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Juliet - Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,224 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,224
Reviews: 326
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 448
Gots: 453 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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West Virginia

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EricClayton

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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StevenLaValley

Texas

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-07-2013 08:40:12 | More by StevenLaValley
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BeersAndBears

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-07-2013 02:28:28 | More by BeersAndBears
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-06-2013 22:41:57 | More by ZEB89
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-06-2013 19:10:24 | More by sleuthdog
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-06-2013 02:42:10 | More by Sarge3130
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BeerBuddy2122

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-05-2013 15:37:33 | More by BeerBuddy2122
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PsilohsaiBiN

New York

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

2013 765ml bottle

I usually make it a point to go into detail while reviewing. I just don't have that kind of time right now.

That said, I will say this. I don't really like red wine, and thus don't really like red wine barrel aged beers. However, this beer has a nice balance; perhaps, the best combination of sourness and red wine influence I've had in a beer.

Funk, sourness, and just a little red wine. I'm surprised that I actually like it.

I'm rating this just above outstanding because: 1. It made me enjoy a beer with an element that I usually don't and: 2. It's balanced, with not too much red wine character and very drinkable. Would definitely drink again. Sometimes less is more, and that's why this beer wins for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 04:15:27 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-04-2013 22:20:26 | More by Cynic-ale
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California

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draheim

Washington

4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

765mL (bottled 8/1/2013) into a tulip. Pours a clear amber w/ a minimal head that quickly settles to a thin film, and then nothing at all. Moderate carbonation.

Aroma is bready and tart, oaky. Reminds me a little bit of Rodenbach Grand Cru.

Taste is puckerlingly sour, oaky. Strong lactic acidity is well-balanced by a nice sweetness. Just a touch of crushed aspirin.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, crisp and dry.

Overall a pretty good wild ale, as mentioned above comparable to Rodenbach or maybe The Dissident. But at about twice the price, probably not worth coming back to.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 02:36:13 | More by draheim
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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vinny21bal

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-02-2013 13:57:47 | More by vinny21bal
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stevec32

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-02-2013 13:36:52 | More by stevec32
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California

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12-02-2013 00:17:49 | More by crhea89
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Ohio

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jfstilling

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-01-2013 16:04:28 | More by jfstilling
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scotv

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-01-2013 15:32:02 | More by scotv
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Thishops4u

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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Lukafer

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

08/01/13 large format bottle poured into a snifter for tasting. Minimal head dissipates pretty quickly. Opaque ruby color, no lacing or cling. Dark fruit aromas but super tart. More of a specific, dark berry, flavor, and also very tart, but not too sour. Feels smooth up front, but dry and highly carbonated in the middle/end. Berry/tart aftertaste. Overall, really good beer. Super unique and interesting; really enjoy what Goose Island has done here. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 20:32:08 | More by rodlavers
Juliet from Goose Island Beer Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,224 ratings.