Sofie | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-29-2009

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Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Elegant saison, a little funky yeast aroma, along with white pepper. Pours light colour with lots of foamy head. Refreshing taste and mouthfeel, very good with supper. Elegant and not compelx, with a bit of the orange peel. Nothing really funky about the taste.Lace lines.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to AndresR for sharing this one at Benny’s tasting.

2010 vintage. Bottled 2/19/10.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Thick foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, wine, and wood. Taste is much the same with a slight funk in the flavor as well. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a very crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: single finger head with minimal retention on a hazy dull golden body.

S: very aromatous with candy sugar, pineapple, banana, minimal yeast presence.

T: slightly tart citrus, mostly lemon and pineapple. Clove, yeast and light herbal notes, mostly corriander.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation with a very dry finish.

Overall: Very good and despite how dry it is, the drinkability of the flavor overcomes that nicely. I like these a little dry, this just seems too dry for me.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

a little over hyped I think, at least the 2013 version is, possibly a considerable step down from other vintages. this pours from its new wine bottle format a hazy champagne color, pale and yellow, grassy, with just a small white head. the nose is fruity like apples, not as coriander heavy as I remember it being, and yeasty. a little tart and funky, but not as exciting to my palate as I think it used to be. I taste green apples too, tart and sweet at the same time, although this beer adds a dry element to that flavor. wine-like fruity vibes, and a similar acidity. I view this so much more as a fall beer, rather than a spring one. its got all the leaf changing colors feel to it. really mellow on the citrus, and I don't get any vanilla at all. ultra bright carbonation and a clean dry finish. light bodied and drinkable, but I wonder if the sale of goose island has effected the recipe or the quality of this beer. I remember it being so wonderful and interesting, and now it just seemed like another half hearted saison. maybe its me, and ive had too many good beers to recognize that this one is special, but it seems somehow dumbed down to me now.

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Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: It poured clear light yellow into a snifter glass with a large, white foamy head. A moderate level of carbonation is evident from the rising bubbles.
S: The nose has some funky citrusy, floral and sour aromas. It's not quite what you would expect from a typical saison.
T: Orangey flavors really stand out in the taste, along with some notes of spices.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and very smooth from the level of carbonation.
D: This beer is a good sipper yet is also refreshing at the same time.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This poured out as a slightly hazy golden color, it had a foamy white head on top that faded into a thin film over top of the beer. The smell of the beer is a grainy and has plenty of the citrus fruit aromas on the nose. The taste of the beer is a little spicy with a fruity kick to it in the finish. The hops balance out the mix. The mouthfeel of the beer is sharp and clean feeling. A good healthy amount of carbonation in this beer livens it up a bit. Overall I thought this beer was quite refreshing and enjoyable. I could see myself possibly drinking this one again some day.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Duvel, you have company!

Goose Island may have hit a home-run here. Sofie begins with a murky canary-yellow with very lively carbonation, fair head formation, retention, and lacing. A fair but sturdy look.

Aromas of citrusy esters, peppery phenols, and delicate pilsner malts set the stage for a light musty, cork-like dusty note that gives it just a little more than the standard Belgian Pale Ale.

Sweet up front with pilsner malts, cracker-like lightness, and confection sweetness. Lemon-like acidity, limes, and background notes of tropical fruits (appricots, pineapple) usher in the estery mix. White pepper, cumin, orange peel, and hop earthiness come in late with sharp and decisive variations.

Somewhat fuller and sweet to initial sip but the beer quickly morphs into a peppery, citrusy, acidic dryness that makes drinkability effortless- this is where the Duvel comparisons make moste sense.

Great job Goose Island for a Belgian worthy Saison style beer.

