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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 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2012 12oz bottle, thanks to Knapp85 for hitting this want! Into a Mikkeller wine glass.

Really light golden colour, bright white head on top with some faint lacing from the leftovers of the miniscule in size bubbles. Slightly hazy appearance.

Smells of lemon and orange peel along with pepper and a little bit of faint spice, maybe coriander, but certainly lacking the strength of power of coriander. Interesting little influence from the wine barrel, some depth to the chardonnay aroma.

Follows on very much from the smell, only with the barrel influence being milder. Lemon is prominent along with the orange and just a little bit of spice. Not in your face, but executed well.

Lower carbonation and the fact that the carbonation is really tiny bubbles makes this very drinkable and lightens the body. Well rounded finish, not dry.

Well done beer. Not a million things going on, but complex enough and very satisfying.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Serving Type: Bottle

A: Pale gold,thick, full, and white head. The head sticks around and, though cloudy, carbonation is visible and steady.

S: Lemon, orange, grass

T: A bit of citrus fruits and lemon, bread and slight peach up front

M: Crisp, Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Very enjoyable, reminiscent of a saisons style beer.. great stuff, shaping up to be one of my favorites, an all around excellent beer!

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Sofie from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 4,536 ratings
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