Sofie - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by pmlondrigan:
3.75/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Part of my summer saison saturday seris, ha! sofie is a "barrel aged" saison brewed with brett. It pours a hazy yellow with an initially puffy white head that subsides into a thin white ring. Could be because this is a plan old glass. No lacing but again could be the glass. Smells soft, flowery and yeasty. Can't detect any barrel or brett. The flavor is typical of a basic saison, maybe a little more depth. Black pepper, cloves and clover honey is what I taste from the yeast. Grassy noble hops and basic malt backbone. Smooth luxorious mouth feel, coats the tongue. Could be a bit drier for a saison. This beer is better the second time around when you know what you are in for.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2010 00:32:30 | More by pmlondrigan
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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.
92 out of 100 based on 3,019 ratings.