Goose Island Sofie

This beer had a cloudy yellow color.

Goose Island Sofie - beer bottle and half full glass

The first sip of this Goose Island Sofie had a strong coriander taste. At first I thought it tasted like banana, but then I decided otherwise.

In any case, the side of the bottle says it was aged in wine barrels with orange peel.

While it was an interesting concept, I didn't enjoy it. 11:55PM PT

It had a wheat smell which was strangely pungent, similar to the taste. The taste, however, was more bearable. 20171031 7:50AM*

*As of 20171227, I didn't remember the tasting experience. However, I assumed that I wrote the note at night, but didn't send it to myself until the following morning.

[20171220 Edit]

Goose Island Sofie

Goose Island Sofie - beer bottle

Relevant Links:
Sofie (Goose Island Website)
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Sofie | Goose Island Beer Co. (

Website Information:
Vintage Ales > Sofie

Our sparkling Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale is wine barrel-aged with an abundance of hand-zested orange peel. Spicy white pepper notes contrast the citrus tartness. The light, refreshing, creamy vanilla finish will excite those fond of Champagne.

Originally brewed by Belgian farmers to attract the best farm hands, we were inspired to brew an exceptional ale as inviting as the original Belgian Farmhouse ales. Light and effervescent, we named it for our founder’s granddaughter Sofie.

Style: Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.5%
IBU: 20
Color: Champagne
Hops: Amarillo
Malts: 2 Row, Pilsen, Wheat

Year Round
Bottles: 4pks, 765mL

Draft: 1/6 Barrels

Great American Beer Festival
2011: Bronze Medal - Belgian and French Style Saison


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