Juliet - Goose Island Beer Co.
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4.2/5 rDev -1.2%
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.
02-04-2014 05:32:16 | More by Treyliff
4.33/5 rDev +1.9%
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/11/2010. Pours lightly cloudy red-orange color with a 1-2 finger foamy off white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big tart blackberry, raspberry, green apple, red grape, oak, clove, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, pepper, musty brett funk, leather, rye, toast, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance of tart fruit, fruity/funky brett, malt, and barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of tart blackberry, raspberry, green apple, red grape, oak, clove, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, pepper, musty brett funk, leather, rye, toast, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of fruity acidic tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart blackberry, raspberry, green apple, red grape, oak, clove, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, musty funk, rye, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and balance of tart fruits, wine barrel, and big fruity/funky brett presence; with a great malt/acidity balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible fruited sour ale with 3 years of age. Big brett presence with great balance of wine barrel and blackberry fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on with the balanced acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.
01-27-2014 22:41:31 | More by superspak
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
Juliet from Goose Island Beer Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,270 ratings.