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Scarlett - Goose Island Beer Co.

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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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5/5  rDev +17.1%

cjacobsen, Nov 14, 2011
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pghawkins, Aug 14, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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...

emerge077, Sep 09, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

CPditka, May 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

CaptainNomihodai, Feb 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jegross2, Oct 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

robnolan, May 21, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

AgentZero, Oct 21, 2011
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4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

4DAloveofSTOUT, Sep 13, 2011
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FullObs, Aug 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

mychalg9, Jun 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

tut2528, May 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

thewimperoo, Nov 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

spycow, Jan 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

BullBearHawk, Sep 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

jplopez21, Sep 30, 2013
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JellyJacket, Sep 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

kevanb, May 17, 2012
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Scarlett from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.