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Photo of brentk56
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

June 01, 2009 bottling

Appearance: Pours a hazy pale lemon color with a three finger head; great retention and plenty of lacing left behind

Smell: Lemon meringue pie; very tart with plenty of lemony citrus esters

Drinkability: Cracker malt and lemony citrus, up front, with a growing puckery sourness that develops by mid-palate; after the swallow, Curaçao and oak enter the picture, adding tropical complexity and woody dryness, along with a grassy bitterness in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Drinkability: A bit like a saison/wit/wild ale combination, this is a signature ale for Goose Island's Belgian chops

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep hazy beige/orangey color ale with a huge foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of medium-sweet Belgian malt with some notes of orange peel and lightly tart whine wine is quite enticing. Taste is a wonderful mix between some tart notes from the wine barrel with some refreshing notes of Curacao and a nice attenuated Belgian malt backbone. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well done overall with good drinkability factor and some good complexity.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

765ml bottle, WTF? Anyways, nice to see Goose Island make its way up here to Alberta, and with a brew that I've passed over way too many times on trips stateside, mostly due to price, only to encounter them now, and so agreeably tagged at that - booyah!

This beer pours a hazy, very pale golden straw colour, with three fingers of puffy, creamy, and silken eggshell white head, which leaves some sudsy coral reef lace around the glass as things apparently quickly and steadily dissolve.

It smells of perky earthy yeast, mixed orange flesh and overripe apple mush, grainy pale malt, musty white wine funk, faint white and black pepper mill output, and grassy, leafy, and weedy hops. The taste is semi-sweet grainy pale malt, a mere hint of bready caramel, pleasant in its temerity yeasty funk, still obtuse and well mixed-up citrus fruit notes, soft savoury spice (coriander, black pepper, the usual shit), a further, though lessened white wine lees dank fruitiness, and herbal, leafy hops.

The carbonation is fairly light in its frothacular renderings, the body just on the lee side of medium weight, and more smooth than anything this yeasty, or even hoppy has any God-given right to be. It finishes off-dry, the heretofore unloved graininess showing its lingering capabilities, with mucho company yet - drupe fruit, mostly neutered funk, and green forest glade hops abounding.

For a typically understated style, this possesses a whole lot of extra goodness, all of which does nothing to push things over the top, instead, everything stays right on track, even the elevated 13-proof booze. A crazily saucy and intricate saison, packaging included, from one of the last parts of the world one might expect, transnational corporation ownership aside.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

G: Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Light gold with a tremendous bone white head and a stunning amount of lacing.

S: A bit of yeasty funk over a slight peppery aroma. Mild hops underneath, though they don't challenge the yeast character. Also, some white wine characteristics--green grapes and a bit of sweet, tart fruits.

T: Little bit of funk combined with some pepper flavors. Much the same as the nose, but the taste has more distinctive fruity characteristics with the green grapes/apple coming through over the top of the pepper. Nice orange presence throughout.

M: Fairly light with a good bite of carbonation. Not much of an alcohol presence. Fantastic wine barrel and dry finish.

D: Quite refreshing. Nice and complex. An excellent saison.

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Photo of emerge077
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bright jewel orange body, with an initial burst of meringue foam that threatens to spill over. Tiny flecks of sticky lace. The energetic head soon deflates to a broken skim. Dominant orange in the nose, very soft and intriguing. The citrus twang intertwines with light herbal coriander touches, and a vague underdeveloped mustiness. Sort of like a juiced up Wit, less funky than a traditional Farmhouse Ale. Conjures up scenes of farmland fields on a dewy Spring morning (in my mind anyway).

Light tartness from the yeast or barrel bugs, but it's oh so soft and creamy. Orange peel and delicate Belgian yeast dances over a light malty base. Dry finish with some noble hop herbals. Utterly quaffable and refreshing. I've only experienced this soft lightness before in a few Belgians, namely Fantome, Troublette, and other rustic-style Saisons & Wits. This is one i'll return to again and again. Paired nicely with a washed rind cheese, Jasper Hill Winnimere.

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Photo of zeff80
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this for Thanksgiving dinner.

A - Poured out a clear, golden yellow color with a white, bubbly, two-finger head of foam. Good rentention and left soapy trails of lace.

S - It smelled of yeast, grains and some spiciness. There was a subtle funky aroma, too.

T - It had a nice toasty caramel flavor with spicy notes and strong yeast flavors. There was a slight funk to it, too.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium-bodied ale with a dry, snappy finish.

