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Sofie - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
92
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3,318 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,318
Reviews: 902
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 142
Gots: 499 | 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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Photo of NiceTaps
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber in a wide-mouth wine glass. Bottled on 4/24/2012. Drank on 2/22/14

A- Light and hazy yellow color with a massive pure white head that lasts and lasts. Heavy lacing, too. Bottle conditioned look.

S- Perfumed flowery Belgian yeast. Light fruit.

T-Lots of Belgian yeast and light fruit flavors. This BA blend makes it slightly sour.

M- Champagne-like feel, which I find unpleasant. Slightly sour, tart, and dry beer qualities help save it. Lots of carbonation.

O- This experimental blend works for me despite my issue with the feel. The aging showed well.

NiceTaps, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of zookerman182
4/5  rDev -2.4%

zookerman182, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of PaulsBrew
4/5  rDev -2.4%

PaulsBrew, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of klegos
4/5  rDev -2.4%

klegos, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of osant37
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

served from a bottle into a wine goblet. pours a a very effervescent glear sparkling cider color. egshell white head that quickly dissapates. the smell is pure apples and citrus with some clove and yeast funk. the tastes is just what the nose percieves. nice crisp green apple and a hint of the orange peel. delicious light clove and a hint of the wine barrel comes through. carbonation out the wazoo. washes the pallet and leaves a semi dry aftertaste. overall a great take on the style. goose island keeps doing the damn thing...cheers!

osant37, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of DaveBar
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2013 version from the LCBO $10.00/765ml bomber. Served at 10deg C in a tulip

A- Ok. Opened well and poured with a nice 2" head dissipating to a film within 2mins. Opaque colour and slightly cloudy.

S- Excellent! Bread and yeast notes with citrus

T- Excellent. Belgium yeast fluffy flavors.

M- This is definitely bottle conditioned. Creamy and tart

O- Excellent and will look forward to seeing how this one ages

Food Pairing

This one matched very well today with... Sushi! A California roll, touch of wasabi and a few slices of pickled ginger was delicious.

Enjoy

DaveBar, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Tarps68, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of Niners49
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Niners49, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of Beermasterjarrett
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Beermasterjarrett, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of mikerieder
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

mikerieder, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of GarrettFM
4/5  rDev -2.4%

GarrettFM, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of CardiacNP
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

CardiacNP, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of mlklein27
3/5  rDev -26.8%

mlklein27, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of ConradKenney
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

ConradKenney, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of jaymo18
4/5  rDev -2.4%

jaymo18, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of Duesler
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Duesler, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of GPHarris
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2013

a- poured a one finger thick bubbly, eggshell-colored head into a tulip glass that left good lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was a bright, bubbly golden color with some yeasties floating around.
s - green apples with a hint of funk.
t - apples, floral, with a spicy finish.
m - crisp and dry. very nice.
o - another winner from this series of beers by GI.

GPHarris, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of Kevin_Young
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Kevin_Young, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of richj1970
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

richj1970, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of lovelibeam
4/5  rDev -2.4%

lovelibeam, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of jwhancher
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear gold with nice white head. Accidentally poured some yeast in with the beer so some sediment is floating around.

Smells of lemon and citrus with a Chardonnay quality. Ever so subtle funk character but clean smelling for the most part.

Tastes citrusy upfront with slight funk but finishes extremely dry. Ample bitterness seems to balance out wheat malt which lends a slight breadiness. Has a rustic quality to it.

Feels light but ever so drinkable - crushable perhaps. Clean tasting & nice carbonation.

Overall, a very elegant beer. Would be perfect in the high heat of summer. Would pair great with fish, chicken, or a sharp cheese. Nicely done.

jwhancher, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

DantheMan75, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Skillz, Feb 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Mattsk1, Feb 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

CAcker, Feb 14, 2014
Sofie from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,318 ratings.