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RATINGS: 1321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Newk (299) - - DEC 23, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2012 had this from tap and poured into a snifter. Clear gold color with a small head that doesn’t 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
22oz bottle -

What else can be said about Goose Island that already hasn’t been said. World class brewers. Sofie makes its way into today’s rotation and what a beautiful beer, I don’t 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 it’s so easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (3425) - Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle. Cloudy pale yellow pour with a white head. Aromas of citrus and spice. Well balanced, light and refreshing with lots of spice notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Pours a slightly cloudy, pale golden yellow color with a 1.5 finger white head that quickly fades into a thin ring. Minimal lacing. Slightly earthy aroma with hints of sweet fruit, earthy funk and alcohol. The estery fruit notes counter the funky yeast with hints of apple, pear and grape. I’m also picking up notes of grass, bread and peppery spice. Crisp medium body with soft carbonation, earthy funk, sweet light fruit, zesty spice and alcohol. Up front there is a strong fruit presence with hints of apple and pear followed by some musty/earthy notes of grass and straw before finishing with slightly dry with more sweet alcohol flavor. A nice amount of zesty spice and bready yeast add another dimension and fullness to the palate. Very nice balance of flavors going on here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2011
12oz bottle 9/02/2011 pours pale hazy gold with 1 finger of dense, white creamy head, some visible streams of effervescence, nice lacing. Aroma is has a pleasant tartness, lemon and orange peel, peppery yeast, french oak, honey, pretty funky and bretty overall. Taste is reminiscent of Orval with funky barnyard hay, pepper, and sour bitter lemon, finishes with orange peel, wheat, and more tartness. Body is medium, sticky, highly carbonated and thus frothy, finishes dry as a bone with lingering spice. Overall, my favorite from Goose Island. I am a big brett fan and the fact that GI is still brewing good stuff after the AB InBev buyout is reassuring. Not to mention a great price point on a wild yeast beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2627) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2011
Bomber, 2010. Clear pale golden with a white head. Fresh, spice, pepper, chardonnay, yeast. high carbonation, below average body, mild sweet, some lemon and chardonnay at the end, bit of booze, very light and fresh. Leaves a sweet taste on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Bottle @ home. 2010 vintage. Cloudy, golden yellow appearance with a big, fluffy, white head. Lightly vinous, Belgian yeasty, mild barnyard, mildly funky, pale malty, mild citrusy aroma. Mildly tart, lemon/orange citrusy, slightly funky, mild barnyard, slightly vinous, Belgian golden ale flavor. Tangy, mildly tart, lemon citrusy aftertaste. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (3181) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Refrigerated bottle poured into a trappist glass. Pours clear bright yellow (almost like mountain dew) with small bright white head. Little light lacing, thin body, watery texture, and medium carbonation. Aroma is light citrus and taste light tart citrus malt, hint of yeast, and light hint of pepper. Not as yeasty as many saisons and much thiner body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Macegan75 (817) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Pours a cloudy pale yellow with white head, funky nose with slight citrus, first sip is disappointing kind of bland oak dominates, slight bitterness at finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (6379) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2011
This poured a cloudy darker yellow color with a white head. Aroma was grassy, light barn, yeast, and some citrus fruit. Flavor was very lightly tart, somewhat spicey, light funk, and lemony. Pretty good saison.

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