Goose Island’s “Sofie”

      So far 2012 is proving to be a great year as far as new and tasty brews being made available in my home state of New Jersey! I feel like NJ is finally getting in line with the booming craft beer movement going on in the U.S.! Recently I came across a beer from a brewery I really have not “officially” seen distributed in my state. The only brew I have had from this brewery came  under the guise as being a Trader Joe’s beer. Did I mention this particular brewery has been a big deal in craft beer news in the last 12 months? Have You figured out what brewery I am talking about yet?
       Goose Island’sSofie” Belgian Style Ale is 80% Belgian style ale blended with 20% Belgian style ale aged in wine barrels with orange peel. The bottle I purchased has a bottling date of 3/8/12. This is very much a Saison. It pours a pale cloudy yellow with a one finger thick stiff meringue like head. The aroma is full of citrus and earthy oak. The taste is refreshing and citrusy, and develops with spicy yeast, orange zest and wine flavors. The mouthfeel is medium to thin with moderate carbonation. The finish is dry and spicy with a nice oak aftertaste. This would be great enjoyed outside on a nice summer afternoon with grilled meat! Totally ignoring any news articles and focusing completely on the beer, I think it’s a great brew! Absolutely try it if it’s available in your area! Here’s to Good Beers!
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