D - This is a very good saison.It went really well with Thanksgiving dinner.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.24/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

"Sofie 2011 Belgian Style Ale"

1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap, bottled date 03/02/11 "2048", served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Acquired at Holingshead's Deli in Orange, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high as I usually enjoy beers from this brewery.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Paired with pizza and breadsticks.

A: Pours a half finger head of no real cream, fair thickness, and really bad (~ ten second) retention. Colour is a foggy yet transparent yellow. No floating yeast particles are visible.

Sm: Lemon peel, white wine notes, a hint of orange peel, straw, clean barley, hints of funkiness, and perhaps yeast. Lemon peel is subtly dominant. I like the funkiness. A mild strength pleasant aroma.

T: A lightly funky flavour profile. Clean malts and barley comprise the foundation, with hints of white wine and yeast. The barrel aging only comes through when I really search for it. Light lemon citrus esters lend it a nice tone. The funkiness is a bit underdone. A bit bland and simple for the style, making it a bit boring. Balanced well. Its emphasis on subtlety doesn't really off; in the end it's neither complex nor subtle - but that doesn't prevent it from being pleasant and enjoyable to drink. No alcohol or yeast comes through.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours decently but far from perfectly. Carbonation is adequate. It's a bit too thin. Not refreshing, though it should be considering the style.

Dr: Drinkable but surprisingly unremarkable considering the brewery. A disappointment from Goose Island. I wouldn't have it again or recommend it to friends, but I enjoyed drinking it for what it was. The simplicity and lack of sufficient funkiness hold it back. Overpriced. Hides its ABV well. I'd probably try it on-draught.

Drank okay out of me Guinness pint glass, but a beerflute, wine glass, or tulip would all likely yield a better drinking experience.


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Photo of oberon
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Jake's Billiards.Poured into a goblet a slight hazed lemon/strw color with a bone white head.Aromas are yeasty but not overly phenolic with a burst of citrusy lemon.Flavors of light spiced phenols and mild dough,lemon brings bright and even sharpness in the finish.The phenols are kept in check pretty well and the citrus flavors are nice if a bit sharp in the finish,not bad.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

"From birth to age 18, a girl needs good parents, from 18 to 35 she needs good looks, from 35 to 55 she needs a good personality, and from 55 on she needs cash."

--Sophie Tucker

Chardonnay gold with Champagnesque carbonation and a pillowy crown of cumulus cloud white. The airy foam isn't very sticky. A few small scraps of suds can be seen clinging to the glass, but don't appear as if they're in it for the long haul. Thankfully, subsequent pours look better and the lace is more adherent.

The aroma is incredible and absolutely nails the style. The wild yeast provide the usual barnyard character (moderate) with a wonderful orange peel citrusiness following close behind. If the flavor is even half this complex and appealing, this will be successful beer.

First of all, Sofie tastes authentically Belgian, which is far from a given when it comes to American-brewed, Belgian-style beer. Congrats to the masters at Goose Island for that. Brettanomyces was a nice touch and is present in precisely the right amount for those craft beer lovers who like da funk, but don't want to be blasted with it each time they upend the glass.

The other design decisions were spot-on as well. That is, aging in wine barrels and using orange peel. There are so many things going on with each mouthful that it boggles the taste buds (in a good way). Tart has a slim lead on bitter, and sweet is a distant third.

Specifics include untoasted wheat, orange and lemon zest, white grapes, white pepper and a soft and well-integrated horseblanketiness. Perhaps the Amarillo hops (an inspired choice) is adding to the orange juiciness. This would be a great warm weather picnic beer.

Unfortunately, the mouthfeel has seen better days. It was overbubbled at the start and passed through the ideal zone all too quickly. As always, bottle-conditioning is hit-or-miss. With better bubbles... hell's bells, this is great beer anyway.

Sofie Belgian Style Ale 2009 is one of my new favorites from a brewery that does much more right than it does wrong. I'm sure there are a few American-brewed, Belgian-style saisons out there that rival this one, but I can't think of any at the moment. What a tremendous surprise.

