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RATINGS: 1347   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 (3052) - 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 fingers 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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
belfastjames (10) - Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 27, 2017
This surprised me, a lot better than I thought it would be. Pours pale golden with a quickli disappearing head, smells are citrus, pepper and herbs. Taste is sweet, citrus with a dry peppery finish. Plenty of carbonation. I expected this to be like a wiessbier for some reason which I hate, but its not, its a very very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kliggerwar (152) - - FEB 25, 2017
Raspberry, bubblegum type of Aroma with a white head that dissipates quickly. Very clean taste with a tart citrus aftertaste that leaves quickly. Very good. Aroma is very deceiving upon drinking.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdrienAndMarie (16) - FRANCE - FEB 23, 2017
Bue en bouteille, fait trs peu de mousse. Bire jaune clair, lgrement trouble. Got fruit un peu amer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Villyzzz (307) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours hazy yellow with medium sized white head. Aroma is sour spices, wheat and citrus. Taste has a bit sour beginning with citrus ending with sweet apple. Really nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
panzerwolf (340) - FINLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Its a little bit champagne-y, for sure. Moderate bitterness, a strong taste of oranges and herbs and spices. Very subtle and refined tastes, but maybe just a little bit too sweet for me to fully enjoy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (4036) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle from Hopt. Aroma is pale malt, slightly funky yeast, tart dried fruits, orange, citrus peel, floral, peppery and soft herbal notes, mild bretty, touch of wood and creamy vanilla. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet and fairly tart with a dry finish. Body is medium. Has all the qualities and complexity of a fine Saison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daenelyn (49) - - FEB 17, 2017
Robe blonde pale mousse blanche. Nez fruit, bl. Bouche pice, lgrement acidule. Trs bonne.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
humbaba (3) - FRANCE - FEB 15, 2017 does not count
Bouteille 33cl. Couleur champagne, mousse blanche tnue. Agrumes aux nez et au palais. Armes de vin blanc, banane, poivre par moments. Final trs lgrement houblonn et raffrachissement. Manque mon sens de caractre pour dpasser le stade de "bonne bire".

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vulcanmeister (269) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2017
On draft at Goose Island bar at OHare Airport pours a hazy, golden yellow body with a thick white quickly dissipating head, although the lacing persisted. The aroma was wheat, citrus, and fruit. The flavor is citrusy and hops, some yeast and pepper spice. The mouthfeel is light. Finish is dry crisp bready tartness with a long lasting blend of citrus and yeast.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sircatis (202) - FRANCE - FEB 10, 2017
Dcouverte dans la Saveur Box. Bire jaune claire. Armes dpices et malt. En bouche on retrouve les pices et le style belge. Trs bonne bire. Belle dcouverte.


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