Sofie La Mure
Goose Island Beer Co.

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From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #546
ABV:
7%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,619
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 6.96%
Ratings:
10
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 06, 2021
Added:
Nov 28, 2018
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  1
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: Regular Sofie using blackberries instead of oranges.
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3.64 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Dec 06, 2021
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4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by FBarber from Illinois

Best by May 28, 2024, so about 2 - 2.5 years old at this point.

Pours a cloudy, completely opaque burnt orange color. Very thin, fizzy white head forms on the beer for a moment before fizzing out and disappearing.

Aroma has notes of tart acidity, lemon rind, lemon and citrus with a lighter tart berry note. Interspersed in with that citrus acidic tartness is a pronounced barnyard funk. Brett, wet horse blanket, and wet hay all come through. The nose on this has me expecting a very acidic, sour beer ...

... and while its acidic, the flavor profile is no where near as acidic as I expected. There are notes of brett funk, and some wet horse blanket like notes up front but there are also notes of grain, blackberries, tart lemon, lemon rind, white pepper corns, and a slight herbaliness on the back end. Its funky, tart, and spicy, but in a very restrained and even handed manner across the board.

Feel is light, crisp, and sort of bright or lively. Carbonation follows with a lovely brightness to it. Pretty dry through the middle and into the finish.

I will always have a soft spot for Sofie and this is a really nice variant. Well worth drinking if presented the opportunity for fans of the style.

Aug 24, 2021
 
3.52 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Apr 23, 2020
 
3.61 by WesMantooth from Ohio on Feb 18, 2020
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3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by mwilbur from Minnesota

Poured from 22 oz bottle into cervoise. Best by 28 May 24 (5 years).
A: Pours a clear golden yellow with 1 inch finely-bubbled white head that fairly quickly recedes to a thin skim.
S: A burst of brett funk, white pepper, earthy minerals, and blackberries.
T: Blackberries with an odd red wine note, white pepper, brett funk also comes across different here, and the earthy minerals are more bitter and astringent here. Hmmm...not as good as the aroma.
M: Light body. Moderately effervescent. Odd clash of bitter astringent mineral and soft berry sweetness with a subtle vinous note. Not well balanced.
D: Save your $10 and take a pass. I wanted to like this given how much I like the original Sofie. Just get regular Sofie.

Feb 17, 2020
 
3.94 by prototypic from Ohio on Oct 20, 2019
 
3.94 by mgundy32 from Wisconsin on Oct 13, 2019
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3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Sabtos from Ohio

This has a substantial yet delicate funk, bringing notes of hay and barnyard, with a light but firm froth in the medium-light body, accented by light but tart blackberry that's slightly herbal, finishing barely semi-dry.

Mar 21, 2019
 
4.42 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio on Feb 09, 2019
 
4.15 by Sparky44 from Illinois on Nov 28, 2018
Sofie La Mure from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 10 ratings