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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)


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2258) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2013 Draft at railroad. Pours clear yellow with minimal head. The aroma has a ton of belgian yeast and a mix of sweet citrus zest. The taste is tart grapefruit, big citrus zest, light spiciness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Hazy peach pour with a lively white billowing head. Nose and flavor hold beautiful tart white grapefruit, orange zest, lemon, and earthen funk. Dry and beautifully attenuated. Very very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
On tap in Mt Prospect. Pours hazy darker golden with some orange tints and a white head. Aromas of light wood, bright grapefruit, belgain yeast, light spices, and bready malts. Flavors grapefruit, light bread, spices, wet wood, and a little spices. Finishes dry with grapefruit tang. Really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2013
On draught at Fibbers. Pours a hazy straw color with a white head. Aroma is light citrus, wheat and some lemon. Taste is semi sweet. The grapefruit is pretty gentle and although I had hoped it to have more citrus, this was still a good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
illidurit (2172) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
You know when you buy a big sack of those Cuties clementines? And most of them are incredible? But some of them aren’t incredible. Some of them are sorta sourish, maybe a few are underripe and a few are overripe. Well this beer tastes like those. Not terrible, but not a flattering showcase for grapefruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (2105) - Spring Hill, Florida, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2070) - Silver Spring, 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (1996) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
Draft sample. Pale gold in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of pilsner malt, lemon rind, green herbs, and white pepper. Great complex citrus flavor upfront (lemon, kumquat, white grapefruit), along with more white pepper, vanilla sugar cookies, and a touch of dried wood. Light bodied with a touch of refreshing sourness. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Aroma of great funk: band aid, citrus zest and brett. Pours deep golden with a small head. Taste is nice and yeasty. Pizza dough and grapefruit zest are the heros with slight oak. Light and easy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstraw (1938) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Hazy yellow, light white head, light legs / Fruity nose of grapefruit, light brett / Medium to full body, fruity, some sweetness with decent hopping, and lightly bitter finish / Fruity flavors of grapefruit, pineapple, grass, straw, light brett / For the combination of young fruit and brett doesn’t work.


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