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Sofie - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 3,694
Reviews: 952
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 178
Gots: 699 | FT: 19
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-29-2009

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.
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765ml bottle poured into tulip 8/6/14 cheers Rutager for yet another old want

A slight haze in a bright yellow body, tiny bubbles popping up from everywhere moving around all the tiny particles, a big loose soapy head falls quickly leaving just a few random patches of lace

S way more white vinous notes then I'd expect from only 20% being barrel aged, slightly funky, faint bubblegum, lemon, orange, spice I can't place, ground cloves maybe? smells very strong and a little confusing, plenty going and a little hard to wrap my head around but I like it a lot

T a little wet wood, very fruity with just the right amount of funk, peppery, differs from the nose, more rind then fresh flesh, tastes great but the nose has a little something over it

M has some spritz to it, bubbles are almost prickly on the tongue and nearly turns to foam, light, dry, and slick after the fact

O interesting take on the style, the yeast works well with a interesting mix of vinous notes, spice, and fruit, I could smash this on a hot day

One of those beers that I'd want to try at different ages, hard to believe only a 1/5th of the liquid sent time in a barrel, plenty going on and I like all of it

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Sofie from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,694 ratings.