and soft champagne-like belgian yeast. Orange peel shows up in folds upon reaching the sediment rich bottom. This really enhances the aroma. Slightly tart and sweet flavor. Light-medium body, fizzy carbonation, sticky texture, and a dry, yet creamy finish.

3.4
chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
It pours a light cloudy straw with a finger that has poor retention, but does leave a little soapy head. The lacing is decent. The aroma is what you’d expect. Some light flowers and hops with a little hops. I don’t like farmhouses in general but the taste is better than most. Its soft and light but has a nice balance of sweet and floral bitterness.

3.4
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2011
I tasted some spicyness from this one. Very strong yeast and the orange peel is evident.


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