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Juliet - Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,225 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,225
Reviews: 326
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 449
Gots: 454 | 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:
A rye beer aged in French oak (Robert Craig Cabernet Sauvignon) with blackberries and Brettanomyces.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2008)
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BedetheVenerable

Missouri

4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

MANY THANKS to wilfgu for sending this my way out of the goodness of his heart...may beer karma smile down upon him

Presentation: Gorgeously labelled 22oz brown pop top with clearly marked bottled on date; good for five years it says; I'm popping this one at about 11months in. Like many other reviewers suggested, this was a GUSHER. Having the heads-up, I had two glasses ready and only lost about an ounce or two.

Appearance: Hazy rose-colored beer with light brown tints. Lots of tiny, streaming Champagne-like carbonation, with a light rose colored, large-bubbled head with really nice retention

Smell: Light tart bretty goodness up front, mild/complex funky notes, with fresh dark berry juice and strawberry tones (maybe a touch of lemon as well?) in the background. Notes of oaky red wine as well, though maybe I'm only picking up on this because I know this was wine-barrel aged.

Taste: Decent brett funky kick up front...then comes lots of fruit; to me it actually tastes more like ever-so-slightly underripe strawberries, sweet and tart, than blackberries, but whatever it is, it's quite pleasant. There's a pretty firm, slightly puckering sourness mid-palate, and this beer ends fairly dry, cleansing, and crisp. The sourness is medium, and makes you want another sip.

Mouthfeel: Medium, dry, and tart

Drinkability: A 22oz is just about perfect

Conclusion: Popped this open to celebrate sending off my MA thesis to my committee tonight. Was it the life-changer I thought it might be? No. But then again, beers you've looked forward to for a long time rarely are. What it was was a seriously good American Wild Ale. The brett was just right (in my opinion) at just about a year old, the fruit was natural and juicy-tart, and the sourness was at a perfect level. I won't go to the ends of the earth to get another one, but if I ever saw it on my travels I'd definitely pick one up. Goose Island is really and truly going places.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2010 03:55:30 | More by BedetheVenerable
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A - Delicate, clear, light ruby with a fizzy 2 finger head. Head vaporizes very quickly, which is normal for the style. No collar or lacing.

S- Sour blackberries, cherries, and green plum. Some stonefruit and oak with hints of wine. Funk is mild.

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Juliet from Goose Island Beer Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,225 ratings.