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Sofie - Goose Island Beer Co.

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92
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3,326 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,326
Reviews: 902
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 142
Gots: 504 | 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: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into St. Feuillien oversized wine glass.

A - Pours a hazy yellow straw color with two fingers of fluffy/airy white head. Lots of visible carbonation and effervescence.

S - The aroma is dry and tart, with notes of citrus and apple.

T - The citrus is very upfront with this, mainly orange and lemon with some dry tart apple. There is also an element of tangy yeast funkiness. There is also a distinct sparkling apple cider aspect to this. It's dry and crisp with an interesting assortment of flavors with the various citrus and funk notes.

M - Thin-to-moderate body with high carbonation. The carbonation on this is aggressive but not overpowering, and really pops on the tongue to bring out the flavors. The aftertaste does not linger for long, however.

O - This is my first of "The Sisters," and I have to say that I loved it. It hit all the right notes with me even though saisons aren't really my style. The wine barrel and orange peel really set it apart, I think.

ExaltedNecrosis, Jan 31, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bomber into a chalice.

A: light yellow, pale. light carbo action. thin head yields to a ring with minimal wispy lacing. mostly clear.

S: Light bread, pear, tart apple all combine into a nice smell. Chardonnay like notes.

T: Some mild milky funkiness, pear, tart apple, spicy bready notes. Chard-like notes in nose are present on quaff.

M: medium full, gentle finish with puckery edges and tart middle. nice carbo for creamy palate. Spritely. bitter citrus at ultimate finish. mildly drying.

O: Very nice. Other sisters are similar, but the wine barrel shines here to set the distinction.

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Sofie from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,326 ratings.