December 13 - Goose Island Sophie (er Sofie) Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale (2013 Edition)
Aroma: Very citrus-focused on the nose. A nice lemon zest giving it a bit of a sour aspect to it, Belgian yeast, orange peel, light hay aroma and lightly peppered. More of a sour zest to it than most saisons I've had.
Taste: Very solid saison. Sour lemon citrus zest, orange peels, good abundance of yeast, some notes of champagne and a light grainy note to it for aftertaste.
Overall Thoughts: More of a sour saison than most saisons I've had. I've only had one saison that was anywhere near in sourness and that was at a brewpub in Quebec City. Nice light on-the-palate saison that has an abundance of citrus flavours and great for a chilly evening like tonight. Considering that Anheuser-Busch InBev owns this brewery, you would likely never notice. 6.5% ABV and
Edit: April 2015, I incorrectly wrote Goose Island's Sofie as Sophie, I never even noticed until now. Also: Goose Island's Sofie & Matilda beers are now available in 765mL wine-like bottles all over Manitoba at Liquor Marts in Brandon, Virden, Neepawa, The Pas, Winnipeg and beyond!
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