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Juliet - Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,269 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,269
Reviews: 326
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 446
Gots: 463 | FT: 41
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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mcsauter82

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-19-2014 14:51:22 | More by mcsauter82
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Piddmeista

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-18-2014 18:35:00 | More by Piddmeista
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Elprico

Texas

4.34/5  rDev +2.1%

A-Pours a dark orange with some pink. Lots of carbonation at the beginning, but settles pretty quickly. Almost no head to speak of.

S-Definite sourness and fruit will hit you right up front, but the wine and wild yeast becomes apparent later on to round it out. Very complex with the right amount of funk.

T-Tart berries and slight brett flavors. Very similiar to the way it smells. The blackberries weren't apparent right off the bat, but I did catch some green apple. All around crisp.

M-Fairly carbonated, but great mouthfeel. The wine barrels seem to give it a bit of a dryness, but in a good way.

O-Overall, a great sour. The tartness was balanced with the dry, crispness of the wine and wild yeast, even if can be a bit overwhelming in the long run. It's worth a try if you're willing to shell out the money and I'm looking forward to trying their other sours.

01-18-2014 01:55:36 | More by Elprico
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MastaShonuf

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

01-17-2014 13:41:12 | More by MastaShonuf
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Spigs

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

01-16-2014 20:04:40 | More by Spigs
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-16-2014 00:51:18 | More by ubufan2112
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DCdevyl78

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-15-2014 23:41:13 | More by DCdevyl78
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EliotRosewater

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-15-2014 01:53:56 | More by EliotRosewater
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OnryAndMean

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-14-2014 21:08:56 | More by OnryAndMean
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-11-2014 15:42:59 | More by outoffocus
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-11-2014 13:22:47 | More by ncstateplaya
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Rollzroyce21

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-11-2014 08:02:19 | More by Rollzroyce21
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%

A- Somewhat orange body with lots of ruby highlights. No head to speak of, but some clear carbonation bubbles hang around briefly. Almost pours like a fizzy flat soda, but looks very nice once it settles.

S- Berries, grape must, oaky wine, slight vegetal aroma.

T- Starts out tart and funky, fruity and sour. About half way through the first sip is a big wave of sweet tart candy flavors. Incredibly sweet and incredibly tart. Finish is slightly more mellow with lots of blackberry flavor coming through in the way of sugar-sweet jam-like flavors.

M- Fizzy, high carbonation, light body. Very puckering, but no real alcohol presence.

O- A very nice sour that has hints of greatness. The jam-like blackberry flavors are fantastic, but the overwhelming blue sweet tart flavors sometimes get in the way. All in all a very nice sour.

01-11-2014 01:09:19 | More by stephenjmoore
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erha2

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-10-2014 15:48:31 | More by erha2
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kmoen

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-10-2014 06:55:00 | More by kmoen
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Pat316

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-08-2014 16:00:03 | More by Pat316
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ThatsThatDude

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-06-2014 14:52:03 | More by ThatsThatDude
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bamarado

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-05-2014 20:53:56 | More by bamarado
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-05-2014 19:48:10 | More by TXhomebrewer
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ccronin

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

01-05-2014 16:44:15 | More by ccronin
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

01-05-2014 03:08:37 | More by BarrytheBear
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PaulsBrew

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-03-2014 18:28:23 | More by PaulsBrew
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-NESTO-

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-02-2014 16:01:03 | More by -NESTO-
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DerrickW

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

01-02-2014 15:55:42 | More by DerrickW
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PlinyBeMiney

California

4.44/5  rDev +4.5%

Appearance is a orangish pink. Light carbonation upon initial pour which dissipates into just a subtle amount of bubbles hiding unless you hold the glass closely up to light. I smell barnyard funk, straight brett. There is a dryness exemplified by the wine barrel on the back end. Tastes juicy, with the blackberry fruit bursting at each sip. The Brett character is apparent definitely keeping the sweetness in check. Carbonation is light on the palate, but I think it's just fine for the style. Overall a nice American wild that showcases great fruit character. I loved this and the Lolita I had a few nights back.

01-02-2014 01:28:52 | More by PlinyBeMiney
Juliet from Goose Island Beer Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,269 ratings.