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: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemless wine glass

A - Hazy yellow body beneath a thick white frothy head. Good bit of sediment in the glass. Nice lacing that sticks.

S - Funky and citrusy. Big aromas of saison yeast with hints of orange and lemon. A bit of malt coming forth and I appreciate that there isn't a huge waff of alcohol.

T&M - Mouthfeel is way too carbonated for my taste. This was one fizzy beer. Quite dry and bubbly that adds a bit of tartness. I taste the orange peel most prominently followed by the yeast funk which creates kind of a chamomile tea flavor. Tastes a bit too medicinal for my taste and I am not a fan of the chamomile flavor I'm picking up. Reminds me of Old Dominion's Spring Buck from years past. As the beer warms I get more of the oaky taste with the aftertaste being the white wine twang that you get when you sip a dry white.

O - the overcarbonation and chamomile really got to me in a bad way. I didn't necessarily dislike this beer but it wasn't as good as I expected. I appreciate the idea of the beer but didn't deliver for me.

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

Poured into a pint glass, a pale gold hazy color with a good sized white head. Better looking than most Saisons. Smell is fairly mild, mostly lemon zest and other citrus aromas. Not much in the way of funk.

Taste is strong, heavy on lemon zest and other citrus. Some good maltiness too. Once again light on the funk. Still very refreshing and tasty.

Mouthfeel is crisp and not too light. Very refreshing, could drink two or three of these.

Overall a very solid enjoyable beer, but missing the good blast of sourness/funk that characterizes the top Saisons.

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

A-cloudy pale yellow color with a frothy white head and good lacing

S-nice aroma of orange, lemon zest, yeast and hints of malt and some funk

T-lemon and orange, pepper and spices, light malt and some yeasty funk,but less than I expected

F-light to medium body with nice prickly carbonation, crisp

O-a solid farmhouse ale

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Sofie from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.1 out of 5 based on 4,460 ratings.
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