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Goose Island Sofie Paradisi
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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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60% Ale Aged in barrels with grapefruit rind and juice, 40% Ale (Base Sofie)


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
barn0216 (405) - California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Clear golden color, no foam. Fruity saison aroma, inflected with grapefruit. Flavor is same, slightly bitter, a little Brett character. Dry. Tasty but not amazing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3228) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Tap. Pours hazy butterscotch, small white head, dissipates quickly, some lacing. Aroma is funky, fruity, grapefruit. Flavor is light sweet, zesty bitter, grapefruit, Brett funkiness. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3390) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Sampled on tap at the Tap House in Lemont. Bright golden pour with a white head. Aroma of grapefruit, mid barrel notes, some dry yeast notes as well. Flavor is mostly grapefruit juice with touches of grapefruit rind. Some barrel notes, some yeast notes. Mild esters. Medium bodied, bright and effervescent, mouthfeel. Quite drinkable. Very nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (1237) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Sample at the Decatur Craft Beer Fest. Light yellow pour, with a small, white head. The aroma is hay, white bread, light funk, and mangoes. The flavor is nicely balanced sweetness and sour. Heavy body, hard, with a mineral feel. Overall, this is tasty beer, but the flavor is unpleasantly sour, and palate is harsh.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1081) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2013
On tap at old major Denver. Pours a clear gold with white head. Big grapefruit aroma. Taste is the same with a bit of lemon

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5270) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours clear golden with a bubbly white head. Aroma of barnyard, citrus, tart fruits. Flavour is light sweet and acidic. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SpongeRuiner (738) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
On tap at Slows BBQ. Really nice and refreshing look. Followed by very tropical flavors as soon as it hits and gets a little funky towards the end.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alliance100 (684) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Draft at Logan's Alley. , pours a light hazy gold , aromas of bitter grapefruit and alittle barnyard funk , slightly tannic mouth feel with a nice grapefruit juice punch , overall extremely refreshing , I could drink ALOT of this . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Enjoyed on tap at Wild Monk. Served in a tulip. A: Pours a clear gold color with a thick white head forming on the pour. Recedes slowly to a thick cap that leaves tons of soapy lace down the glass. S: Huge grapefruit. on the nose. A ton of bright zest and intense flesh. The sweetness of the grapefruit is captured and it doesn’t impart any tart or acidic notes. The base is only mildly present in the nose. T: The grapefruit is much subdued in the taste which is a slight disappointment. The base saison is much more prevalent with some light peppery notes and fruity esters. Sweet wheat notes with some light zesty grapefruit. Mild pithy bitterness. M: Very light and crisp with a medium high carbonation. Great drinkability. Zesty sweet finish. O: The nose was fantastic, but the taste was lacking that grapefruit pop and was not all that different from regular Sofie. Having said that I still enjoyed this beer and would gladly have it again. Serving type: on-tap 06-08-2013

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (1346) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2013
On tap at Republic 7c, pour a bright yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of grapefruit and Belgian yeast. Tons of grapefruit mix nicely with yeast sweet and tart. Yum!


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