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Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by trh70, Jul 17, 2013.
I like this beer a lot. Has any one had experiences aging this one?
It ages phenomenally the brett really kicks in and dries it out, which somehow increases the wine barrel flavor. One of my favorite shelf beers to age.
I only drink it with > 1 year on it, it gets nice and dry; great beer/value.
It's definitely a great one to age.
cool. i will pick up a case of it.
I've had Sofie out to two years with no degradation and lots of deliciousness. She starts getting a little excited around two years though, make sure to have a towel on hand. Not quite Juliet-level, but still. Goose's brett strain definitely starts doing something funny between 18 and 24 months.
Concur about drying out a bit.
The current batch available is from 2012. It has changed a bit, even on the shelf. Much drier, with more lemon pop. I am enjoying it from the store much more than when it was fresh; also cellaring a bunch to age up to the 5 years on the bottle.
2012 was my first time trying this.
There's 2013 on the shelves. The larger format 2013 bottles are in a 765ml bottle (you read that right). Still in four packs too but I haven't seen any around here yet.
Where in FL can I find bottles of Sofie? I've only seen it on tap around here.
total wine in naples has what i have seen on the floor to be about 10 cases.
Wow Sarasota TW sucks compared to others. Looks like I'll be headed to Ft Meyers Sunday. Website shows they have some (although I know not always up to date), but shows some other stuff I'm interested in anyways. Hope they actually have the Sofie, that would be nice. Naples is a little further than I want to drive for beer.
tell ya what, I will stop in on Sat. to see if they have any left. I will let ya know. I was in there last sat. and they had several cases.
Fort myers or Naples?
the one in naples. its right down the street from me. i have not been to the one in fort myers in over a year. not sure what they have these days.
Just bought 6 bottles. They have 3.5 cases on the floor.
Admittedly I'm a long way from Florida...but if you don't happen to find it near you, I happen to know that the liquor store where I work has a bunch in the basement still. I'd be happy to send you a couple...it's a pretty great beer, it deserves to be shared!
I appreciate that a lot. But I think I'll make the hour or so drive south to ft Meyers TW to snag a few later this afternoon. I'm getting low on my beer supply anyways. Only 2 raging bitches(3 if you count my fiance j/k) and a cucumber Saison left.
A year or so ago, GI pulled a batch of Sofie saying it was off. I had a couple bottles and did a side by side with a "real" Sofie with one of them, and cellared the other. I noticed the recalled bottle was dryer and less carbonated and was also more tart. I tried the second bottle a year later and the carbonation seemed to pick up a little while still being dry and more tart than standard Sofie. I almost think I preferred the recalled version over the regular version, and even moreso a year later. I don't know why I'm telling you this, it seemed appropriate somehow.
I had the recalled version about a month ago. It was awesome. Definitely better than the normal version.
sofie is completely awesome with 1 yr+ on it.
doing a 3 yr vert soon. will report findings
I love aging this beer. I have some 2010s that have gotten significantly more tart than when fresh. Delicious..
I have a > 2 year one I expect to open next month...
The 750 for $7.99 is one of the best bang for bucks out there right now, IMO.
I've had a couple of aged Sofies. One had turned and was one of the worst beers I've had. One was quite delicious. I wouldn't age more than 2 years.