arkurzynski (2244) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy straw gold with plenty of white head. Wonderful aroma of tart citrus, peach/mango/pear, light pinot, vanilla, mild funk, and yeast. Fresh citrus flavor, white wine, and peach. Nice dry finish with lingering tart citrus. Springy carbonation. Clean.
vandemonian (32) - USA - JAN 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sour spicy aroma. Similar flavour with some extra lemon sour at the end. Yum yum.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at ckbb. Golden straw pour with slight haze and a monstrous white head. Grassy herbal lemon, wheaty straw, lead to crisp doughy bread and the slightest brett hint. Medium body with ample caressing carbonation, finishing dry.
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours hazy yellow. Citrus and pinneapple aroma. Flavor is pinneapple, citrus, spicy with hints of corrainder. Some tart flavors as well. An excellent tasting beer
Blairgus (4121) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
30 dec 2011, bottle. Pale yellow, slightly hazy, steady bubbles. Faintly tart, faintly cobwebby farmyard ale. Thin body and a bit fizzy. Very light and refreshing. A tally a quite refreshing beer. Iíd say it is more of a saigon, though it has some faint tart notes and is probably fuzzier than a Saison.
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2013 A - pours very light deep yellow with fluffy light head. S - Aromas of bready yeasts, apples, and pineapple. M - very light great palate. lively bubbles with a nice dry feel. T - light bready yeasts on the nose. Subtle hints of apples and citrus fruits; pineapple and lemon. Tangy with a ligh pepper hint. O - A fantastic beer. Very subtle, yet complex. My favorite belgian saison. Something I will always have on hand. 8
orourke (17) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Delicious, yeasty, dry, crisp, sparkly. Thick white head that dissipates with abundant lace. Refreshing with a good alcohol content. Cloudy golden appearance. Much carbonation. Just like the description: "A subtle, spicy white pepper note, a hint of citrus from the orange peel and a creamy vanilla finish".
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 2/19/2010. Golden pour, highly carbonated. Thick lasting white head. Floaters. Nice spicy, barnyard aroma, pears and hints of baked bread. Light, dry and peppery. Refreshing.
Newk (299) - - DEC 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2012 had this from tap and poured into a snifter. Clear gold color with a small head that doesnít last all too long.
Very aromatic with a good amount of citrus aromas and spices with some florals.
medium/full bodied with a very smooth feel. Polished with a touch of funk along with citrus flavors and spices.
this is a 2011 bottle. Should develop more funky aromas and flavors with more age, but the citrus base of it right now is very nice.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle -
What else can be said about Goose Island that already hasnít been said. World class brewers. Sofie makes its way into todayís rotation and what a beautiful beer, I donít care what the season is. From a really plain looking label comes a clear, bananan-yellow colored beer with a bright white fluffy head, that looked like it could support something. Aroma is just sooo incredibly refreshing. Tons of zesty lemon, yeast, light funk, leathery and some orange juice to it too. Flavor is so incredibly sharp and crisp. Lemony, peppery, yeasty/bready...lots of honey-like floral flavor mixed with some Bosc pear. Stunning beer and itís so easy to drink.