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Lolita - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,711
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 237
Gots: 576 | 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:
Beer added by: robbyc1 on 10-29-2009

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.
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

2010 vintage. Bottle on date of 12/4/2010, poured on 2/11/2013. Pours a beautiful deep raspberry red with hunts of dark orange. No head, just some fizz off the top. Smells amazing. Sour cherry, definite raspberry presence, and vinegar sour. Flavor is very sour vinegar to start but mellows quickly into raspberry and cherry flavors. Finishes with some citrus lingering. Clean, crisp and prickly carbonation. Easy going mouthfeel and very drinkable. This is yum.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip. Big thanks to stevefinny for this. 2010 vintage.

3.5 A: Lightly hazed peach color. Fizzy soda pop head that falls just as quickly as it forms.

4.0 S: Nose on this is quite pleasant. Great mix of fruity, acetic, and funky. It's tough to say which aroma is the focus, so I guess I'll say that the nose is codominant. Raspberry fruitiness, vinous grape, slight vinegar, rotting wood earthiness. Mustiness underneath.

3.75 T: Taste follows the nose. Raspberry, vinous grape, mix of acetic and lactic acids, outdoors and basement funk. Slight tannic astringency. Not much pucker in this, but enough funk to make up. Herbalness that comes off as slightly bitter.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Not a lot of spritziness in this, which is something I could use some more of.

3.5 D: Tasty beer that is good enough all around. I've yet to be impressed by a GI sour, but I'm never too disappointed.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful copper color with a one finger foamy white head which vanishes quickly, leaving no lacing. The aroma has tart raspberries, oak, and a small amount of funk.

Tastes like tart raspberries, oak, funk, and I can also pick up some of the wine from the barrel. There is a slight amount of sweetness which blends nicely with the tartness.

Light bodied with soft carbonation. Has a dry finish, and a tart raspberry aftertaste. The alcohol is well disguised for 9.00 % abv. Very nicely made.

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Bottled 11/12/11

A: pours a murky orange with moderate transparency. a fizzy (soda-like) head was formed but it quickly dissipated with no lacing.

S: big tart raspberries dominate the body of this brew. there is a nice oaky barrel touch, wine, citrus, sour lemons, and some barnyard/hay funk.

T: a big blast of tart raspberries and massive citrus. and a big dry wine finish, funk is definitely present as well here.

M: very light on the tongue, big carbonation like champagne.

O: comparitvely speaking, this is my least favorite of the 3 sisters. but its still a nice sour. not much for complexity, but it i enjoy the balacne of the tartness and the wine characters.

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Lolita from Goose Island Beer Co.
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