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Sofie - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
92
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3,049 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,049
Reviews: 888
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 129
Gots: 412 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
80% Belgian Style Ale, 20% Belgian Style Ale aged in wine barrels with citrus peel. Champagne color, white pepper aroma, citrus & vanilla flavor, sparkling body.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-29-2009)
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Greggy

Minnesota

4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a Cosendonk Tulip glass.

A- Pours a hazy yellow color with ample sediment and a thick white head. Lacing is present.

S- Excellent nose here. Musty with lemon and grassy notes. Some acidity can be smelled amongst the great funk.

T- Starts off nice and funky with lemon peel, some melon and then transitions into some nice acidic funk. The wild yeast really comes through here. The finish is long and dry.

M- Full carbonation here.

O- Great beer, very complex yet simple and quenching.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 18:41:43 | More by Greggy
More User Reviews:
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titty_mcbitty

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: blood orange and yellowish. HUUGE bubbly head. Exploded out the bottle...

S: orange peel, citrus, floral, apple

T: oranges right off. Then some wet hay, white wine, lemons, cashews, champagne. Taste is so complex and amazing.

M: light and very bubbly. But this fits it well.

O: so good! And so worth it. Complex as hell and very 'delicate' if that's the word I'm looking for... sip this one and enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2014 01:33:14 | More by titty_mcbitty
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mletten

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-31-2014 00:58:51 | More by mletten
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RealBillKing


4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

07-31-2014 00:45:28 | More by RealBillKing
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CED

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

07-31-2014 00:44:10 | More by CED
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BeerBucks

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-31-2014 00:23:48 | More by BeerBucks
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RiverCityBeerGuy

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

07-30-2014 23:26:47 | More by RiverCityBeerGuy
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bowzer4birdie

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-30-2014 20:35:31 | More by bowzer4birdie
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MrBoz21

Colorado

4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Clear golden straw with light white foam ring and sparkling effervescence. Very champagne like.

Aroma: Fruity yeast and light pilsner malt. Vanilla notes. Slight brux horsiness.

Taste: Slight green apple, citrus, pear, vanilla and white wine.

Mouth: Crisp. dry and bubbly and mild tart

Overall: Delicious. Goose Island is one of my favorite breweries.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 01:02:09 | More by MrBoz21
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jmrybak


4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-29-2014 04:59:06 | More by jmrybak
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TheBeard89

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

07-29-2014 04:53:10 | More by TheBeard89
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-28-2014 23:21:07 | More by 2dogbrew
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avwrite

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really enjoyed it. Great for small parties. The bottle itself is pretty elegant, and once you pour it in, it's great. High on citris flavors, but smooth going down. A great cloudy, yet crisp looking amber and goes down smooth. Perfect for a summer day. A bit on the expensive side, but if your looking to indulge, go for it.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 16:52:54 | More by avwrite
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

1000th review. Only took 4.5 years. Many more to come to.

765 ml bottle was poured into a large tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a crazy three finger head that finally reduced to a small puffy layer. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and vision of many bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Pretty funk, oak, chardonnay, vanilla, apple, pear, and a little orange.

Taste: Nice mellow funk, grape, apple, pear, vanilla, wheat, orange peel, oak, and a little bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, a bit dry, medium to high carbonation, a little chewy, and a little funk.

Overall: Stellar beer enjoyed a lot over the years and many more times in the future.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 04:54:21 | More by Flounder57
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tvljr

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-28-2014 04:14:25 | More by tvljr
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Kochiss

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

07-28-2014 01:47:32 | More by Kochiss
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Scarfer_Brad

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-27-2014 22:57:31 | More by Scarfer_Brad
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EuellGophar

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-27-2014 21:37:01 | More by EuellGophar
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-27-2014 20:10:57 | More by Doomcifer
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JTO_Read_PA

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-27-2014 17:49:25 | More by JTO_Read_PA
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

07-27-2014 17:02:51 | More by jmdrpi
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Liverocks

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

07-26-2014 22:39:38 | More by Liverocks
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Spdalton


4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

07-26-2014 17:51:16 | More by Spdalton
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dtomes

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

07-26-2014 03:21:44 | More by dtomes
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g_jenkins

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-26-2014 02:44:22 | More by g_jenkins
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Sofie from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,049 ratings.