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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5573) - Pennsburg, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5535) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5518) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2013
On tap at Bigelos. Lightly hazed golden with a small off white layer. The aroma is sourness with fruit. I taste the funky sour yeast with fruit that is surprisingly sweet. This is not sour at all. Vinous effects and woody leather. The bret is tasted late. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Glass at Hal & Al’s on 6/18/13. Clear yellow in color with a thick white head. Aroma of herbs, malt, funk and citrus. Malty and herbal flavor with some grapefruit before a sweet finish. Grapefruit was more subtle than expected. Honestly, I don’t think I’d have been able to pick it out if I didn’t know it was in there. Could probably tell a huge difference if I had it side by side with regular Sofie though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (5410) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Clear light gold with a thin foamy head. Aroma of slight lactic sour tones with some barn yeast esters and a little grains of paradise. Flavor is dry and tart with a nice mellow sourness, some flavorful Saison malt tones with a kiss of bubblegum, and a dry hay and blonde malt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5068) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Tap at Dexters. Filtered yellow orange. Creamy, soapy white head. A lot of flavor, but comes off a touch harsh for the moderate ABV. Some vinous champagne, white wine notes. The grapefruit comes across, juicy, not hoppy. More fruit tones and balance come out the more you sip at it. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (4801) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Draft. Golden pour with white head. Citrus, coriander, Belgian fruit aroma with some lighter Brett tones. Dry flavored saison with some vinous tones, spices and gentle tartness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4791) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Draught at Porter Bar. Sophie with that pleasant dry saison taste and addition of grapefruit, and I thought I picked up some peach. Really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4767) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 14, 2014
12oz bottle that was properly bottled from a keg in a tulip. Pours hazy amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, spicy yeast, pale and caramel malts, some light oak, and light fruits. Flavor the same with a great blend. Smooth texture. A really good beer.


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