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Sofie - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,041 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,041
Reviews: 886
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 128
Gots: 410 | 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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mdwalsh

Iowa

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a golden straw color that turns hazy in the glass. A one finger white head rests on top. The haze is thick, but particulate, and is quite attractive. Head retention is not great, nor is lacing.

S: On the pour there is an immediate mineral-ginger-acidic aroma. Closer investigation slides more towards the acid, almost vinegary. Maybe some deep underlying fruit or sweetness?

T: The sour vinegar is dominant above any spicey or horsehair saison flavors. I get the wine barrel, but not much orange at all. It's not what I expected, but not bad. A very interesting experiment in beer for me. The orange comes through the more I drink.

M: Surprisingly little carbonation comes through to me, but that's ok.

D: This fits what I think was the brewers goal, beer for the dinner table. I could imagine serving this in place of a Sauv Blanc or alascian Riesling.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2011 19:08:48 | More by mdwalsh
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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.

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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.

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Sofie from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,041 ratings.