Sofie | Goose Island Beer Co.

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4.09/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-29-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,414
Reviews:
1,127
Ratings:
4,598
pDev:
10.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
266
Gots:
1,211
Trade:
23
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Ratings: 4,598 |  Reviews: 1,127
Photo of ClintGoodman
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Spaten454
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenlee
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Agent-86
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GratefulFC
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours with low carbonation and no head. Smell is non-existent with only a slight orange and banana. Taste is great. Fruity, Orange, Banana, all up front. Very small hint of peppercorns. Finishes crisp and dry. Overall good.

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Photo of Calabash
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lastconfederate2
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Odd, but delicious. A very rustic, wild saison.

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Photo of mchegash
3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roy1586
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of R_Kole
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npdevil27
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BennyProfane
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trickynicky
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chilmer
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Quafftastic
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurzman
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mblack62
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vincechan
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck89
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the source. Slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Citrus zest aroma, mainly lemons and oranges. Peppercorns also. A sweet funk that was almost pear-like. The taste followed. Slightly tart fruity and sweet. Nice peppery notes. Clean and dry finish. Easy to drink.

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Photo of csmrx7
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dataslal
3.42/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EchtBier
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L hazy yellow, white head, good carb
S yeasty, white wine
T sour, orange, pepper
F light, crisp, tart

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Sofie from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 4,598 ratings