Sofie | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
4.09/5
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4,556 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:
#2,232
Reviews:
1,119
Ratings:
4,556
pDev:
10.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Trade:
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22oz – Bottled 06/11/2012 – Tasted 05/26/2013

A – Pale bright yellow pour. Straw like in hue. Bright white 1/2" head forms. Hazy throughout and lacing is spotty, but nice overall.

S – Lemon, yeasty, bright and intriguing. Lemongrass and banana abound, some clove spiciness here as well.

T – Big banana first, leading to a bright and BITTER lemony body. Finishes with a light anise and pepper spiciness.

M – Airy and light, though it does have a good body to it. Finish is long and lingering, quite nice.

O – Great beer here. Big notes of banana and tart lemon. Great summer sipper. Gets better over time, nicely yeasty, very very well balanced, albeit tart.

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Sofie from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 4,556 ratings