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: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours light yellow with medium sized but quickly receding head. Smells sour with hints of orange and lemon peel. Spicy funky belgian yeast aroma to go along. Nice Belgian funk flavor with a bit of citrus, lemon peel, very very light grapefruits. Slight effervescence and light mouthfeel. Easy drinker that could go down all day.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chillin in the cut at some hipster joint called Hopscotch in Downtown Fullerton, CA.

Ordered this thang cuz they were out of Timmermans Gouze. (That's two days in a row dat a place been out of da Gouze and Raul don't like it.) Anyway, I sipped this thang n that was about it. Raul didn't savor it, Raul wasn't brought to a magical place with rainbows n was just aite.
Smooth, not supple. Flavorful, but not robust...

In the end, Raul says aiiiite. But 'aite' don't win marathons.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a Ommegang chalice glass.

Appearance- A hazy pulpy lemonade color with 3 fingers of cloudy frothy like head that slowly dissipates leaving spotty lacing down the glass.

Smell- Lemon and lemon grass are the strongest scents. A little funky citrus as a backbone to the lemon.

Taste- I get a funky pulpy citrus flavor with some malt grain and a sour hop finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium body with a clean and crisp finish.

Overall- An interesting flavored refreshing saison.

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

Enjoyed this beer on tap at Old Line Bistro in Greenbelt, MD out of an 8 oz pint glass.

A: Pours an slightly cloudy yellow hue with a minimal head that very quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Fruity and spicy aromas with some hints of citrus and Belgian yeast.

T: Fruit character up front – mostly apples, pears, and maybe some melon. Finishes a little spicy with a great aftertaste.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Excellent Brew – Goose Island never really disappoints. I wound up drinking two of these they were so good.

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