Lolita - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by nhindian:
4.03/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
22oz bottle split with russwbeck and poured into a Goose Island wine glass.
A - Pours a sunburst orange speckled with crimson and burnt orange. A little cloudy and there's a bit of sediment floating around from the conditioning. Only about a half finger of head with decent retention. lacing is thin with not a lot sticking around.
S - The nose is fruity and tart and the barrel, rather than what it held, is quite noticeable. Sour raspberries are there, but not exactly the highlight. A good amount of oak and subtle vanilla are very prominent, as well as a bit of alcohol in the back-end.
T - Although the nose doesn't display the raspberries as much as I would've expected, the taste does turn it up a notch. It's balanced, though, so don't expect a raspberry explosion. This balance still leads to a good tasting beer though! Lots of oak and tartness, and a smooth vanilla finish. Not a whole lot of alcohol in the finish here.
M - Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with lowish carbonation. Although the carbonation isn't that high, it still is decent especially for it being barrel-aged and for the style.
D/O - Drinkability is moderately high. Very flavorful taste even though the smell left a little to be desired for. This was the first of Three Sisters, so hopefully the others will follow through!
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2011 22:22:34 | More by nhindian
More User Reviews:
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
4.05/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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
Lolita from Goose Island Beer Co.
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