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Scarlett - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Scarlett
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with the Saison and farmhouse ales of Belgium in mind, we added fresh Raspberries and Brettanomyces to a wine barrel and aged the Saison base for 9 months.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-08-2010)
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Reviews by cjacobsen:
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cjacobsen

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-14-2011 19:55:49 | More by cjacobsen
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pghawkins

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-14-2012 14:41:14 | More by pghawkins
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emerge077

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%

Advertised as Scarlett at the BA gathering at Goose Clybourn.
Who knows with all the aliases and re-naming Goose has been doing.

Murky scarlet red, darker in the center, more saturated color around the edges where the light gets through. Off white foam that has a subtle pinkish tint, hard to tell for sure. Lasting foam, drippy lace adheres to the walls of the glass easily.

Sour raspberry aroma, slight wild funkiness, but about as restrained as Lolita. Maybe a little more wet hay/minerality coming through from the Brett.

Flavors of tart raspberry, natural whole fruit, no syrup bullshit. Seedy tannins, crisp and tart, lightly lactic yogurt notes. Effervescent and crisp, very easy drinking and refreshing. Would be easy to sit and drink all night. Cheers to Mr. Laffler for this one...

09-09-2011 01:43:15 | More by emerge077
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CPditka

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-23-2012 00:44:17 | More by CPditka
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-25-2013 00:10:23 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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jegross2

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

10-11-2013 03:54:28 | More by jegross2
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-22-2013 09:35:05 | More by Anonymous1
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robnolan

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-21-2012 15:13:31 | More by robnolan
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AgentZero

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -4%

A - Nice pink colored beer with a white head that left just a slight bit of stick on the sides.

S - Smells pretty nice. Do get some raspberries, with a bit of yeast and brett. Good funk and sweetness while still smelling like a saison.

T - Some tartness and sweetness from the raspberries. A little bit of citrus in there with a bit of funk and hay.

M - Nice carbontion, fairly refreshing and light. Lighter bodied.

O - Very easy to drink. Decently tart without being too sweet and has good flavor. Could easily drink this again.

10-21-2011 06:28:16 | More by AgentZero
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%

9 oz sample tasted at the Screw City beer festival in rockford on 9/10/11. Reviewed from notes. This was the first beer I sampled at the festival during the VIP hour.

poured into the official tasting glass by the Goose Island rep at the tent.

Appearance: light pink to slightly redish bodied beer with white and pink fizzy head.

Smell: Ripe red raspberries. Mildly malty, yeasty, a hints of spicyness. Mild and pleasant funk.

Taste: The raspberries are fruity, sweet, and tart. Mild to moderate funky hay taste. Maybe a little pepper and yeast in the background. Its really tasty.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied beer. Moderate and lively carbonation that makes the beer finish dry.

Overall: This was my favorite beer of the screw city beer festival. Really a delacate and tasty beer. It simple and an elegant beer!

09-13-2011 02:40:34 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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FullObs

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-23-2012 19:10:42 | More by FullObs
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mychalg9

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-12-2012 12:15:25 | More by mychalg9
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tut2528

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-20-2013 13:58:08 | More by tut2528
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-18-2011 16:11:19 | More by thewimperoo
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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-17-2013 17:07:28 | More by spycow
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BullBearHawk

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-25-2013 00:51:51 | More by BullBearHawk
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jplopez21

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18%

09-30-2013 22:16:41 | More by jplopez21
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JellyJacket

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

09-23-2013 11:11:20 | More by JellyJacket
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kevanb

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

On tap at the Hopleaf in Andersonville in Chicago. From notes.

A nice scarlet color, no real head, a bit of white foam on the top that doesn't last more than a second or two, cloudy like a saison would normally be. The aroma is all raspberry, mild funk, some light hay, but really just sweet raspberry, reads more like a framboise. The flavors are nice, loads of raspberry that is tart and puckering without being too vinegary and sour, in fact almost no vinegar flavors common to many sour beers. The funky flavors are there as is a HINT of grain and yeast, but dominated by the brett and fruit, but the saison elements are not dominant in any way, again, I kept thinking framboise and not at all saison, which is a bit of a shame, this could have been a great experiment. The body is okay, a bit bubbly but I think at this point we are in sour/wild ale territory and all notions of a saison or farmhouse ale should be abandoned.

Verdict: Well, it's probably the best sour GI has brewed to date, and if it gets treated as such, I'd love to drink it again!

05-17-2012 00:05:05 | More by kevanb
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Piotr_Rasputin


2.75/5  rDev -35.6%

08-10-2012 21:19:53 | More by Piotr_Rasputin
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whartontallboy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-04-2012 13:35:48 | More by whartontallboy
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Scrumtralecent

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-18-2011 21:10:47 | More by Scrumtralecent
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antoines15

California

3/5  rDev -29.7%

04-19-2012 00:31:58 | More by antoines15
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bradner

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%

03-03-2012 03:10:41 | More by bradner
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Dontcounttoday

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-20-2012 01:23:09 | More by Dontcounttoday
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Scarlett from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.