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Sofie - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
92
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3,059 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,059
Reviews: 889
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 129
Gots: 414 | 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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Reviews by d0ggnate:
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d0ggnate

California

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another bottle I brought home from my trip to NYC

A: Poured a yellow/light gold color. Little head formed at all, but carbonation was visible in that tiny bubbles lingered for a few minutes.
S: Very light and faint wheat and hay aromas. Slightly noticable orange peel and citrus notes.
T: Citrus/orange comes through much more in flavor than it does in smell. A bit of sage/ginger is noted as well. Not a usual saison feel.
M: Great on the palate. Rich in flavors, with a crisp finish.
D: Deliciously drinkable. I don't this this would be a favorite beer of mine, but if I could snag one on tap this would definitely go down easy on a summer day. A nice refreshing treat on this hot night. I would love to pair this with a white fish or even a salad with a citrus vinaigrette.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2009 02:52:34 | More by d0ggnate
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GOBLIN

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-01-2014 23:59:51 | More by GOBLIN
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keithmurray

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 5/16/2012

Appearance - pale straw color with white head

Smell - green apple, cider, white wine

Taste - green apple, apple cider, chardonnay quality to the flavor, orange

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, high carbonation, slightly sweet upfront, tart finish

Overall - nice take on a saison, this has qualities of both a beer and white wine

Price Point - $7.99/22 oz bottle

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 22:44:03 | More by keithmurray
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texasspottedcow

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

08-01-2014 22:13:04 | More by texasspottedcow
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joegard

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

08-01-2014 17:57:19 | More by joegard
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jrhottle

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-01-2014 15:35:33 | More by jrhottle
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PaulyB83

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-01-2014 15:32:58 | More by PaulyB83
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-01-2014 05:46:24 | More by zestar
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Ceege23

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

08-01-2014 04:50:10 | More by Ceege23
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tastesogood

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

08-01-2014 02:10:28 | More by tastesogood
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KevinADenson


4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

07-31-2014 21:35:52 | More by KevinADenson
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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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Sofie from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,059 ratings.