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Photo of nickfl
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Two fingers of bone white head on top of a perfectly clear, straw-yellow body filled with strings of rising carbonation. The foam settles slowly and leaves only minimal lace.

S - A strong aroma of wild yeast with only moderate sourness. Lemon, pepper, and vanilla yeast notes with plenty of tart wheat backing them up. There are some standard issue, noble hop aromas lurking in the background as well, but they are mostly washed away by the other aromas.

T - Lots of tart wheat up front with moderate sweetness and some vanilla yeast notes. Tropical fruit flavors of pineapple and pepper kick in next with a bit of wild yeast and sour cherry. Finishes with significant herbal hop flavor and moderate bitterness balanced by complex yeast and a bit of malt. Lingering musty hops interact nicely on the palate with the equally musty, but mild, wild yeast character.

M - Moderately thick body, high carbonation, and a slightly dry finish.

D - This distinctive interpretation of the style is quite drinkable and refreshing. The yeast is a wonderful combination of fruity saison yeast and distinct brett mustiness. The hops are subdued in the aroma, but show up in full force flavor-wise, which is a nice nod to classic hoppy saisons like Dupont and also makes for a nice contrast set against the yeast. The finish is perfectly balanced and unusually champagne-like, which leaves me thirsting for another sip.

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Photo of jlindros
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have to give some credit to heliosphann for giving me this in a trade earlier back, but now it's available here finally. So glad I can get my Goose Island now.

A: Pours a creamy live big bubbled head of about a finger, bottle conditioned style. It doesn't even seem to fade, but may be getting help from the trillions of bubbles rising to the top from the etch at the bottom of my Sam Adams pint glass. It's a hazy bright golden yellow color with a slight glow. Lots of haze though.

N: Very Bavarian wheat like on the nose. Lots of spicy yeast and malt aromas. Lots of wheat, citrus, banana, lemongrass. Theres a slight strong yeasty farmhouse like aroma, with spiciness and earthy aromas.

T: Taste is similar to the nose, lots of wheat to start. It has a yeast that is bright and slightly earthy/spicy. Lots of banana, some lemongrass, straw, etc. Some slightly earthy bright hop flavors as well with hints of bitterness. Some other fruity flavors, almost tropical. A slight sweet malty flavor as well graces the taste.

M: Lighter body, good carbonation, slightly spicy.

F: Finishes somewhat bitter, more than I thought it would. Also pretty dry with some spicy flavors again, as well as the nice wheat finish. It also leaves some fruits and banana flavors lingering a bit. Some slight earthy tastes, but not really very long. Long finish of wheat, banana, and yeast. Would be a great summer beer.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

very hazy medium yellow color came gurgling out of the bottle, quickly coming to a head that reached a height of maybe two inches. There was then a rich coating of side glass lace that thoroughly coated the glass with some nice carbonation being visible throughout the session.

The aroma was highly charged on this one. Lots of light fruit swirling around with a healthy dose of spice in it as well. Nice touches of coriander, lemon, hints of pepper coming through, with a touch of pears warming up to it as it came up to room temperature. The initial taste was peppery, with a rush of lemon following suit almost immediately. A wonderful sense of light fruit really just ran all over this one. I was quite impressed I have to admit. Smooth mouth feel was more the adequately carbonated and really just kept the profile popping throughout. An easy sipper, the moderate ABV lended itself well to a warm late summer evening.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.96/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

11 ounce pour - $8.00 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Served up a hazy, pale straw-hued body with a slim coating of white fizz.

Smell: A scent of casually chewed gum atop notes of reserved malts, coriander seed, meager pear, a little snippet of citrus, and 'nanana.

Taste: Starts with a very soft, very gentle maltiness, then the tranquility is tainted by a large dollop of icing sugar for a jarring initial sweetness. Orchard fruits, pureed bananas, and a nod towards the citrus component. All the while a taste of Chiclets. A little bitterness. Coriander spiciness, but also some pepper. Fruity Chiclet, sugary, lightly spiced finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: It was merely okay. Just barely so-so. I had rather expected this one to please with ease. Time to fire up the Smokey Robinson song, "Tears of a Clown."

