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RATINGS: 1162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KapitiCritique (367) - Xincheng, Henan Province, - JUL 12, 2012
sour, fruity nose; light yellow and murky, decent but thinnish head and lacing; sour and slightly bitter, a tad metallic, barely sweet, and certainly acidic; medium body, sticky texture, medium carbonation; very nice


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (900) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2015
A big 750mL bottle for my 9-double-dougnut rating... haven’t had one of these in a while, but seeing as GIBC was one of the very first craft beers I has when I moved to Chicago 21 years ago, this seemed a worthy beer to rate for the occasion. Pours a pale straw yellow, big white frothy head with decent retention and lacing. Nose is grassy, some mild funk, hints of white vinegar, chardonnay grapes, green apple. Mouth is light-medium bodied, lightly tart, creamy palate, bread dough, fresh cut hay, lemon grass, white pepper. Finishes with a subtle sweetness. Essentially almost everything about this one is subtle, which with all the extremism in the style you see from craft brewers lately, isn’t necessarily a bad thing. 900 bottles of beer on the wall, 900 bottles of beer... take ’em all down, buy me a new liver... 900 bottles of beer on the wall. ;-P

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilgrimoutlaw (826) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle pours gold, white head. Citrus, cloves, pepper, wheat, banana. Moderately bitter. A little sweet. Dry, crisp body.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pumpkin87 (79) - - MAR 24, 2015
Pours cloudy straw yellow with small white head. Aroma of yeast, peaches, lemon and grass with a bit of funk. On the palate, the citrus note shifts to orange, and the funk is very polite, even bringing flowers. The advertised vanilla is just a hint, and the white pepper is also restrained. It’s a nice medium body, with some effervescence, but "champagne" is a reach. An American take on a saison, this is a farmhouse surrounded by suburban tracts after the farm has been sold. But for the US, it’s a very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronaldtheriot (1423) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Goose Island Sofie has a medium, white head, a yellow-gold, quite bubbly appearance, with powdery sediment and minimal lacing. The aroma is of brettanomyces yeast, lemon, light wheat and barley, and sweetness. Taste is of the same elements, with noticeable, yet mild, bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Goose Island Sofie finishes champagne-like and drinkable. RJT

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
gregorymconway (205) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
765ml bottle, Sept 3, 2014 bottle date. Hazy yellowy-straw body with a thick foamy white head over-top with some visible effervescence and sediment as well. Wild yeast presents itself on the the nose, that funky barnyard type. However that is underneath some tart green apple skin, wheat, coriander, pear, white pepper, white flowers, some other flower-based aromas I can’t quite pick out are present. Not quite as carbonated as other champagne-style beers (see: deus brut des flanders), but it is quite carbonated nonetheless. Not getting too much vanilla on the finish, more of a super subtle butterscotch/ green grape finish with medium bitterness. Body is a little thin, quite sessionable for the style and easily could be put in a bucket of ice and enjoyed throughout a meal.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bebum (404) - - MAR 14, 2015
Light citrine color, cloudy, tall and persistent very white head. Fizzy, careful opening the bottle. Pretty nose, floral but also amoniacal. Light body, moderate flavor, palate cleaning mouthfeel, catches you by surprize if you are not familiar with the style. Sour, dry, hardly any bitterness. Yeasty, citrusy only in the acidity. Not bad, if you care for the style. Probably occasionally a good starter for the night (about 4 oz), at best, but not my style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (908) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
La carbonatation est bonne pour le style, et il y a une belle présence d’agrumes et un peu d’épices. Mais, c’est un peu léger pour être une grande saison. Bonne, mais un peu faible. La finition est sec mais quand même il n’y a pas trop de fruit ni épices dans le goût.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (3793) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle from a friend (2011 bottle). Fruity and yeasty smell with some green apples. Similar taste. Fresh, a bit spritsy but also rounded of.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (646) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Pours a hazy, effervescent yellow with a foamy, long-lasting white head. Aroma is citrus and spice. Flavor is tart citrus and spice, with some creamy vanilla in the finish. Has a medium body feel. Very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stephane_Houle (171) - - MAR 2, 2015
Apparence: D?une couleur jaune paille partiellement opaque, elle est coiffée d?une bonne mousse d?une bonne durée. Excellente effervescence avec des bulles de taille moyenne. Arômes: Au nez, ce sont des arômes de malt frais avec des notes d’agrumes ( orange) Saveurs: En bouche, c’est un corps moyen. Au goût, c’est un goût de malt frais avec des notes d’agrumes (orange). Finale moyenne, avec beaucoup d’effervescence qui rappelle le champagne. Aucune amertume. Fiche technique Style: Saison Format: 765 ml Taux d?alcool : 6,5%


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