Sofie | Goose Island Beer Co.

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

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Had this beer on-tap at Closed For Business, poured into a tulip glass. Had a straw color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Average lacing.

S: An interesting aroma of light fruit, yeast, and malt.

T: Like the aroma, I wasn't expecting what I got from the flavor. Lots of fruit - citrus, tropical fruit - along with some malt, the barnyard funk, and a bit of yeast. Not your typical saison flavor, but very tasty nonetheless.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A pretty appealing take on the saison style. If you're a purist I'd stay away. Everyone else, enjoy. Drinkable.

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A review that has been sitting on my phone for a little while...

A - Pours a hazy pale straw colour, thumb of head with solid retention, and some sporadic lacing.

S - Nose is dominated by soapy citrus, thrills gum, dish detergent, musty notes and grassy hops.

T - Flavour is fantastic, unique sweetness with hints of mango, mandarins, grapefruit and citrus rind. Wheat and grassy notes linger alongside a citrus bitterness and sweet yeast notes.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dryness.

O - A tasty brew, loads of flavour, unique and delicious. The nose was deceiving and I wound up really enjoying this one. Well worth a try and a brew I plan to pick more up of.

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Sofie from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 4,574 ratings