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Goose Island Sofie Paradisi
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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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60% Ale Aged in barrels with grapefruit rind and juice, 40% Ale (Base Sofie)


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3347) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2014
On tap at Mekong. Aroma was tart citrus and slight funk. Flavor matched with a thinnish grapefruit finish. Pleasant enough, but a bit thin, and I liked the original better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3346) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Hazy copper, thin small bubbled oily white head. Juicy dry nose, light dusty earth and peppercorn. Lightest brett. Dry, crisp flavor, lemon finishes heavy dust, bit of a short finish. Bit of plastic and egg through finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3178) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (2967) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Hazy golden orange body, medium sized white head, spotty lacing. Grapefruit, a little musty oak, some citrus, and yeast. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, some acidity, solid finish. I was more than content with just one, however.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2848) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2013
The aroma is light funk, grapefruit. Hazy yellow appearance, white head. The flavor is fruit, tart, sour, barnyard, grapes. The finish is tart fruit, grapes. Medium in body. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2822) - 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 heís 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2821) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Full disclosure: I tasted this while pouring for GI at the Blarney Stone Brew Fest in June. And my notes were very hasty. Sophie is already a favorite beer for me. This one is cloudy in my cup, and offers up a scent of grapefruit, but also some live Belgian yeast. Big tart taste, and nothing like the grapefruit radlers running around. Just a full on Belgian beer with plenty of sour thatís easily recognized as grapefruit. Luckily the base beer is still pretty sweet as a counter.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (2786) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2013
On tap at Madisonís 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2786) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Insane straw clarity Nice zesty tart aroma and horsey funk Very juicy and sweet. Tasty Brett funk. Very bright and the grapefruit changes this beer for the better. Pretty insane. Iím not a sofie fan. This changes it

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2646) - 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.


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