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Sofie - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,027 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,027
Reviews: 884
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 127
Gots: 400 | 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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This pored with a foamy bright white head that sat atop a clean brilliant yellow color.

The nose was tangy with white wine, vinegar, black pepper and a spicy touch.

The flavor had tones of white wine, malty vinegar, peppercorn, Apple cider, Apple cider vinegar and a yeasty funky finish.

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This is quite enjoyable but the vinegar flavors are not well suited to my palate and make me score this lower.

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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.

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Sofie from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,027 ratings.