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


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (1818) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1850) - Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Draft. Straw gold pour, white head, good retention/lace. Aroma of grapefruit, light barrel, white wine, bread. Taste is tart, lightly bitter, grapefruit, citrus, grain. Palate is dry, higher carbonation, tart finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (8064) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Tap at Town Hall Lanes in Minneapolis. Clear light golden pour. Grape, white wine, and grapefruit nose and taste. Sweet and tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
illidurit (2244) - San Francisco, 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 (2374) - 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 (1609) - 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 (3728) - 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 (1399) - 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 (6967) - 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 (7600) - 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.


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