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Goose Island Sofie Paradisi
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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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60% Ale Aged in barrels with grapefruit rind and juice, 40% Ale (Base Sofie)


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2322) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Tap at ues pony. Pours muted yellow with not much head. Nose of grapefruit a and some oak. Tastes of Chardonnay and woody but mostly of juice. I likes grapefruit juice fine but this isn’t "beery" enough for me. Nice carbonation though

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Draft @ The Porter in ATL 05/05/13: Pours a hazy yellow straw color with a medium size off-white head that is fully lasting. Citrus nose has hints of white wine, oak, lemon, and grapefruit. Flavor is bittersweet with grapefruit and wood flavors. Has a creamy texture and a tart finish. Very refreshing!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11726) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Draft. Clear straw body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some wood, funk, Chardonnay. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some Chardonnay, wood. Light-medium body, some acidity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2272) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2013 Draft at railroad. Pours clear yellow with minimal head. The aroma has a ton of belgian yeast and a mix of sweet citrus zest. The taste is tart grapefruit, big citrus zest, light spiciness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1774) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Draft at Eulogy. Mostly clear gold pour with a large white head. Lots of grapefruit. Pineapple. Clementines. Fresh oak. Vanilla. Honeycomb. Biscuits. Lemon seeds. Little bit sweet. Little bit sour. Slight Brett funk. The grapefruit juice somewhat overpowers the aged ale underneath. Fizzy body. Nice and refreshing.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rhsiung (880) - USA - MAY 12, 2013
definite wow. like hoppy except sweet instead of bitter. on tap at 25th anniversary party. rating #10!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Westmeister (1865) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2013 Draft at The Porter. What a hidden gem they had hear. Wow. Pours a slightly unclear golden with medium to thin white head. Smell is light funky, white wine, oak, big fresh grapefruit, lemon. Taste is lemon, oak, grapefruity finish, slight white wine notes, ends slighty tangy. Mouth was slightly creamy and medium full but still very soft. Just great and a big improvement to an already good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (1928) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2013 May 11, 2013 - tap at GI 25th anniversary party. Clear yellow pour with no head. Aroma was citrus, spice and sour. Taste was consistent with aroma. Had again 7.31.13 - on tap and big head with lacing so bumping to a 4 and overall to 16, this is solid.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfishho (599) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2013
It's unusual to get a fruit beer like this that is so sweet but well balanced. Tastes like candied grapefruit rinds on top of a decent base Belgian golden ale. So refreshing. The best shandy ever! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5738) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Draft at Pony Bar HK. Pours a light hazy orange body with nice thin crisp, carbonated lacing. Aroma is great tart, sour funk, oak and fruit juice. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet sugar, hibiscus, almost a Jolly Pumpkin like sour tartness. A touch of grapefruit and honey juice.


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