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Sofie - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
92
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3,023 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,023
Reviews: 883
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 127
Gots: 399 | 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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2010 Sofie - 12 oz. bottle

Apperance: Yellow and cloudy with almost champagne like carbonation. Really a beautiful pour. One of my favorite things about Saisons and this one is spot on.

Smell: Tons of orange zest, Belgian yeast, and pepper. Very fruity as well.

Taste: Right up front you get the orange zest, the Belgian yeast, pepper, and a bit of sourness. Finishes off dry with a hint of vanilla and oak.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and creamy, with a touch of dryness. The carbonation is perfect.

Overall: This is my favorite beer made. I can drink it anytime of the year, month, or day and be perfectly content. I love everything it has to offer, and will revisit often. This is what a Saison should be.

Serving type: bottle

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I love this beer. Especially on tap.

Occasion :: Night out w/ friends. Drank in a signature Goose Island Vintage Ales glass.

Appearance :: Light and bright. Beautiful creamy collar of foam. Left a good amount of lacing.

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Smell :: Delightful. Hints of vanilla. Slight orange. Definitely can pull out the fresh oak aged barrels.

Taste :: Tart. The oak and vanilla play subtly. The citrus from the orange zest is apparent but not overbearing.

Mouthfeel :: Dry. Effervescent. Clean.

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Sofie from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,023 ratings.