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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)


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2219) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Growler via Whole Foods, if you can freakin’ believe that. Clear pale yellow pour with a white head. Barrel aromas. Dry with muted fruit and mild yeast notes. Decent mouthfeel and body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stumpyiliz (213) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Pour courtesy of josh at Avery Barrel Release #16!! Hazy yellow pour fast dissipating head. Aromas of tree fruits, pears, apricots and peaches. Taste was slighlty wild and all over the place. Started with a chardonnay buttery texture into pear and peach, with a dry finish on the sides of the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5305) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Hazy golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, vanilla, wood, spices, and light alcohol. Taste of sweeter grapefruit, citrus, spices, wood, and a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidemaster (281) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Aroma was like a fresh cut grapefruit. The color was a bit light. It had a very interesting flavor. More like a framboise. It has a sweet, saison like beer mixed with an IPA. It gives you a tart fruit beer. Overall it was very pleasant if you like tart drinks. I would be happy to have a few of these on a warm day.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3277) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Comes out of the growler a clear, wan yellow with a thick but not persistent fluffy white head. Not impressive - but cut it some slack, this is not a stout after all. Malty aroma has a definite fruity overtone, grape with a hint of grapefruit. Fruity notes, especially the grapefruit, come out even more in the flavor, which has some good but not overdone fruity sweetness. Texture is smooth and firm, if not fizzy. Overall, rather nice. Definitely a sipping beer, good for chillaxing on a hot summer day.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ReggieDunlap (3052) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2013
pours a hazy blond with a thin white head. aroma has notes of citrus rind, funk, grapefruit, and white rind. flavor has lots of rind and light notes of funk, oak, grapefruit, and white wine...mild spice. mouthfeel is light and the finish is dry with light tropical fruits, spice, and a winey note creeping in.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2592) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Pour froma growler courtesy of Josh. Big thanks for this one buddy! Pour is clear orange with a big white he’s sand good lacing. Fruity, grapefruity, slightly spicy, soapy, white wine, pears, and green apples. Taste is fruity, grapefruity, lemon, pears, oaky, light pepper, Chardonnay, and and dough with a light tart finish. Light body with medium carbonation. Super tasty beer and perfect for summer. Pumped I got a chance to try this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8294) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
Tap at Max Burger, Longmeadow, 18/05/13. Clear pale golden with a thin white head that retains well. Nose is sour gooseberries, lemon curd, funk, grass, tarte citric fruit notes, farmy. Taste comprises soured fruits, grass, sugar, pinch of corriander, apple, funk, light spice. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, some gentle bitterness in a farmy fruity finale. Decent saison (fruit beer).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2117) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Draft at Tap n Handle. Dark golden appearance with a white head. The aroma is tropical, light citrus, tart fruitiness with spices, wild yeast and a light funk. Similar flavor, tasty, fruity and tart with a light sour character. Light to medium soft body with a smooth, carbonated feel and a dry finish. NICE.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7302) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Smells quite a bit funkier than the oiginal. The flavor heavily bends on the grapefruit with a heavy acidic bitterness. I like it.


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