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RATINGS: 1343   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2012
THOUGHTS: Very wine like in flavor and very champagne like in texture, but still recognizable as a saison. An excellent summer sipper that could probably stand upt to colder weather as well. It should age incredibly well. Less hoppy than many saisons, but there was enough acid and sourness to create great balance with the malt. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a light to medium yellow that was almost glowing. It had excellent carbonation that constantly tried to rebuild the head, which was average to large, frothy, off-white and mostly diminishing. The aroma had light to moderate light bread and cracker malts; light herbal and grassy hops; moderate to heavy earthy, dusty and spicy yeast; slight funky yeast; and white wine. The initial flavor was slightly sweet, lightly acidic and slightly sour; while the finish was slightly sweet, light to moderately acidic; moderate to heavily tart and lightly bitter with an average on flavor and long on dryness duration. There was white wine, cracker, white bread, funky yeast, a little wood, apple, maybe a hint of vanilla, champagne, earthy yeast and dusty yeast. The light to medium body was very dry with very fizzy and tingly carbonation.


3.9
hauxe (898) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2017
Bottle thanks to wombat23. Gold and hazy with a foamy white head that soon fades. Aroma is green pear, spice, yeast. Taste is tart up front, turning increasingly sweet at the finish. Dry. Hints of citrus, spice and bubblegum linger in the aftertaste. Body is medium with a prickly carbonation. A rewarding brew with a subtle depth that at the same time remains undemanding and refreshing. Good stuff.

3.2
Nicke80 (824) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2017 33cl bottle from wishbeer bangkok. pours hazy golden with big head. fruity yeasty aroma with sweet floral and lemon taste. yeasty citrus after taste with sour notes.

3
higgsbison (261) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2017
A solid, but not outstanding farmhouse ale. Lightly sour, peppery, Notes of lemon. Interesting Yeast profile ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
labeerinthum (1021) - Milano, ITALY - SEP 15, 2017
Bottiglia. Il gusto al naso riconosce lo speziato e il pepe bianco. L'intensità olfattiva è molto elevata e la continuità olfattiva è apprezzabile. Il cappello di schiuma resiste poco. La grandezza delle bollicine è medio-fine. La carbonazione è bassa. La consistenza del liquido è limpida. La frizzantezza si manifesta sotto forma di bollicine fini. La carbonazione è abbondante, frizzante e vivace. Il colore è giallo spento. Il corpo è strutturato. L'amaro è moderato. L'intensità gustativa è elevata e la costanza gustativa è buona. Il finale è bruschino. Il retrogusto è intenso. L'aroma in bocca riporta sentori di cereali, frutta secca, chiodi di garofano, spezie e pepe bianco.

4.1
OnTheTrail (560) - Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2017
Pours slightly hazy yellow, big but quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is big yeast, spicy, banana, white fruit. Taste is fruity, a little tart, yeast, than a blast of sourness. Very creamy full mouthfeel. I get more pepper taste than citrus.

4.4
glaucoluiz (12) - BRAZIL - SEP 5, 2017
floral, citrus, vanilla, amber, hazy, frothy, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, light body, average carbonation, long finish,

3.6
weordie (1353) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2017
Pours copper with a little head. Lovely ginger and lemon aroma. A bit of belgian yeast in the flavour and a bit of ginger.

4.3
leduardol (149) - - AUG 25, 2017
Rótulo estilo formal, descritivo sofisticado que so não sobressai mais pela garrafa longneck de 355ml dessa versão de 2015. Trata-se de uma 'Farmhouse Ale' (Saison de estilo belga) fruto de um 'blend' de 80% de cerveja "fresca" com 20% de cerveja maturada em barricas de carvalho usadas, em vinho branco, com raspas de Laranja. Composta com trigo, toque suaves e elegante de Amarillo que confere amargor de 20 IBU e com 6,5% ABV. Coloração dourada-palida, turbidez homogenea, creme alvo de média formação e boa duração. Aromas complexos e marcantes onde afloram dulçor do malte, cítricos (laranja e grapefruit?), notas de coentro e uvas. Corpo baixo, alcool quase imperceptível (apesar dos 6,5%), refrescância presente com as notas cítricas de laranja, condimento e picancia que remete a pimentas brancas, amargor taninico (remete a vinho branca espumante) e com alta carbonatação. Final ácido, conduzindo a baunilha e ligeiro secor agradável e prolongado. Conjunto elegante, delicado e sofisticado. Garrafa de 355ml - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil - Agosto de 2017 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
Mister_Li (1528) - GERMANY - AUG 24, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2017 Leicht trübes Gelb mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, fruchtig, Zitronenschale, Orangen, pfeffrig, spritzig, sehr erfrischend.

1.6
eglesb (11) - Leatherhead, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2017
citrus, leaves, pale, clear, sparkling, minimal head, medium bitterness, heavily sour, light body, thin feel, fizzy, astringent. Looks good but rather unpleasant aftertaste.


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