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RATINGS: 1342   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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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (3130) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Tragedy struck at my home early Monday morning. Either a tremor of a passing train caused a box of bomber bottles to slide off its shelf in my beer cellar. Only one casualty, though: my 2009 bottle of Sofie. Luckily, when I went to GI Clybourn to train for their sampling program, they had it on tap. Color is bright Belgian pils or tripel gold, and pretty hazy. Almost a whole finger’s width of white parfait foam. Smell has a very light orange zest and Belgian light malt. A bit of spice in the aroma, too, but my nose is too stuffy to best describe it. Taste is effervescent, and my first impression is of light pepper after all. Maltiness settles in to leave a nice sticky aftertaste. Maybe some Belgian candi sugar, but not too sweet. Alcohol is not a big player here. Just a nice golden ale flavor with extra depth.


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 (1018) - 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 (1352) - 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 (1527) - 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.

3.8
ardeo (508) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2017
Bottle 33 cl dans un beau verre de chez Goose. Blonde trouble sans beaucoup de mousse. Nez de levures, de raisin, d’orange. Bouche : fra�che (square), fruits agrumes, pain, raisin/vin blanc, un peu de poivre et une petite amertume. Middle to high carbonation. Bonne Sophie !


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