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Aged Sofie?

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by greg357, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. greg357

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    Well, liquor store shelf aged... Just wondering, should I stay away from the 2011 Goose Island Sofie I found on the shelf at my local bottle shop? Obviously, it wasn't stored under even close to ideal conditions, but it's still a year of aging. I'm just looking for a decent saison for the holidays, and if the positives outweigh the negatives I'll try the 2011, otherwise I'll grab a 2012. The store even had some current BCBS available! Any help on this will be appreciated.
    TIA,
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  2. gpawned

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    If it hasn't been sitting in direct sunlight, a little age on Sofie shouldn't hurt it much.
     
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  3. bayareahustla

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    Drink up my dude.
     
  4. FeDUBBELFIST

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    I strongly prefer one year on Sofie to fresh. If both vintages were sitting next to each other on the shelf, I'd choose the older bottle every time.
     
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    Wrong section.

    When does it starting going downhill?
     
  6. BleepBloopBlap

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    Love this one aged - gets a little more tartness to it.
     
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    I had a 2011 Sofie about a month ago and thought it was fantastic.

    My daughter's name is Sofie and I was considering finding some older bottles, but I didn't know how well they hold up.
     
  8. duels

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    I had a 2010 Sofie earlier this year that was absolutely outstanding. Not sure where it starts to fall off, but 2 years did wonderful things.
     
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    Aged Sofie........................................................................................................................is delicious!
     
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    Picks up just a touch of funk after a couple years. I still have a 2010 hidden in the depths of my basement that I'm looking forward to cracking in a few years.
     
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    I have 2 2011 Sofies from their recall, which is the only reason they're still in the bottles and not in my belly. Hoping a little age might help...?
     
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    We had a 2010 recently and it was amazing! It ages really well. If I could find more I would grab and store them.
     
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    2009 Sofie didn't hold up, but my suspicion lay with the screw cap. 2010 held up fantastically, thank god they switched to pry off.
     
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    They're great with a few years, definitely worth picking up older bottles.
     
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