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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (2312) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
illidurit (2284) - San Francisco, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2224) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (2137) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2013
On tap at Republic 7c, pour a bright yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of grapefruit and Belgian yeast. Tons of grapefruit mix nicely with yeast sweet and tart. Yum!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Westmeister (2129) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
gregwilsonstl (2061) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2013
lots of grapefruit rind. Wood? Nearly clearly gold. Pretty damn tart. No head. Bitter like grapefruit rind...(centennial hops)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dfonorow (2039) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (2029) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Citrus and tropical fruit on the nose, with some notes of honey graham cracker. Mostly clear, very light peachy hue, with a fairly lasting, white head. Off-dry, fruity, and with subtle notes of golden earth. Light bodied, refreshing, and with nice lingering, fresh fruitiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - 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.


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