Goose Island Sofie Paradisi
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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
60% Ale Aged in barrels with grapefruit rind and juice, 40% Ale (Base Sofie)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (3426) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (3297) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
Orange body, nice white head. Definite citrus aroma. Some sourness, cream, citrus, banana. Nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (3205) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2013
On tap at Madison’s 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3144) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (3136) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Pours gold with a thick white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, slightly sweet malt and grapefruit. Taste is bitter from the hops and grapefruit while slightly sweet and malty at the same time, very cool beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3100) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (3007) - 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 that’s easily recognized as grapefruit. Luckily the base beer is still pretty sweet as a counter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Draft from notes. Pours a hazy yellow. Very soft aroma and taste. Some light tart citrus and a little spicy yeast. Very good overall, i would gladly drink this everyday. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2013
On tap at 2013 GTMW, I enjoyed several samples of this during the fest, awesome stuff, pours a clear golden with a white head and spotty lacing, the aroma was all over the place but in a good way, tons of citrus mixed in with oranges and grapefruit, the flavor was really soft on the front end but has an awesome amount of fruit in the finish, crazy smooth and good, nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2829) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAY 21, 2013
On tap 4 oz. sampler at R.D.F. in Gallery Place, Washington, DC. Clear, yellow straw color with a large off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, grapes, white wine, yeast, black pepper, oak and vanilla. Taste of white wine, black pepper, sweet grapefruit, yeast, banana, grapes and vanilla. Medium/light body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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