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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)


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6317) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Taster on tap at Neon’s. Clear golden yellow color. Nice bretty, tart aroma. Some moderate citrus-grapefruit, not too much though. Some orange citrus, thin white head, couple bits of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft lighter carbonation. More dry in the finish. Lightly tart taste, very much like a grapefruit is. Hint of oak wood. Light sweet. Great balance of grapefruit, oak, light belgian candy sugar and spices. Some grapefruit / citrus zest. Very enjoyable stuff, pretty balanced and well-done. Definitely an improvement on the base, I think

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Pour on tap at Black Bottle, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of white fruit, peach, pear, some mango and pineapple as well, hints of grass, spice notes, touch of biscuit, yeast. Taste is a mix of biscuit, bread and yeast into nice white fruit, peach, pear, some slight pineapple, mango, hints of yeast, slight spice notes, finishing with some earth, slight tart fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6126) - Burnsville, 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
swoopjones (5726) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5687) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Sampled on tap at Goose Belgian Fest (Chicago, IL). Pours a well hazed golden straw pour, a healthy offwhite head dies to a thicker film that laces ok. Aromas are vibrant genuine grapefruit, a touch of mint, fruit oils, bread, oranges, oak. Really strong grapefruit rind, real rind. Nitial islighter end of medium bodied with a powerful citrusy grapefruit bite. Very powerful, with lots of rind, grapefruit juice. Touches of oak, white wine, oranges. A touch of mellower bready sweetness. Finish is lingering tart grapefruit and touches of bread. Up front really brings the grapefruit. Solid. Really interesting display of grapefruit, a bit cool on the palate. Aroma is incredible. It is almost like drinking grapefruit juice, something I love. Best beer of the fest as far as new beers with huge vibrant flavors and highly drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
On tap. Clear lustrous yellow with a fizzy white head. Nice floral grapefruit, passion fruit, and light wine barrel aroma and taste with some nice tropical fruit and nectar notes and a soft lively palate. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5343) - Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Draft to snifter at Neon’s. Looks good for the style; a slightly hazy orange with thin white lacing. Smells. And tastes good too; woody and a little yeasty with a heavy but pleasant grapefruit presence. Nice on the palate too. Great beer, and a major improvement to the base.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5312) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5305) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Draft at Pony Bar HK. Pours a light hazy orange body with nice thin crisp, carbonated lacing. Aroma is great tart, sour funk, oak and fruit juice. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet sugar, hibiscus, almost a Jolly Pumpkin like sour tartness. A touch of grapefruit and honey juice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Growler from Whole Foods in Old Town, Alexandria. Served in a Goose Island tulip. Like Sofie with quite a bit more citrus. Good grapefruit. Very dry. Quite drinkable.


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