Named after John Hall's granddaughter, Sofie, Goose Island's award-winning Saison is one of the brewery's signature brews. This special-edition wine barrel-aged Saison pours champagne blonde with a foamy white head, breathing elegant fruity malts and a superb champagne-like bouquet.
On the tongue, the lively carbonation and slender body are refreshingly fruity, augmented by an indecent amount of hand-zested orange peel, lifting the zesty Amarillo hops and classic Belgian yeast to a deliciously piquant vanilla finish. If ever there was a beer crafted to convert the wine-snobs away from their Sauvignon Blanc or Pino Grigio, this could well be the one!
Hazy straw, steady carbonation, decent white head
Wild yeasts, lemon, citrus and white pepper
Citrus, lemon, wood, pepper, yeast, vanilla, hops and Chardonnay grapes