Pours clear with ample, white, meringue, stiff foam on top. Retention is well above average while lacing was sticky and dry up front.
Aroma is rather light. A touch of tart, sweet, juicy fruits, and spice. I like the aroma, just would like a bit more of it.
Taste follows the nose to a 't.' Light flavors of juicy fruits, slight funk, spice, and sweet.
Light body with a medium amount of carbonation that tingles the lips and stays on the back of the tongue.
A solid beer all around but would have liked a bit more aroma, which would help the taste pop more also. Otherwise it is crisp and refreshing with just enough tart to know about it. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 11:19:33
Tasted: Sunday, April 24, 2011
$6.99 for 22 oz. bottle
One fine body…
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.