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Juliet - Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,311 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,311
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 447
Gots: 469 | 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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Pours a orange-russet color, cloudy and glowing, with a small white head that retains as a fine, bubbly ring. Fruity berries and dry mustiness in the nose. Tart juicy sweetness and woody spice. Quite sour in the mouth, loads of blackberry tartness, dry oaky wood, and lactic notes. Increasing lemon acidity and some funky straw notes. Not necessarily the most complex thing ever, but damn tasty. Medium-light and acidic mouthfeel, finishing tart and dry. Mmmm...enjoyable and a bit more sour than Lolita. The blackberry isn't super prevalent, as the citric acidity tends to dominate.

wedge, Feb 17, 2014
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Orangy-peach-pink-garnet colored beer under a small tight head. No lace and sparse retention, but very nice unusual color. Aroma is tart purple berries, stinky orange, wine, musky wood, floral, yeast, brett, funk... Taste is a perky surge of sour mouth watering fruit, fermented and tangy. Nice dry, super smooth mouthfeel. Smacky. Very nice...

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A- pours golden orange color with peach highlights, small fizzy head that dissipates quickly

S- big juicy blackberry notes with the french oak really coming through on the aroma, some funky yeast closes it out

T- the blackberry flavors and big and tart up front, and very authentic tasting, unlike some fruit infused beers. Nice funky yeast mixes in with some fermented grape flavor, the finish is tart with more juicy berries on the finish

M- medium body with medium carbonation leads to a lightly foamy mouthfeel and a crisp-yet-tart finish

O- I really liked the blackberry notes in this beer, it was just enough sour, yet well balanced. I'd put this up there with Lolita as my favorite of the sister beers.

Treyliff, Feb 04, 2014
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Juliet from Goose Island Beer Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,311 ratings.