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RATINGS: 1356   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsf23mr (218) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle as part of a mix a six. Aroma is raison, vanilla, bread and citrus notes. Its very bubbly, like a mild champaigne. Delicious all the way around/

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Bottle: Pours a Light Cloudy Golden into a tulip. After having the dupont, its well. not quite as good for me. You get that slight funk in the aroma, with a bit of spices. Flavors are spiciness, funk, hay, citrus, oranges, and .... i dunno. Its interesting for certain. I cant say I get the "vanilla finish", but its fairly smooth, for sure. Nice brew

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle: Pours a golden yellow color with a very large fluffy white head. The nose is tart and bright with acidic orange and coriander notes. The yeast is there, but its covered up by all the fresh yeasts, the light earthy hops and spicy esters. Light effervescent body and a refreshing finish. Nice to see something created authentically locally.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopsessed (37) - Kansas, USA - SEP 7, 2010
I love saisons. And I REALLY loved this one! Goose Island has never really impressed me with their Belgian styles before. Dont get me wrong, I liked them all, but this stands out. hay, bread, caramel, dough, banana, raisin, vanilla, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, golden, Awesome!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Pours from 22 oz into tulip glass. Lots of carbonation, and hence, a nice white head on top of the golden brew. Very bubbly, but that fades. Aromas of orange, clove, and spice. Fairly thin on the palate, but true to the saison style. Nice funkiness in the wild yeasts too....leaves a nice finish. Very nice brew for summer

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BritAlesRule (216) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Rating is for the 2009. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a good sized foamy head that lasts. Aroma is very nice. Tart tangy fruits, some hop like a summer breeze across a field of hay and a little white pepper and creamy vanilla. Mouthfeel has just the right tang and zip with an underlying creaminess hinted at. Taste is orange zest and mildly bitter fruitiness, straw and vanilla. My favorite American saison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Rich golden color; nutty and spicy aroma with substantial sweet maltiness. Fairly cleanly malty and sweet flavor, lightly soapy and herbal. Lightly bitter finish with some effervescent banana notes; well integrated. Towards the sweet and less spicy side for saisons.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (3055) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2010
12 oz bottle at Blind Tiger. Hazy yellow pour. Tart tangy pepper lemony aroma. Light tart body with hints of fruit and pepper spiciness. Delicious.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (18230) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2010
Bottle at ChrisO "Im Trying to see the Stool" pre GBBF2010 tasting. Cloudy pale gold. Decent wit. Some soap. OK lemon. Zesty. Still it is too soapy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrmekon (100) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Clear yellow, full white head, dissipates quickly, light lacing. Strong sour aroma, barnyard and floral. Tastes great, mild malt sweetness and floral sour bite, bitterness on the finish. Light body and high carbonation.


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