Goose Island Sofie
From Goose Island – 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.
Goose Island Brewing – Goose Island Sofie Vintage 2010 – 22 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 6.5% abv. Purchased at Certified Market Monrovia, CA.
Appearance: Pours a pastel yellow with a thin white film.
Aroma: Orange zest, spicy yeast, pronounced barrel notes and a little bit of sugar.
Taste: Orange peel, lemon, spicy yeast, barrel, candi sugar and a spicy kiss of hops.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with prickly carbonation.
Overall: I found this beer to be just awesome. Super balanced, bold and tasty. Very inviting.