Sofie | Goose Island Beer Co.

SofieSofie
BA SCORE
88.5%
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4.09 w/ 4,502 ratings
SofieSofie
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:
#2,057
Reviews:
1,108
Ratings:
4,502
Liked:
3,985
Avg:
4.09/5
pDev:
10.02%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
259
Gots:
1,177
Trade:
23
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Ratings: 4,502 |  Reviews: 1,108
Photo of bluett
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TomT2
3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DarthVorador
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uzivra26
4.51/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FLima
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy golden orange color with a thick head with good retention.
Aroma with notes of peaches, candi sugar, some sourness funkiness and mild horse mantle.
Flavor with notes of lemon, ginger, white pepper, white wine, friendly funkiness, some barnyard notes, candi sugar, pear and oranges. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness and residual acidity.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
Very elegant Farmhouse ale with white wine notes and spices that increasingly gets funky as it warms up.

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Photo of tykechandler
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Holderness
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a a very slightly hazy yellow body with a small white head produced with aerated pour. Minimal retention and lacing, which is pretty surprising for the style. aromas are bright and fruity with strong notes of grape and apple. Some yeastiness and garden herbs. flavors are dry and bready. a little white wine-like character as well. well carbonated, medium- mouthfeel. Watery around the edges. Overall, a bit of a black sheep of saisons. not my favorite, kind of bland

71/100

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Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Straw yellow with a fingernail of eggshell white. The aroma is pale, yet slightly sweet Belgian malt. That same sweet Belgian malt is showcased in the flavor profile. The yeast offers a fruity pear to peach finish. The mouth is moderately carbonated, dry, and refreshing.

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Photo of brocktune
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sigerson
3.69/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very tart initially. Not getting all the flavor notes. It is tart. It is dry. No pepper or creamy vanilla finish. I'm an IPA guy, but I do enjoy the occasional saison. This is serviceable. Not bad. Not great. I would drink it again but there are other saisons I would look for first.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a creamy golden color, minimal head when poured from the tap. The nose has notes of wild flowers, and a wheat smell. The taste is a bit funky, and sour. This is in a good way. Fairly mellow and smooth. Decent body, with a nice mouthfeel. I can see why this beer is raved about. It is a top notch beer.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 15MAR17 into pint glass. Pours a hazy gold color with a nice off-white head. Initial impression is banana, clove, Belgian yeast, a hint of sourness, another hint of sweetness, citrus, and orange. Mouthfeel is light and carbonation is medium. Finish is sweet and citrusy. I'm not a fan of Belgians, so this wouldn't be one of my top choices.

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Photo of Kevin6234
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into 10oz. tulip. Has a yellow haze look with small white head. This was more yellow them I anticipated. Very yeasty with the smell. You'll get some fruit and citrus but mostly spice. I liked the carbonation, fairly mild. A very clean finish. All and all is a very good beer.

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

Photo of _nickg_
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lawlerj
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Look: Pale gold. Semi translucent.

Smell: Belgian yeast,mildly fruity. Balanced overall.

Taste: A bit tart, a bit sweet, a bit bready. Fruit throughout. Very nice.

Feel: Perhaps a touch thinner than I would like, but pleasantly carbonated.

Overall: Haven't had this one in a while, not quite as good as I remember, but still very delicious. Great for a summer evening.

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Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveCash
3.49/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tstromer
3.21/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bruno74200
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - Hazy peach colour, looks like a farmhouse cider, no head

S - Funky smell with brett, apricot, pineapple, apple, peppercorn, orange

T - Much simpler with pepper, orange, vanilla. Some sweetness, hints of tartness. Grain

M - Low carbonation

O - A nice summer ale. Definitely drinkable but not very complex

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Photo of Montanabeerz
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeoClassicist
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FrancisSmooth
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brendanjames
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Sofie from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 88.5% out of 100 with 4,502 ratings
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