Goose Island Sofie Paradisi

Black Friday is almost over. We just shared our Bourbon County reviews with you, but saved one more beer from Goose Island: Sofie Pardisi. We used to seek out this super refreshing saison back in 2012 and 2013, when it was commonly featured during Goose Island tap takeovers around the city. We loved enjoying it as a perfect palate cleanser between big, boozy stouts like BCBS.

Sofie Paradisi is a variant of Sofie—Goose’s year-round saison brewed with funky Brettanomyces yeast and aged in oak wine casks—but with added grapefruit puree and orange peel. We were super excited to learn that it would be released again in kegs and, for the first time, 500mL bottles (available in the Chicago taproom … thanks for sending use one, Goose Island!).

The combination of crisp, fresh citrus fruit and tropical Brett yeast combines to create beautiful peachy, stone fruit flavors. It’s slightly tart and light, with tiny little bubbles that make for a soft mouthfeel. The nose is funky, with scents of orange, lemon, and lime.

We hope to see kegs of this beauty again in NYC, but for now we’re just thankful that we got to try this beer again after so long.

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