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Sofie - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
92
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3,055 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,055
Reviews: 888
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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mikem0487

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Bottled on date 03 June 2013.

A-A pale golden body with a mild haze to it. Head was a fingers width than quickly went back into the beer. Decent amount of lacing left on my glass. When I first poured it it was very effervescent.

S-The orange peel really comes through on the nose. Pepper notes mixed in with the citrus aroma followed by a starch graininess in the back end.

T-A very citrus forward, sweet saison. The belgian yeast is noticeable only in the finish. The orange/lemon flavor is first than the tannic/sweetness from the wine barrels comes in. With the very subtle ester/phenolic funkiness of the belgian yeast comes the sweetness from the grains and wine in the finish.

M-Very effervescent medium bodied saison. Sweeter finish than what I am use to on saisons.

O-An enjoyable saison that utilizes wine barrel aging. Though I do like this beer I felt like the wine barrels in the bottled version kind of overtook the overall classic characteristics of what you look for in a saison. Have had this on draft before and thought it was better in the taste and mouthfeel fields. Pick up and enjoy and this will be a beer that I will enjoy trying and drinking again...

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 06:08:16 | More by mikem0487
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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.

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Mouth: Crisp. dry and bubbly and mild tart

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Sofie from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,055 ratings.