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Sofie - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,049 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,049
Reviews: 888
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 129
Gots: 412 | 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 zimmerbloke:
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zimmerbloke

Wisconsin

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

From Blind Bomber BIF (Thanks to Hophead101!):

A: Hazy blonde pour with a huge, three-inch cream colored head which really sticks around. Looks like some a weizen or saison.

S: Strong belgian yeast notes, some spiciness. Estery.

T: Lots of yeast flavor; some banana, spice and just a hint of booze. Sweeter light malt notes fade pretty quickly into a slight bitterness.

M: Heavily carbonated and brisk, but still has a thicker mouthfeel. Fits flavor profile very well.

D: Very high. If there is much alcohol present, it's well hidden... possibly dangerously so.

Wow! This is one of those backyard beers that I've seen quite a bit of but never tried. Really happy to have had the choice... it feels like this beer would be an excellent choice for a spicy food pairing.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2010 00:22:42 | More by zimmerbloke
More User Reviews:
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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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Kochiss

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

07-28-2014 01:47:32 | More by Kochiss
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Scarfer_Brad

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-27-2014 22:57:31 | More by Scarfer_Brad
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EuellGophar

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-27-2014 21:37:01 | More by EuellGophar
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-27-2014 20:10:57 | More by Doomcifer
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JTO_Read_PA

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-27-2014 17:49:25 | More by JTO_Read_PA
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

07-27-2014 17:02:51 | More by jmdrpi
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Liverocks

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

07-26-2014 22:39:38 | More by Liverocks
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Spdalton


4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

07-26-2014 17:51:16 | More by Spdalton
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dtomes

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

07-26-2014 03:21:44 | More by dtomes
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g_jenkins

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-26-2014 02:44:22 | More by g_jenkins
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Sofie from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,049 ratings.