Sofie - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by NiceTaps:
4.03/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
22oz bomber in a wide-mouth wine glass. Bottled on 4/24/2012. Drank on 2/22/14
A- Light and hazy yellow color with a massive pure white head that lasts and lasts. Heavy lacing, too. Bottle conditioned look.
S- Perfumed flowery Belgian yeast. Light fruit.
T-Lots of Belgian yeast and light fruit flavors. This BA blend makes it slightly sour.
M- Champagne-like feel, which I find unpleasant. Slightly sour, tart, and dry beer qualities help save it. Lots of carbonation.
O- This experimental blend works for me despite my issue with the feel. The aging showed well.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2014 00:58:52 | More by NiceTaps
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3.95/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
2014 release - 750ml bottle split two ways
Notes from 06/22/2014
A: Golden straw blonde body with a hazy yellowish look to it. Effervescent with some thick creamy white suds forming on top. Good retention and a bit of sudsy stick left clinging to the glass.
S: Tart and lemony but not pungently so. Good amount of Brett there. Some soft graininess with dry grass is rounded out by a peppery spice and earthiness. Liking the nose a lot with the Brett nice and healthy.
T: There is really not much to the base of this beer and the Brett is not as vibrant in flavor. I do get some fresh grains, coriander, green pear, grass, white wine and tart lemon curds. Dry and peppery towards the finish with earthy minerals and some influencing Brett. Not a particular favorite of the style but tasty and very refreshing on a hot Summer’s day.
M: The body is super light and frothy at first with a light puckering dryness to it. Finishes a touch flat and watery but not enough to detract from the overall enjoyment.
D: Drinking fairly nice fresh but I am sure the Brett will get much better with some age. Probably not a favorite of the style but still nice and refreshing. Would definitely like to check out some Vintages one day.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 20:50:29 | More by Nugganooch
Sofie from Goose Island Beer Co.
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