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Aged Sofie?

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by greg357, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. greg357

    greg357 Aficionado (110) Wisconsin Jun 18, 2010

    Well, liquor store shelf aged... Just wondering, should I stay away from the 2011 Goose Island Sofie I found on the shelf at my local bottle shop? Obviously, it wasn't stored under even close to ideal conditions, but it's still a year of aging. I'm just looking for a decent saison for the holidays, and if the positives outweigh the negatives I'll try the 2011, otherwise I'll grab a 2012. The store even had some current BCBS available! Any help on this will be appreciated.
  2. gpawned

    gpawned Advocate (525) Illinois Jun 5, 2012 Beer Trader

    If it hasn't been sitting in direct sunlight, a little age on Sofie shouldn't hurt it much.
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  3. bayareahustla

    bayareahustla Savant (375) California Jul 13, 2012 Beer Trader

    Drink up my dude.
  4. I strongly prefer one year on Sofie to fresh. If both vintages were sitting next to each other on the shelf, I'd choose the older bottle every time.
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  5. brewbetter

    brewbetter Savant (420) Nauru Jun 2, 2012

    Wrong section.

    When does it starting going downhill?
  6. Love this one aged - gets a little more tartness to it.
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  7. joshrosborne

    joshrosborne Savant (300) Michigan Jun 14, 2010

    I had a 2011 Sofie about a month ago and thought it was fantastic.

    My daughter's name is Sofie and I was considering finding some older bottles, but I didn't know how well they hold up.
  8. duels

    duels Aficionado (165) Indiana Jul 17, 2010

    I had a 2010 Sofie earlier this year that was absolutely outstanding. Not sure where it starts to fall off, but 2 years did wonderful things.
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  9. match1112

    match1112 Champion (750) Illinois Mar 2, 2011

    Aged Sofie........................................................................................................................is delicious!
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  10. Picks up just a touch of funk after a couple years. I still have a 2010 hidden in the depths of my basement that I'm looking forward to cracking in a few years.
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  11. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Poobah (1,030) Kentucky Mar 3, 2011 Beer Trader

    I have 2 2011 Sofies from their recall, which is the only reason they're still in the bottles and not in my belly. Hoping a little age might help...?
  12. We had a 2010 recently and it was amazing! It ages really well. If I could find more I would grab and store them.
  13. dbol

    dbol Savant (270) California Aug 19, 2007

    2009 Sofie didn't hold up, but my suspicion lay with the screw cap. 2010 held up fantastically, thank god they switched to pry off.
  14. allouez86

    allouez86 Savant (405) Wisconsin Jan 24, 2009

    They're great with a few years, definitely worth picking up older bottles.