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RATINGS: 1367   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
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.

3.9
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.

3.4
pushkinwow (2793) - Ottawa, 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.

4
cubs (10636) - 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.

3
weihenweizen (3831) - 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.

3.7
Macegan75 (845) - 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.

3.6
Beerman6686 (6607) - 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.

3.7
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2011
Bottle @ party in LA. Blonde-yellow. Bright floral hop aroma is bony and resinous like mastic. Yum! Nice balance of sweet-tart. Dry and nuanced. Great carbonation level. Just when it could be too sweet, the hops rescue. Finishes with a candi kiss, after a journey of hoppy dryness. Quite a refined brew!

3.6
johnnnniee (4312) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle from 10/23/2009 Bottle opens with a nice crack and then a volcano of foam that almost made it into the sink. When it all settles down it pours a mostly clear golden straw color with a pillowy white head that sticks around forever. Smells sweet and fruity with lemons andgreen apples dominating the aroma. There’s some funk in there that reminds me a bit of spoiled meat? Luckily its not to strong but its there. Taste is a bit sweet, green apples and honey mixed with a bit of funk. Spirited level of carbonation, medium body, sweet almost sticky mouthfeel. Despite the misstep upon opening, this beer isn’t half bad.

3.8
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Hazy pale golden pour with a huge foamy white head. Aroma of soft phenolics, orange, with a whiff of sourness. Mild sour flavor with hints of apples. Crisp tingly tart bitter finish. Light bodied, not quite as carbonated as I would prefer. Nice delicate sour beer. Very refreshing.


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