Sofie | Goose Island Beer Co.

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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
Ratings:
4,483
Reviews:
1,099
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
251
Gots:
1,164
For Trade:
23
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Photo of Tstromer
3.21/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bruno74200
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
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 +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeoClassicist
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FrancisSmooth
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brendanjames
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HipCzech
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: 12 oz bottle ("07APR16"), poured into a Spiegelau beer tulip.

Appearance: Hazy, pale golden yellow with a lush, frothy head of white foam and spotty lace.

Smell: Tart fruit (green apples), citrus, slight straw and funk, earth and spicy yeast.

Taste: Crisp and tart with citrus (lemon, orange), grass, slight honey sweetness, vinous notes and a bit of funk with a dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with lively carbonation.

Overall: Clean and refreshing; pleasant fruit and wine notes with a hint of funk.

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Photo of Foley67
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sokol_1993
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.46/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of yeast, light spices. Taste is yeast, funky, lemons, a bit sour, somewhat dry at the finish. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall, not bad, but I was expecting much more.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akopczyk
4.54/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of neurobate
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joshautry
2.08/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Gregf51
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of NorCalBeer
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UPMD_Bill
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks pale golden with some haze and a decent head.
Smell is slight citrus with a good amount of yeast funk. Taste is a little tangy. Feels light and nicely carbonated - worked well for me after a hot day. Had lots of character without feeling heavy.

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Photo of Griphon
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KAP1356
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbehlar
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dd53grif
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Sofie from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.1 out of 5 based on 4,483 ratings.
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