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Goose Island Sofie Paradisi
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RATINGS: 112   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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
illidurit (2114) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
You know when you buy a big sack of those Cuties clementines? And most of them are incredible? But some of them aren’t incredible. Some of them are sorta sourish, maybe a few are underripe and a few are overripe. Well this beer tastes like those. Not terrible, but not a flattering showcase for grapefruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1604) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
Really nice. I smell pickles and citrus. Flavours are citrus and champagne. Quite a lovely beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mittenator (1208) - Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Draft at crunchy's. pale yellow with a big, dense, white head. Sweet and stinky aromas. Almost a grapefruit/wine taste. The citrus tastes a bit too fermented for me and is unsettling.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3524) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2013
tap at Black Sparrow on 5/11/13 - Pours golden with a small, fading white head. It has a tart, sour citrus aroma. The flavor of sweet malt and grapefruit with a funky, tart bite. It has lively carbonation and finishes with the grapefruit lingering on the palate. Very good combination.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1139) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Draft. Pours a bit neon yellow with a slight bubbly white head. Aroma is grapefruit, yeast, and pineapple. Taste is lightly tart and sweet with a lot of grapefruit zest. Crisp and perfect for warm weather.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Draft at coles. LOVE this beer. Not even a grapefruit fan. Slightly hazed blonde pour. Kind of funky, grapefruit heavy, funky yeastiness. Dry finish. Sofie shines here but grapefruit addition puts this over the top. Awesome beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2013
The Goose Island crew was walking down the line for BCS variants with pitchers of this at GTMW 2013. Pours a clear gold with a smallish white head. Notes of pale and bready and sweet malts, sugars, straw, and a lot of grapefruit juice. Some bitterness from the rind. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a funky, fruity, then dry mouthfeel. I liked this but give the edge to regular Sofie.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2203) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2013
On draught at Fibbers. Pours a hazy straw color with a white head. Aroma is light citrus, wheat and some lemon. Taste is semi sweet. The grapefruit is pretty gentle and although I had hoped it to have more citrus, this was still a good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDurden24 (1527) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of coriander, grapefruit, spicy and funky. Plenty of wine notes and an overall beautiful taste. Very, very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2013
On tap at 2013 GTMW, I enjoyed several samples of this during the fest, awesome stuff, pours a clear golden with a white head and spotty lacing, the aroma was all over the place but in a good way, tons of citrus mixed in with oranges and grapefruit, the flavor was really soft on the front end but has an awesome amount of fruit in the finish, crazy smooth and good, nice.


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