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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)


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Draft. Clear straw body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some wood, funk, Chardonnay. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some Chardonnay, wood. Light-medium body, some acidity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10641) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
On tap at Haven Gastropub. Golden pour with a white head. Strong grapefruit aroma, some white wine, and a bit of spice. Some slight tang, butterscotch, and maybe a touch of oak. Big grapefruit flavor. A bit of buttery chardonnay, oak, and tangy citrus. Spice, yeast, and some bread.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Draft. Clear pale yellow color, white edge head. Aroma of dusty and mildly funky peach fuzz. Taste is softly sour peppery lemon. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8821) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8281) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Tap at Churchkey. Pours clear golden. Weaker foam. Nose is moderately funky, fresh dough, hefty buttery chardonnay barrel. Spicy grapefruit comes though at first then fades. Light butteriness is hill farmstead saison like. Taste is tangy, more buttery chardonnay, some mealy apple detracts. Low acid level, refreshing. Dustier palate as it warms.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Draft at Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of fresh citrus, yeast, herbal hops, white wine. The taste is big grapefruit notes, herbal notes, bread, spice, herbal hops, tannins, cider apples. Medium bodied. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7941) - 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).

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Draft at Craft. Pours turbid thick orangy, looking a lot like orange juice, with off-white head. Nose is big grapefruit, some oak, hops, florals and spices. Tastes grapefruit-forward, very complex in flavor and with a great mouthfeel, with some oak, coriandery spice, florals, and a rich grapefruit finish. This one is juicy and thoroughly quaffable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7004) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6286) - 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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