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RATINGS: 1336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frudel (109) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2017
Clear Golden/orangish color with a decent head retention. A lot of effervescence inside the liquid. It smells like barnyard, tart wheat, orange. Sparkling bubbles on the tongue, light to medium acidity, pretty dry, the bretts ate every sugars they could, light bitterness, lemon. Very good farmhouse saison, not too much barnyard and leather side its more subtle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (1063) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2017
Having fumbled the ball with the Urban Wheat debacle, Goose Island come back strongly with this. 330 ml bottle served cold in a small chalice. Satsumas and wheat aroma. Beautiful golden body, but the head fades quickly. However, this is about the flavours. Orange cream, spicy bananas, hard cheese, long spicy citrus finish. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikkopen (1083) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2017
765 ml bottle. Hazy pale yellow colour, white head. Aroma of citrus, tart apples, malt and spices. The flavour is fruity, slightly sweet, with citrus, spices and notes of white wine. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1520) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Type: 16-oz. draft Glass: Goose Island chalice From: Goose Island Pub at Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Price: $8.00 Purchased: Dec. 14, 2016 Consumed: Dec. 14, 2016 Reviewed as: Saison / Farmhouse Ale Misc.: N/A Was staying at the Hard Rock for a work trip and had planned on heading to the Goose Island Pub once I saw that BCBS was on tap. The plan was to review Sofie and Matilda, and have a BCBS. However, once I got there I was told that they ran out of BCBS in the last hour. Bummer. Still wanted to try both beers and was actually surprised that I had not yet. Poured a straw-gold yellow clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of frothy white head when I got it. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Good spotty lacing. Outstanding retention. (Sight - 4.00) Smelled rather boozy up front. Settled in and got lemon, coriander peel, citrus zest, white wine (could not pick out which type) barrels, grassy notes, lingering peppery spices and dry apricot. (Smell - 3.75) Taste was much better, getting lemon juice, bitter coriander peel, hints of boozy oaky white wine, but not overwhelming, grassy nots, some tartness, a touch of banana and still that dry apricot. (Taste - 4.25) Light body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Dry, citrusy finish. (Feel - 4.00) This was a really good beer. Better than I thought I would be. (Overall - 4.00) 4.04 90 A-

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (4395) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2016
Bottle bought in San Francisco. Pours golden with fast-settling head and a very faint haze. Aromas of lemony funk with hints of pineapple and melon. Body is lightly lemony-tart, dry-sweet and dry-grassy bitter, more Bretty farmyard, complex yet clean, almost *too* distinctively Farmhouse, but very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayaron (1545) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer&Beyond, Tel Aviv. Hazy yellow with white head. The aroma has lots of flowers, yeasty and perfumed with some funk, spicy. Sourish and bitterish flavor, spicy with lots of flowers, perfumed, citrus, white wine, dry. Medium to full-bodied. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Allboutdatbeer (1) - Kentucky, USA - DEC 6, 2016 does not count
Over all, a very satisfactory beer. Isnt too strong in the alcohol content, allowing more servings to be enjoyed when dining or out within a social atmosphere. Has a nice fruity, sweet like taste and a smooth intake that is astounding. Definitely recommend this one for anyone who wants to take their beverage up a few notches.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerMuse10 (53) - SPAIN - DEC 5, 2016
La ms fina entre las Saisons que he probado. Casi ms un champagne que otra cosa. Una table beer en toda regla

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (445) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Slightly hazy golden pour with thin cap of white. Aroma hints of lemon, slight funk and maybe a touch of candi sugar. Flavor is similar with some light sour notes of citrus, and a decent malt sweetness. Nothing about this beer is overly dominant. Very tasty and very balanced with a slightly tart finish. One of the best Ive tried for the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baldie (11) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2016
Smooth aroma, very soft on the palate. The hops and the yeast were mild, fruity flavors and a flowery profile. Would definitely drink this again.


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