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Sofie - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
92
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3,315 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,315
Reviews: 902
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 142
Gots: 496 | FT: 15
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just noticed I'd never reviewed this, one of my faves.

A: 3.75 - Very pale straw color, a touch hazy, with a small, airy head.
S: 4.25 - Deliciously fruity aroma, lemony, with a floral hop scent.
T: 4.5 - Great mix of flavors! Lots of fruity esters, notes of citrus as well as tart apples. Bitterness isn't overly high but it's a substantial component, with light grassy, floral hop notes. There's a slightly spicy contribution from phenols. Malt is clean, with a touch of pils taste. It's a great combation.
M: 4.25 - Light bodied, lots of carbonation
O: 4.5 - Still a winner! I first had this in Chicago about 6 years ago. It's still just as good despite their big expansion.

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765 ml large format bottle poured into a tulip glass. Slightly cloudy lemon yellow brew with a gorgeous creamy white head that retains form well, some fizzy effervescence and yeast debris floating around. Pretty beer. Wonderful nose, too ... Shockingly tropical and vinous, loads of pineapple, white grape, pear, lemon, yellow grapefruit, Juicy Fruit gum, unripe gooseberry, and dry moderately funky horse blanket. Just a hint of fresh bread. Certainly a unique farmhouse ale on nose and palate. Very quenching, dry, and sour, but with enough pear and tropical fruit to provide some balance and keep this firmly anchored outside of Orval territory (although one is tempted to draw a few comparisons). Fresh pear and pineapple galore with echoes of coriander and orange peel. Nice easy-going but still assertive brettanomyces creates an earthy dry vibe that runs parallel to the fruit element. The sour note does develop as one sips. Body on the light side, fairly high carbonation. Finishes citric, mildly floral, and bone-dry. Any malt flavor is largely buried, but if you appreciate sours or Belgian beers more generally there is much to like here. I am appreciating the meld of sweet fruit, sour fruit, and dry Belgian funk, with no one component running the show.

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Sofie from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,315 ratings.