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Lolita - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,571 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,571
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 226
Gots: 526 | FT: 54
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian-style ale aged in French oak Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. Each barrel receives 50+ pounds of fresh raspberries. Spontaneous secondary fermentation in the barrels. Aged 8 months or more.

(Beer added by: robbyc1 on 10-29-2009)
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Sour, that is all.

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4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2011 Vintage courtesy of Mid – Big thanks Alan!
Notes taken on 09/27/2014 – Lost Abbey Stemware

A: Dark amber with orange and ruby tones. Almost cranberry in color with a real nice clarity showing lots of tiny bubbles clinging to the bottom. Virtually no head just some fleeting khaki film on top that is very short lived leaving no lace behind.

S: The aroma is ridiculously good and smells like a freaking liquid fruit roll up. Lightly sweetened with a compote of raspberry, cherry, and assorted mixed berries. I get a touch of oak and lemony tartness on the backend with some faint acetic acid. Has an understated funkiness on it but this one is more about the fruit. Simply lovely.

T: Super smooth balance at three years old with a good amount of tart countered by some sweetened mixed berry juice. Raspberry and cherry mostly. Almost like cherry cough syrup but in a good way without the medicinal aspect. I get a light funkiness with oaky tannins, lemon juice, and some apple cider qualities. Has a great earthy rustic yeast funk and nice bitterness tucked away in the back. Incredibly balanced and drinkable right now with no alcohol coming through.

M: Light to moderate body with a puckering tartness and a super dry tannic finish.

D: I really am confused by the low ratings here but what a treat at three years let me tell you. Perhaps this is not the most complex or sour of sours and I am still not incredibly versed in the wild ales arena however this Lolita was simply fantastic. Goose Island brings the balance which is why I think I love their Sisters line up so much.

Nugganooch, Tuesday at 06:31 PM
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Lolita from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,571 ratings.