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Lolita - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,488
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 218
Gots: 515 | FT: 55
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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ninaturner

Florida

1/5  rDev -75.7%

01-05-2014 17:14:45 | More by ninaturner
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JJFordick

Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -69.7%

09-14-2012 22:47:07 | More by JJFordick
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JISurfer

South Carolina

1.36/5  rDev -67%

Sorry, this beer was nasty in my opinion. It was thin and watery looking, no head at all. The taste was like robotussin, but slightly less mediciney. I can't really describe the smell, other than Robotussin light. Not sure if I got a glass from a bad keg or what, but this was very disappointing.

11-23-2013 02:29:56 | More by JISurfer
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SIEVS

Missouri

2/5  rDev -51.5%

03-16-2012 01:51:05 | More by SIEVS
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fx20736

New York

2.25/5  rDev -45.4%

Bought a single bottle from Beers of the World for $ 23 on 2/23/14. Served chilled into a white wine glass.

Appearance: coppery amber full of effervescent carbonation. No head.

Smell: at first blush vinegar which changes into a sour fruitiness very much like Champagne.

Taste: tart raspberries followed by a pungent funkiness.

Mouthfeel: full and prickly.

Overall: My first ever Sour, maybe my last. Goose Island is my favorite brewery but this simply does not work for me.

02-24-2014 02:07:02 | More by fx20736
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dstanmyer

New York

2.25/5  rDev -45.4%

07-03-2014 02:04:19 | More by dstanmyer
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tp05lg

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -45.4%

04-16-2014 22:31:55 | More by tp05lg
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GoldenVIKE

Illinois

2.3/5  rDev -44.2%

A - Murky copper/cherry red pour with almost no head, lace, or even carbonation visible.

S - faint smell like raspberry fruit candy

T - very sour and dry tasting. tart but not sweet enough to balance the sour.

M - medium bodied, light carbonation

O - Too sour and dry for my liking. Could use more sweetness and carbonation.

05-05-2012 19:47:58 | More by GoldenVIKE
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ChrisWood6000

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

12-27-2013 01:33:20 | More by ChrisWood6000
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JVan

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

03-14-2012 14:08:36 | More by JVan
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ricecracker420

California

2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

01-25-2014 01:31:40 | More by ricecracker420
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BrooklynPanch

New York

2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

06-28-2014 21:02:12 | More by BrooklynPanch
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jeanphony

New York

2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

05-03-2012 22:45:36 | More by jeanphony
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RickS95

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

Looks sort of like a beer, but mostly like a reddish brown wine. There's a head for a short period, but it's dissipates quickly. Slightly thinner and lighter than wine, but you get the idea.

The nose is very similar to some krieks I've had. A slight sour, vinegary scent that evolves into raspberry.

It's not great tasting. Almost a medicinal flavor, cough syrup like. A tart raspberry taste with just a hint of vinegar. Similar to red wine, just a bit thinner.

Very tart from beginning to end. Only slightly less harsh than a Belgian sour kriek. Not quite bitter, just tart and sour. Medium bodied. It's a dry finish, but it coats your tongue with dry. Puckers your lips.

Bottled on 11/12/11 so maybe I should have given it more time, but it's only barely drinkable and just beer-like. There's an alcohol heat, but not much taste. Not my favorite.

05-28-2012 02:55:59 | More by RickS95
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

02-16-2014 23:36:19 | More by CraigTravor
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PortLargo

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

11-07-2013 19:47:42 | More by PortLargo
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whartontallboy

New York

2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

04-11-2012 20:43:12 | More by whartontallboy
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Filabee

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

04-05-2014 16:58:06 | More by Filabee
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nlucio1


2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

08-19-2014 00:19:46 | More by nlucio1
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Anvilfarm

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

06-27-2014 00:40:57 | More by Anvilfarm
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robo90124

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

04-29-2012 23:36:03 | More by robo90124
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BearsOnAcid

Massachusetts

2.78/5  rDev -32.5%

Reddish chestnut color, almost no head on the pour. Looked like some big soapy bubbles that just feel flat.

Very earthy dirt funk that I get from most raspberry wild ales. The raspberries seem to be doing its usual thing it does in wild ales. Reminds of the seeds mixed with rotten raspberries. Acidic and a mild pretzel aroma.

Tart raspberry syrup flavor. Not like an artificial flavor but not very fresh tasting. Flavor just drops off completely after swallowing. A very mild one dimensional bretty finish could be salvaged. This beer is like drinking a funky sour raspberry soda.

It was okay to drink but like all of the Goose Island sours (except for MAYBE Juliet), I would never seek it out or bother trying it again.

04-13-2011 15:44:40 | More by BearsOnAcid
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rmcnealy

Illinois

2.78/5  rDev -32.5%

Served chilled in a traditional becker.

Poured a dark amber with a very small active bubbly head that fleeted quick. The beer is rather translucent with virtually no sediment. The first aromas are familiar of red wines with an end tapering of what appears to be cloves. The taste is very tart and the raspberries become quickly evident. The carbonation is also showcased at this point. The taste fades quickly leaving a slight bitterness with a fruity, berry residual at the end. Very interesting taste. I get what is trying to be done here, but not sure I agree with it. I'd almost rather have some freshly made sangria if given the option. Definitely not my favorite Goose Island offering, but it was bottled before A-Busch took over so I can only imagine down from here.

Found at Cardinal Liq's, Niles IL

10-28-2011 23:00:44 | More by rmcnealy
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drmcleod10

Missouri

2.78/5  rDev -32.5%

2013 version. 765mL Bottle poured into wide glass.

A - Coppery orangish look with with a minimal 1/8 of an inch off-white head.

S - Smells like raspberries, oak, assorted champagne and white wine. Lots of tart.

T - Not a huge fan of fruity and wild ales. Too much carbonation, tastes like raspberries and champagne. Haven't had many of this style as I tend to stick to stouts, DIPA's, and APA's. Again Taste is much of the same as the smell. Tart, champagne, raspberries, and wine, with hints of oak.

M - Medium Bodied, more carb. than I'm used to. Very bitter and not an easy sipper.

O - I am not a fan of this style of wild ale. Perhaps a year or two to dim down the carb. might do this one some good. Maybe i'll start growing accustomed to the style of beer.

3/5

11-04-2013 04:27:48 | More by drmcleod10
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.2%

11-29-2013 18:02:18 | More by IPAchris
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Lolita from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,488 ratings.