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Sofie - Goose Island Beer Co.

Sofie

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Overall: 8.58/10 by 2 dudes

Standard Deviation: 0.06 or 0.7%

Trend: 8.58/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: Saison

ABV: 6.50%

IBU: 25

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 100%

310 beers rated with a 8.28 average
  • 8.64/10 have another
  • A: 9.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • sDev: 0.70% Color: Pale Gold
  • Pours a cloudy deep yellow with a nice thick heavy head.

    The Aroma is rich in citrus and spice with a hint of yeast and white grapes.

    Taste is similar to the aroma with lots of citrus, spice, yeast and a dry white grape feel on the tongue.

    Overall and very enjoyable well balanced beer. Goose Island has another winner!
  • Reviewed: Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 23:27:15
  • Tasted: Thursday, May 12, 2011
  • $6.99 for 22 oz. bottle
1,182 beers rated with a 7.80 average
  • 8.52/10 have another
  • A: 7.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 9.0 | O: 9.0
  • sDev: 0.70% Color: Pale Gold
  • Pours clear with ample, white, meringue, stiff foam on top. Retention is well above average while lacing was sticky and dry up front.

    Aroma is rather light. A touch of tart, sweet, juicy fruits, and spice. I like the aroma, just would like a bit more of it.

    Taste follows the nose to a 't.' Light flavors of juicy fruits, slight funk, spice, and sweet.

    Light body with a medium amount of carbonation that tingles the lips and stays on the back of the tongue.

    A solid beer all around but would have liked a bit more aroma, which would help the taste pop more also. Otherwise it is crisp and refreshing with just enough tart to know about it. Enjoy!
  • Reviewed: Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 11:19:33
  • Tasted: Sunday, April 24, 2011
  • $6.99 for 22 oz. bottle
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Beer Notes
  • Fermented with wild yeasts and aged in wine barrels with orange peel, Sofie is a tart, dry, sparkling ale. A subtle, spicy white pepper note, a hint of citrus from the orange peel and a creamy vanilla finish make Sofie an intriguing choice for Champagne drinkers and beer drinkers who are fond of Belgian Saisons.
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  • $6.99, 2 serving(s), 22 oz. bottles
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