Release Goose Island Sofie Paradisi

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by MarcatGSB, Feb 12, 2013.

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  1. Swik

    Swik Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2012 Indiana

    On tap @ the trion in new haven Indiana (Northeast Indiana/Northwest Ohio) definetly enjoyed this brew. Drank like a sweet bubbly, can definetly taste the grapefruit and the differences from a normal Sofie. Great brew and glad I got the chance to taste!
     
  2. Takeanotherswing

    Takeanotherswing Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2011 New York
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    this beer is delicious, I wasn't even the biggest fan of Sofie originally
     
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  3. ShanethBarber

    ShanethBarber Initiate (0) May 13, 2013 New York

    Where in Rochester? The Blue Monk had it in Buffalo and it sold out. I have not seen it yet in Rochester.[/quote]
    The draft list at Victoire has it listed. Correction I just looked and it's Sofie not Paradisi. If I was a betting man I would say the bottles and bottling I saw were also not Paradisi. Sorry for the confusion and the crushed dreams.
     
  4. RRtransvestification

    RRtransvestification Aspirant (264) Dec 21, 2012 New York
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    Drank my growler at SPAC this weekend as a pregame for Dave Matthews
     
  5. marshmeli

    marshmeli Devotee (420) Feb 14, 2012 New York
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    nice, plan is for me to do the same for n1 Jones Beach in a few weeks...
     
  6. RRtransvestification

    RRtransvestification Aspirant (264) Dec 21, 2012 New York
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    I'll be there also
     
  7. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    This beer truly is wonderful...Our first sixth barrel has come and gone already. People really enjoyed it, especially with the option to try Sofie proper side by side.
     
  8. MisterBisco

    MisterBisco Disciple (383) Feb 18, 2009 New York
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    Had both the Sofie and the Sofie Paradisi tonight... and it wasn't close. The Paradisi was a more complete, balanced beer. Delicious.
     
  9. atomic

    atomic Disciple (328) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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    Wow Hackney's has a Fulton and Wood beer? The hackney's up in glenview is the only one I've been to, and while their beer selection has always been decent, its never had anything rare.
     
  10. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,195) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    I'm with you. Whenever I'm in town (pretty rarely), my wife tends to want to hit the one on Lake Ave. Decent taps, but you're really not going there for the beer.
    The Printer's Row downtown location is another animal altogether. Granted it might have been because it was Chicago Beer Week, but they had rare taps and takeovers from Goose Island, Revolution, and DFH with some oddballs each day this past weekend. Our hotel was right there, so we stopped once a day just to see what was on next.
     
  11. MattAnderson99

    MattAnderson99 Initiate (0) May 25, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Just had this for the first time this weekend. Great beer!
     
  12. Inthedarkglass

    Inthedarkglass Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2013

    Now on tap at Pizzeria Biga - Royal Oak, MI. Limited quantity available!
     
  13. axeman9182

    axeman9182 Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2009 New Jersey
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    Had it on tap last week and thought it was a bit of a letdown. Way too much wine character from the barrel aging. I gave it to a couple friends to try without telling them what it was and they both remarked "tastes like white wine".
     
  14. tonyshlangini

    tonyshlangini Initiate (0) May 18, 2012 New York

    The Windy City ale house on 3rd avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
     
  15. axeman9182

    axeman9182 Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2009 New Jersey
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    It looks like Top Hops will be tapping this soon (along with BCBS).
     
  16. OtisCampbell

    OtisCampbell Initiate (102) Jun 7, 2004 Massachusetts
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    I had some last night at a Goose Island tap takeover. I didn't find much grapefruit character in it..to me it was a pleasant light body saison with hints of citrus, brett and barrel (quite a bit less bold than found in Juicy or Mimosa).
     
  17. TheGoof

    TheGoof Initiate (133) Apr 10, 2013 Michigan
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    To follow up on my previous post in this thread, both Central City Tap House and Kalamazoo Beer Exchange have this one right now in Kalamazoo. Tried it last night and it tastes more like a dry white wine than anything. A big downgrade from regular Sofie IMO.
     
  18. mwgroove23

    mwgroove23 Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2013 Texas
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    I have some growlers of this. BM me if interested.
     
  19. RuthlessResearch

    RuthlessResearch Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2013 Georgia

    the Beer Growler in Avondale, GA has this tonight.
    Delicious.
     
  20. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Disciple (358) Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut
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    This is a great beer. Very refreshing with the grapefruit addition! Awesome summer saison. BOTTLE THIS!
     
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  21. Stinkypuss

    Stinkypuss Poo-Bah (4,018) Apr 7, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Watch out Blue Moon !!!
     
  22. c64person

    c64person Devotee (414) Mar 20, 2010 North Carolina
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    Agreed, had this on tap in Kalamazoo, that stuff is delicious! Now if only I could get it in a growler and take it home so I can act like a piggy and drink it all night long! :grinning:
     
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