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Sofie - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,350 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,350
Reviews: 903
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 141
Gots: 508 | 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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Look: A pale apricot color, with brilliant clarity. The head .however, is not much more than a fizzy, white film.

Smell: The faint aroma is undeniably similar to Chardonnay. Oakiness mixes with light fruit that is both tart and sweet, such as pears and Granny Smith apples. If I had been blindfolded, I probably would have thought I was sniffing a light, white wine.

Taste: Like a well-balanced mixture of hard cider and champagne. This is a beer even your grandmother would love. Sweet, spicy, tangy, and elegant, with no obvious hoppy or malty flavors to put off the most stubborn of "beer haters."

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp, with satiny elegance. Plenty of carbonation brings dryness to the finish.

Overall: I can see how others would see this as being a delectable, masterpiece of a beer. There's no denying that it's a delicious and lovely concoction. I'm personally not planning on seeking it out in the future, however, because I like my beer to taste like beer. Don't get me wrong--I'm more than aware of the incredibly wide variety of flavors beer can produce. This brew, however, felt like it was wearing TOO good of a champagne costume. I missed my old friend.

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Sofie from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,350 ratings.