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:
4,491
Reviews:
1,104
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
254
Gots:
1,169
For Trade:
23
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Ratings: 4,491 |  Reviews: 1,104
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

Photo of brother_rebus
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.38/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A great introduction into the style for people who are just getting into Belgians. Overall a diminished showcase of what a great saison could be, but not dissatisfying

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Photo of cyber_phoenix
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hreb
3.69/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

765mL bottled on 03aug16. Served in a curved glass. Aroma is slightly tart and fruity, suggesting green apple. Flavor combines sourness with lemon / citrus and a considerable amount of sugary (neutral) sweetness. I find the result a little bit more tart than I'd like, and exceedingly clean. But combined with the sharpness of the carbonation, the result is a refreshing brew that demands to be sipped like champagne.

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Photo of Krusader
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GormBrewhouse
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear with a slight yellow tint. Very little scent, clean taste herbal and light spice, very clean finish . Refreshing and a medium mouth feel. A very nice beer.

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Photo of moundbz
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of weazle1334
3.41/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bret717
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of muchos
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Atg1095
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Clear yellow-light gold in colorbwith plenty of carbonation and a half finger of fizzy head. Aromanis of citrus and malt. Taste is orange, malt and a bit of barnyard funk. Clean semi-sweet finish with a bit of malt and tangy orange.

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Photo of harleyfriesen
3.42/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

I am normally not a big Saison fan, however, this beer has been on my radar for a while. First smell was clear citrus, fruit, and yeast. The second smell I was able to pick up more specific aromas such as banana and peppery flavors. First taste was very similar to champagne. Carbonated but very smooth on the palate. The taste was sour and citrusy. Aftertaste of earthy flavors. Great beer to drink for a slow sipping event.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$ 10.59 (Including tax)/four pack ($ 0.221/oz) at Riverside Liquors, Grand Rapids, MI.
Bottled 14 Jun 16. Stored at 55 degrees, served at 55 degrees into a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – fruity/yeasty.
Head large (Maximum 4.8 cm, careful pour), white, fizzy, gone before I could focus the camera, leaving a few scattered bubbles around the glass and some tiny islands from the effervescence.
Lacing – none.
Body – light yellow, clear, lightly effervescent.
Flavor – lightly fruity, some yeast. A little hop bitterness. No malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – light, watery, lively carbonation.

First time I had this it was $ 8/12 oz bottle in a restaurant. I had four. It was another year before I found it in a beer store. An excellent beer at $ 0.221/oz, still pretty tasty at $ 0.667/oz.
Note: I want to see head and lacing on my beer. Lack thereof means lack of appearance points.

Appearance 3, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4, Overall 4.

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Sofie from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.1 out of 5 based on 4,491 ratings.
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