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Goose Island Sofie Paradisi
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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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60% Ale Aged in barrels with grapefruit rind and juice, 40% Ale (Base Sofie)


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1718) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (1338) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Enjoyed on tap at Wild Monk. Served in a tulip. A: Pours a clear gold color with a thick white head forming on the pour. Recedes slowly to a thick cap that leaves tons of soapy lace down the glass. S: Huge grapefruit. on the nose. A ton of bright zest and intense flesh. The sweetness of the grapefruit is captured and it doesn’t impart any tart or acidic notes. The base is only mildly present in the nose. T: The grapefruit is much subdued in the taste which is a slight disappointment. The base saison is much more prevalent with some light peppery notes and fruity esters. Sweet wheat notes with some light zesty grapefruit. Mild pithy bitterness. M: Very light and crisp with a medium high carbonation. Great drinkability. Zesty sweet finish. O: The nose was fantastic, but the taste was lacking that grapefruit pop and was not all that different from regular Sofie. Having said that I still enjoyed this beer and would gladly have it again. Serving type: on-tap 06-08-2013

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
barn0216 (398) - California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Clear golden color, no foam. Fruity saison aroma, inflected with grapefruit. Flavor is same, slightly bitter, a little Brett character. Dry. Tasty but not amazing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11287) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Draft. Clear pale yellow color, white edge head. Aroma of dusty and mildly funky peach fuzz. Taste is softly sour peppery lemon. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2203) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
Orange body, nice white head. Definite citrus aroma. Some sourness, cream, citrus, banana. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8381) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
Tap at Max Burger, Longmeadow, 18/05/13. Clear pale golden with a thin white head that retains well. Nose is sour gooseberries, lemon curd, funk, grass, tarte citric fruit notes, farmy. Taste comprises soured fruits, grass, sugar, pinch of corriander, apple, funk, light spice. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, some gentle bitterness in a farmy fruity finale. Decent saison (fruit beer).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2219) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pepsican (1444) - @ $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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10822) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
On tap at Haven Gastropub. Golden pour with a white head. Strong grapefruit aroma, some white wine, and a bit of spice. Some slight tang, butterscotch, and maybe a touch of oak. Big grapefruit flavor. A bit of buttery chardonnay, oak, and tangy citrus. Spice, yeast, and some bread.


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