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Lolita - Goose Island Beer Co.

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92
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1,634 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,634
Reviews: 280
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 235
Gots: 536 | 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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11/12/11
No head on my pour. reddish body.

Funk in the nose and some raspberry, but quite leaft.

Some tang, more funk. Raspberry is subtle, not too sweet. Well balanced. Some oak seems evident as well. Quite nice.

Understated carbonation-- not bad.

Nice, tangy, dryish and balanced.

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650 mL bottle poured into an Allagash chalice. Bottled 11/12/11.

Appearance - Pink, maybe more red. White head that fades to nothing. A little lifeless after it sits.

Smell - Strong raspberry aroma. Had this right after Juliet and the fruit is significantly more pronounced. Light musty wine aroma behind it.

Taste - Strong raspberry flavor again. The beer is much more subdued than in Juliet, with the fruit at the forefront. The barrel makes an appearance, but it's blended with the fruit. Musty light sourness that is probably masked by the fruit sweetness. Barely sour. Mostly a tartness from the fruit. Much like Blushing Monk.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with good carbonation. Slightly dry.

Overall - Good fruit character, but I want more beer. Not as good as Juliet.

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Lolita from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,634 ratings.