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Sofie - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 3,511
Reviews: 910
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 161
Gots: 562 | FT: 18
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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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had this from tap and poured into a snifter. Clear gold color with a small head that doesn't last all too long.

Very aromatic with a good amount of citrus aromas and spices with some florals

medium/full bodied with a very smooth feel. Polished with a touch of funk along with citrus flavors and spices

this is a 2011 bottle. Should develop more funky aromas and flavors with more age, but the citrus base of it right now is very nice

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a wine glass

A: Pours a hazy light golden color with a finger of very dense foam that seems to last forever.

S: Funky farmhouse yeast with fairly significant brett aroma. Quite dry smelling, tart with some vinous aroma.

T: Quite dry with fairly significant white wine flavor. Typical farmhouse funk with some Brett influence. Mild and delicate.

M: Very light with high carbonation.

O: A very nice farmhouse ale. Vinous, dry, funky. Not overly complex, but very nice.

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4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle (bottled 1/29/2010) poured into a saison glass. Pours a beautiful transparent gold w/ bubbly champagne carbonation & a fluffy white head.

Aroma is Belgian yeast, pale malt, citrus, spice, and some green apple tartness.

Taste is lemony, clean, and bright. Pale malt is crisp, refreshing. Subtle yeast notes. Some white wine, green apple as it warms. Nice light mouthfeel.

Overall a good saison, on par with Tank 7. Recommended gateway beer.

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3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A Bottled 3/24/2010. 12 ounce bottle poured into Duclaws snifter. Plenty of carbonation with large head forming and slowly receding. nice light yellow color with plenty of bubbles and good lacing.
S Smells really good funky horse blankety slightly, apples,almost wine smell.
T Light colored fruit, nothing really stands out to me here.
M Light with little to no lingering on palate, maybee a slight astringent taste lingering on side of tongue and cheeks.
O I am not sure I would purchase again, but worth a try if you can find some in your area. Maybe a dollar or 2 overpriced.

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Sofie from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,511 ratings.