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Sofie - Goose Island Beer Co.

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2,954 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,954
Reviews: 880
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 125
Gots: 378 | FT: 17
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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4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy light straw color. Lively carbonation is apparent.

Smells of white wine, barrel, funk.

White wine comes through surprisingly heavy for only 20 % barrel aged. Oak, grapes, funk, citrus and yeast also present. Nice tartness.

Dry finish. Nice and crisp. Higher side of carbonation.

Not sure why it took me so long to get around to this. Easy to get and delicious.

Also going to age some to see where the brett takes this.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 01:45:12 | More by Powderhornphil
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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Washington

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-27-2013 05:53:10 | More by powdersoldier
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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09-25-2013 17:41:52 | More by Tamaquadan
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-24-2013 01:48:34 | More by Lambocalrisien
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-23-2013 16:51:48 | More by VTHeady
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy gold color, one finger thick fast fading white head, sparse lacing. Smell: white grape, grainy pils malt, mild barnyard, pepper and vanilla notes. Taste: semisweet pale malts, lemon, vinous, fairly acidic, sweet orange and vanilla notes. Starts a bit slick then carbonation really kicks in. Good, not great.

Serving type: bottle

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Bottle poured to a tulip glass.

A - Hazy straw yellow. Thin white head that quickly fades to a thin ring at the glass edge.

S - Complex and very inviting. Funky barnyard Bretty aroma up front, but not overpowering. Grapefruit and lemon peel. Low grainy malt aroma. No hops to speak of.

T - Bretty and fruity. Moderate funk with plenty of citrus peel flavor. Grainy pils malt and some hints of bread crust. Moderate hop bitterness balances the crisp malt. Tart and refreshing.

M - Crisp and dry. High carbonation gives a prickly, mouthfilling sensation. No noticeable alcohol. Very refreshing.

O - An excellent "base" saison, made all the better by the Bretty overtones. Will seek this one out more often.

Serving type: bottle

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3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Smell is mostly citrus fruit and lemon zest with some hints of spice.

Taste is crisp lemon and grapefruit up front with some clove-like spice on the back end. Slightly sweet and very refreshing.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp with high carbonation that creates a feel of white wine.

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Sofie from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,954 ratings.