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RATINGS: 1366   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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reggiedunlop (3724) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2011
pours an opaque pale yellow with a huge foamy white head...very lively looking...nice retention and lacing. aroma has notable bret...tart, leathery, funky, sour...fresh orange, orange blossom. flavor is tart at first followed by nice peppery. spicy notes, some funk, and a bit of orange blossom...not as sour as the aroma suggests unfortunately but still tasty. mouthfeel is super lively...light and crisp with a very dry finish reminiscent of a dry white wine.

3.8
blipp (9268) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Sweetish aroma with saison-yeast, spices, and a light funky note. The flavor is well balanced with sweet and spicy notes, some lemony funk, and light notes of anise seed. Very good.

4.2
Goodgrief (2028) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Pour started out clear golden which clouded as the yeast entered from the bottlom of the bottle. Huge pillowy white head and pretty good lacing. Fruity and spicy aroma. Flavor was sweet fruit and yeastiness with some slight barnyard funk. Dry yet rich mouthfeel. Very good beer that avoids the common "too sweet" shortcoming of many US efforts at this style. I liked it.

3.7
Nimrod979 (212) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2011
2009 Vintage. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a generous white head. It produces a wonderful aroma. Dominated by that familiar wheaty/spicy belgina yeast. Also some orange peel aromas as well as a sweet white wine such as a riesling.. It’s aroma leads you to the complex flavor. At first a tart, citrusy flavor, and follows with some sweeter oaky, vanilla flavors. Drinks very much like a wine. Light to medium body with fizzy carbonation and snappy finish. Not my preferred style but a pretty good Saison in my opinion.

3.7
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Pours a hazy yellow color with a thin layer of foam. Vanilla in the aroma. The flavor is light with a slight clove aftertaste.

0.6
GrandRiverZip (9) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2011 does not count
Disappointed. Not my taste, I tried 2 sips. Very fruity, champagne like citric. Nowhere close to drinkable for me. Dumped down the drain.

3.9
bierkoning (13352) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2011
2010 bottle from EricAndersNavy, thanks! Pale blonde, hazy. Oaky aroma with orange peel and leathery notes. Initial mal, yet very dry. A soft oak character with leather and orange peel. Anis. Brett even. Delicious with some complexity.

3.3
zootfinster (220) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2011
When I tasted this for the first - and second time I wasn’t sure but I thought it was possibly a Belgium Strong Ale. I would never thought it was a saison. I’m not a big fan of saison but this is really delicious. I usually find a bit of a grassy taste almost like a wheat beer but this is great. Crisp slightly malty noticable hops. A really nice beer

3.7
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2011
22 oz. bomber. Poured a light orangish color with a white head. Crisp and refreshing. Very drinkable. not as tart as I would prefer but all around a nice belgian style beer.

3.3
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - FEB 6, 2011
bottled. pours light golden color with a large tight white head. aromas of citrus, grass and hay. moderately sour and fizzy with a load of carbonation. it is light bodied with a lasting finish of citrus and yeast. only complaint is an odd flavor i can’t place after the flavors wear off the tongue. decent, but not great.


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