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Goose Island Sofie 2011
22 oz. bottle, dated 09/15/11 1658
$7.99 @ Whole Foods Market, Union Square, NY

The two words that came to mind when I first put Sofie to my lips were 'sophisticated' and 'refined'. It's easy to make a Belgian-style beer that's bursting with flavor, but it's not as easy to do it while keeping the yeast in-check with the other flavors.

It pours a hazy, deep golden body beneath a creamy head of white. The head retention and lacing are good... it'll rise up on you if you're not careful, so pour it gently until the very end of the glass.

In the nose it's displays a light, delicately sugary malt and the juice of fresh, crisp and tart baking apples. Some wet wood and minor spice rounds it out.

In the flavor the apples clearly return, along with the gently sugary malt, but there's also a delicate carpet of spiciness for them to roll around on. I'm assuming there's Brettanomyces involved, but I can't say for sure. The tartness is clear, but I also find a bit of straw, and some mild 'leathery' notes. There's no mettalic zing to it though, nor any real barnyard, mud, or manure. If it's Brett, they've kept it very clean. A mild touch of coriander appears, and there's some gentle peppery quality to it. A bit of vanilla, and some mild orange/citrus rounds it out with a nice creamsicle note. It's light and delicate, but it's actually quite full of flavor, and it's more complex than it initially seems to be - and that's exactly what I mean by 'refined'. Too often American brewers over-do the yeast and spices, and each one stands out on its own, whereas most Belgian brewers try for a spice component that lies in the background, not necessarily revealing its complexity. This has that. It has sweetness, tartness, vanilla, citrus, sandalwood, and spice all putting something in, and at the same time pulling together to balance it. Superb...really nicely balanced and polished. It finishes in different ways as you progress through the glass, but mainly it's dry with a bit of residual tartness that then fades to leave some ever-so-subtly-chalky orange peel and old wood behind.

In the mouth it's medium-light in body with a bit of a dexrinous character, but still "light". And it's just gently zesty, and mainly 'airy' on the palate.

Overall, it's a remarkably charming and seductive ale. I think that almost anyone could fall in love with this beer. Worth seeking out!

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Photo of mactrail
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale golden ale with great Belgian character.

Clear straw gold color in the chalice. Pours like champagne with loads of tiny bubbles. Rich and fruity though light bodied. Flavors of fresh cut apple with hard candy. Strong aromatic Belgian yeasty flavors. Aftertaste is just bitter enough to give it a nice edge. Fragrance continues with each sip.

Bottled 02/19/10. Label says orange peel, which is subtle enough that you don't notice the specific flavor. I wish somebody would brew a good Saison style like this and put it in cans at a reasonable price. How about a Stella Artois brand-- they could call it Daisy Mae.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jacob for sharing this one today.

A: The pour is a pale golden yellow color with a fluffy white head.

S: The nose is quite fruity with plenty of citrus, pears, and maybe some melon. There's a definite spice aroma along with some yeast and perhaps even a bit of tartness.

T: I was very pleased by the nose, but the flavors didn't quite live up to that. The spices are much more pronounced and the tartness doesn't make an appearance either. There is still some nice fruit character, namely apples, pears, and bananas, however.

M: The body is medium with a very nice tingly carbonation which gives the beer a bit more of a light feeling on the tongue.

D: I liked this much better than some of Goose Islands special releases, but I still don't know how much of this I could drink. A nice beer to have a small pour of, however.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 3/3/2012 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick on the glass.

S: The aroma contains spices, wheat, bananas, Belgian yeast and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of Belgian yeast, wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then sweet flavors of spices, bananas and citrus quickly follow. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a very good lighter Saison worth drinking for a long time.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not sure where or when I first had this, but I recently revisited it on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA.

Cloudy pale yellow pour with a creamy puff of white head that retained well and left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of grassy funk, ripe pears and melons. Much of the same in the taste, bready yeast, ripe fruits including banana as well, wet funk and trace of peppery spice. Medium body and easily drinkable making for a nice beer overall.

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Sofie from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,028 ratings.