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02/08/10 06:39 PM  
Goose Island Sophie and lactobacillus?
Haven't had the chance to taste one yet, but was wondering if this beverage had any lactobacillus in it? Any ideas?
02/28/10 02:52 PM  
Re: Goose Island Sophie and lactobacillus?
A single brett strain is pitched into the barrels, however, there are of course resident microorganisms in the wood and surface bacteria on the orange peel
02/28/10 03:40 PM  
Re: Goose Island Sophie and lactobacillus?
i cant taste any brett or lacto at all in the bottles i have which are nearing a year old now.
02/28/10 07:20 PM  
Re: Goose Island Sophie and lactobacillus?
I thought they barrel aged that one. If it is barrel aged, then I would place a hearty guess that there probably IS lacto in the beer.
Mike T
03/01/10 01:48 PM  
Re: Goose Island Sophie and lactobacillus?
They claim 25 IBUs, in my experience lacto won't do much at that rate.
03/02/10 01:07 AM  
Re: Goose Island Sophie and lactobacillus?
We haven't plated Sofie (it's Sofie, not Sophie btw) in a while but this was a good question so I'll plate some at a few different points next time we empty/fill the barrels so, like most things sour, we'll see in a few months. is there some in there? Almost inevitably but experientialy lacto has, if any, little influence. The sourness we get (of course there's a large difference barrel to barrel) tastes more brett/resident microbes and not hte sharper lactic notes typical of L. del or brev. The only yeast pitch into the barrel besides the original saison strain the base beer is fermented with is B. brux. I do have a couple barrels squirreled away w/ raspberries and B. lamb but they won't be ready for awhile and won't make it far from the brewery...at least I hope not. I don't want to have to deal w/ that many raspberries.
03/02/10 07:14 PM  
Re: Goose Island Sophie and lactobacillus?
Cool! Please keep us posted. I would be curious to see how this one plays out. Would love to get my hands on some of that extra innoculated versions (fruit included!). How long is Sofie typically aged for in the barrels? What did the barrels store before beer?
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