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Juliet - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,426
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 463
Gots: 482 | FT: 43
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2008

A rye beer aged in French oak (Robert Craig Cabernet Sauvignon) with blackberries and Brettanomyces.
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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nharres
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JavaNoire
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2005wendyrika
3.35/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2012 vintage. Not my kind of sour beer!

Photo of Mdez
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brabander
3.11/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am not a sour lover so you have see my review like this. Drank it during an epic BCBS tasting to clean the palet.

Photo of thereal_adam
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of greg4579
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.76/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Vintage 2010. Drank in January, 2015 (with some notes from the 2009 I just drank as well)

Appearance: pours a brownish red with some purplish hues to it. a finger or just more of a white bubbly head with weak retention and a very small lacing. pretty dark and some haze but some clarity and brightness to it. (2009 bottle almost exploded when I opened it. bigger head and better retention)

Smell: funky yeast and red wine grapes. slightly spicy red wine, weaker and sweet fruitiness. (aroma on 09 was very faded)

Taste: opens with a strong funky yeast and some strong oak. red wine barrels blast in with spicy flavors and red wine grapes. backend has a light berry sweetness and a little bit of earthy and oaky yeast. (09 was very bland and almost tasteless in comparison. almost no funk or red wine, just fairly weak and bland fruit)

Mouthfeel: sticky and tongue coating. moderate body and leaves behind some earthy funk (09 was light and insignificant. carbonation was extremely sharp)

Overall: I drank the 2009 first and gave up most hope for the beer. the 2010 was much better. I'm not sure if I got a bad bottle of 2009 or if its just past its prime but 2010 is much better.

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4.59/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2013 cellared 16 months

Pours fizzy murky amber and grapefruit in color. Smell has deep acidic and slight vinegar aroma with notes of berry, hay, and hints of wine an oak. Taste follows nose with a nice tart acidic crisp flavor forward before a ripe berry and sour vinigar flavor. Oak and wine finish. Mouthfeel is crisp, tart, sticky, moderately carbonated and finishs dry.

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4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScottJWing
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EricTKole
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BSUNyikos31
4.76/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of switzer
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dr_VanNostrand
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Westyn
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SierraJosh
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 Vintage, well executed sour, massive berry flavor. Good level of tartness and dry finish.

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4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of c-rum
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2012 bottle

A - Delicate, clear, light ruby with a fizzy 2 finger head. Head vaporizes very quickly.
No lacing.

S- Sour blackberries, cherries. Some oak with hints of wine, mild funk.

T - Plenty of berry notes - blackberry, raspberry, cherry. Good amount of sour, oak and lightly funky, faint notes red wine.

M - Crisp, clean, refreshing, nicely sour.

O - Very good nice sour Blackberry.

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4.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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Juliet from Goose Island Beer Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,426 ratings.