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Goose Island Sofie Paradisi
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RATINGS: 115   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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (1856) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2013 May 11, 2013 - tap at GI 25th anniversary party. Clear yellow pour with no head. Aroma was citrus, spice and sour. Taste was consistent with aroma. Had again 7.31.13 - on tap and big head with lacing so bumping to a 4 and overall to 16, this is solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1803) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
Really nice. I smell pickles and citrus. Flavours are citrus and champagne. Quite a lovely beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Westmeister (1784) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2013 Draft at The Porter. What a hidden gem they had hear. Wow. Pours a slightly unclear golden with medium to thin white head. Smell is light funky, white wine, oak, big fresh grapefruit, lemon. Taste is lemon, oak, grapefruity finish, slight white wine notes, ends slighty tangy. Mouth was slightly creamy and medium full but still very soft. Just great and a big improvement to an already good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1738) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Draft. Straw gold pour, white head, good retention/lace. Aroma of grapefruit, light barrel, white wine, bread. Taste is tart, lightly bitter, grapefruit, citrus, grain. Palate is dry, higher carbonation, tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1666) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Draft at Eulogy. Mostly clear gold pour with a large white head. Lots of grapefruit. Pineapple. Clementines. Fresh oak. Vanilla. Honeycomb. Biscuits. Lemon seeds. Little bit sweet. Little bit sour. Slight Brett funk. The grapefruit juice somewhat overpowers the aged ale underneath. Fizzy body. Nice and refreshing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDurden24 (1594) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of coriander, grapefruit, spicy and funky. Plenty of wine notes and an overall beautiful taste. Very, very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dfonorow (1512) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
On tap. Golden yellow with a two-finger-wide white head. Aroma has tons of grapefruit, pineapple, and orange peel with some lesser notes of lemon, honey, and yeast. Taste is a bit funky - yeast, grapefruit, candi sugar, honey, oak. Better than I expected, very refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1458) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Tap at Lizardville - RR , had during their "which is better sofie or paradisi" event. The punch of the grapefruit really adds a nice tartness to the beer that is missing from Sofie, and it makes it way more flavorful which I really enjoy. I think this one is tasty but for the price meh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pepsican (1447) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Tap @ red’s. Murky gold with a nice white head. Citrusy grapefruit aroma with some layers of funkiness, earth, notes of pepper. Dry finish, bubbly. Pretty interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1365) - Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Nice mix of saison and sour. Easier for me to drink than either of those styles.


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