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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)


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - 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 (1650) - 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 (2678) - Quad Cities, Illinois, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1204) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2013
On tap at Map Room in Chicago. Very similar to Sofie in texture and flavor, though I did get significantly more citrus in the flavor along with the "Belgian" feel. I tasted orange peel, though it appears that the actual flavor was grapefruit. I enjoyed it, but I love Sofie so I was sure to enjoy it anyway. If you’re not into Sofie to begin with, this one might not do it for you.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (3086) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2013
On tap at Madison’s pre-GTMW event - Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Nose is orange juice/orange soda, a touch of coriander, and light pale malt. Super refreshing. Taste is like a mimosa--light and orangey, with pale malt, coriander, and a touch of yeast. Smooth and really gently carbonated. This was fantastic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Growler. Hazy golden color with a smaller sized head. Floral, citrus, lighter spices, some earthiness, and a very light funk.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Golden pour small bubbled white head. Aroma of what coriander orange zest a light pepper. Avg pal. Flavor is heavily orange oils on a what beer some light barn blanket in the finish with a good amount of earthy notes. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2864) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2013 Pours hazy peachy lemon cloudy with a creamy white head. Aroma and flavor are very floral from the grapefruit and Sofie base, bringing smooth somewhat sweet lemon with a grassy nose. There is a ton of yeast influencing the nose, maybe some nutty funk in there as well. Flavors are filled with citrus fruits and some wild yeast as well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
valpoaj (661) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Tap pour - deep golden with almost no head upon presentation. Aroma is full of grapefruit, sour apple, spice and a hint of funkiness - some white wine-like characteristics - and good overall! Flavor is delicious - although it had been a while, I seem to feel the base Sofie coming through, but the extra layers of sour grapefruit, a vinous character, an added dryness and lots of yeast come through. Palate is good - keeps you coming back for more. Very enjoyable drink - wish I could get this one again!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
On tap in Mt Prospect. Pours hazy darker golden with some orange tints and a white head. Aromas of light wood, bright grapefruit, belgain yeast, light spices, and bready malts. Flavors grapefruit, light bread, spices, wet wood, and a little spices. Finishes dry with grapefruit tang. Really nice.


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