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Lolita - Goose Island Beer Co.

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92
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1,425 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,425
Reviews: 269
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 216
Gots: 506 | FT: 53
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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mwilbur

Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip. Bottle on 17JUN13.
A: Pours a coppery red hue with 1/2 inch bubbly white head that quickly recedes.
S: Tart raspberries, oak wine barrels, and a musty barnyard funk. Lovely.
T: Oh-so-tart raspberries...mouth puckering. Mild sweet malt, oak wine barrels (a definite vinous quality), and a hint of barnyard funk.
M: Light body. Refreshing and tart. Mildly sweet...especially in the finish.
D: A surprisingly good brew. The tart raspberry note is superb. Very sessionable even with an 8.7 ABV.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 05:03:11 | More by mwilbur
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a wonderful framboise type beer, wild raspberry ale, loaded with fresh berry character, but a step below stuff like cantillon and others. pink and winey in the glass, not much head after the initial pour, looking almost still, but still sprightly on the palate. nose is huge lacto and barrel character, not as belgian as i expected in the yeast department, just a true wild here. funky as heck, but the raspberries dominate. tart and sweet, fresh and ripe, young and mature elements both present, dynamic, but not as complex as some. the flavor just drips fresh raspberries, a fruit i really love in beer when its done right. leagues below stuff like atrial rubicite in both brett and fruit character, but its like a kid brother to a beer like that. beautifully done, i wish for only richer body, a little more heft, and maybe some more bacterial kick, but i thinks this is one if the best of the sisters, and shows that goose island is still a very relevant player in the beer scene, despite being macro in many ways. beer this good from a brewery this big should cost less though, and ill bet if sierra nevada made it it would cost ten bucks. thats my only real problem with an otherwise very enjoyable and fun wild ale. nevermind that its not the most unique framboise lambic type out there, its delicious and thats what matters. shockingly high alcohol though for its taste and drinkability. wowza!

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 04:10:26 | More by StonedTrippin
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dogfishandi

New York

4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2013 vintage.

Pours a nice amber reddish color, head fizzled out almost immediately.

Aroma is full of fresh jamy raspberries. Hints of wine barrel. Very nice raspberry aroma, but a bit one dimensional in that aspect.

Initially i got quite A bit of bandaid and barnyard like Brett funk. Surprisingly not very sour. A nice fresh raspberry comes in. Defiantly some wine flavors come in towards the finish with just a slight hint of a wine like alcohol.

Very highly carbonated.

I was really hoping for quite a bit more sourness. Has a decent tartness, but really lacking that palate coating acidity I love in my sours. Raspberry and wine barrel flavors are done nicely though.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 16:39:37 | More by dogfishandi
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Lolita from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,425 ratings.