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Sofie - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,049 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,049
Reviews: 888
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 129
Gots: 412 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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a0lbudman

Alabama

4.59/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle dated July 18,2013
A-straw couldy color with a white foam that goes slowly
S-citus, hay, and wine
T-grapefruit, orange taste with a little wine aftertaste, and a some spice at the end along with a dry finish
M-a smooth carbonation feel
O-outstanding beer that has you liking the differant things you feel and taste.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 23:40:18 | More by a0lbudman
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Florida

5/5  rDev +22%

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Florida

5/5  rDev +22%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

10-13-2013 13:55:59 | More by dannyhead
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damienblack

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-12-2013 01:36:30 | More by damienblack
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Birdsall

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22%

10-11-2013 20:32:31 | More by Birdsall
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jiffymon

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

10-11-2013 19:46:37 | More by jiffymon
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

10-11-2013 04:00:48 | More by jegross2
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npala86

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

10-10-2013 19:40:09 | More by npala86
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Ajlvt

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-10-2013 13:38:44 | More by Ajlvt
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jeff1973

California

4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a New Belgium globe glass. Bottled 4/12/13, so 6 mos old. Bought at Whole Foods Newport Beach CA for $8.99.

A - Cloudy light straw color. Frothy white head leaves good lacing.

S - Orange peel, lemon, pear, mustiness. Very vibrant.

T - Pear, orange, band-aid, white grapes. A lot going on, but everything blends harmoniously. A light peppery finish. Although a little sweet upfront, dries out nicely on the finish.

M - Light and refreshing. Carbonation is soft and lends to a smooth, refreshing drink.

O - Lots of flavor, not too sweet, light and easy-drinking. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 01:27:41 | More by jeff1973
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Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -45.1%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on draft at beer study in chapel hill. snifter.

pours a bright yellow with almost no head. the smell is tart , lemon, and funky. crisp nose. the taste is much more funky than I imagined, its even tart. very impressive. medium bodied, mild carbonation.

overall very good...extremely recommended!

Serving type: on-tap

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Illinois

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Texas

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oberon

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Jake's Billiards.Poured into a goblet a slight hazed lemon/strw color with a bone white head.Aromas are yeasty but not overly phenolic with a burst of citrusy lemon.Flavors of light spiced phenols and mild dough,lemon brings bright and even sharpness in the finish.The phenols are kept in check pretty well and the citrus flavors are nice if a bit sharp in the finish,not bad.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2013 16:13:04 | More by oberon
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ncelauro

New York

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California

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1000lbgrizzly

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pale straw color, very cloudy, initial streams of bubbles numerous and apparent, later need the correct lighting to see. Off-white head appears soapy and leave good, if not terribly-long lasting lacing.

S: Wow is that crisp. Hard to put a finger on it, a well-balanced combination of tart fruits, yeast, and spice. A monster of a summer refresher that might make you pucker.

T: Those incredibly aromatic Belgians yeasts also result in big yet delicate flavors. Tart grapefruit and lemon, a touch of funky yeast, and some kind of spices that are both subtle but potent. Finish is of blood oranges. Refreshing doesn't have to mean strictly fruity and meek.

M: Strongly carbonated means definitely not smooth, but definitely crisp. Carbonation might fill up your belly temporarily, but the burps will add a whole new dimension of satisfaction.

O: One of the most colorful saisons I've ever had. Unapologetic in its tartness and spiciness, while still being extremely enjoyable and refreshing so long as your character is enough to match its. I would gladly pay the premium for one of these after cutting the grass under the sun, or after doing nothing at all.

Serving type: bottle

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Pennsylvania

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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Sofie from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,049 ratings.