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Juliet | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A rye beer aged in French oak (Robert Craig Cabernet Sauvignon) with blackberries and Brettanomyces.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#808
Reviews:
360
Ratings:
1,602
pDev:
10.12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
501
Gots:
496
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,602 |  Reviews: 360
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2015 Vintage.
Moderate to vigorous pour yields no head, no lacing, and a muted pink body. Nose of blackberry and citrus. Taste of tart berry and slight pepper with a wine-like tannic finish. Feel is a bit lacking and overall a pretty enjoyable experience. Cheers!

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Photo of hophugger
3.72/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a yellow color with a slight pink and purple edge to it when held up to the light and a slight off white head in the smallish 1/4" range. Aroma smacked of blackberries and red wine barrel sourness.

The taste is a nice blend of bretty depth and blackberry tartness. Dark fruit sweetness and sourness going on. Very easy to drink, hides the alcohol quite well. I like the one two punch of getting the blackberry fruitiness and then the wine barrel complimenting it. Lacks the foot like harshness of a blackberry wild bretted beer in other iterations from other brewers. Its ability to avoid that drawback and still drop plenty of fruity red and purple sour-y notes is its strength.

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Photo of andrewh995
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 vintage: 2 years old and absolute perfection. Pours a clear rose/brown with the smallest head. Smells of tart berries, lactic acid, and lemon. The taste is where this really comes to life. Tart berries galore (raspberry and blackberry), a good amount of lactic acid, lemon juice/zest, tartness, light yeast, light vinegar, some spices, and funkiness. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall probably the best sour I've tried.

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3.85/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WoodBrew
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I tried this at the Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL. It was a sour offering.

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Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml 2013 vintage

A - Pours a lightly hazed amber with a one finger fizzy white head. The head dissapears quickly leaving no lacking.

S - The aroma is blackberries, white grapes, vinegar and oak.

T - The taste is sweet and tart blackberries, green apple, white grape and lacto with a great oak finish.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a nice dry finish.

O - This has aged well over four years. The blackberries and oak are the stars of the show. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Can_if_you_can
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krl2112
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a tinted ruby / ember, quickly dissipating. Aroma has lots of tannins - which flirts with astringency - and some musty barnyard / yeast (though not characteristically brett) with rye spice, not enough of the blackberry. Flavor is more delicate & well-rounded: the tannins & (especially) the oak hit you first, but it segues nicely into tart blackberry, currant, and a sweeter lacto sourness. There is a whisper of the dry cab sav, which adds depth, but I wanted it to be slightly more assertive to balance out some of the tannin & tartness. Mouthfeel is good. All in it is a strong beer but really would have liked more expression from the wine barrel.

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3.72/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ML 2015 Bottled 7/31/15, multiple pours into Goose Island Chalice. Clear copper pour, nominal white head, mild carbonation. Tart blackberry and grape aroma, Tate similar, tart sweet balance, blackberry grape sour taste. Very clear mouth feel, easy drinking. Very good sour/sweet combination, good offering by Goose Island.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy pale salmon with no head.

Smell is acetic berries, oak and aged vinegar.

Taste is acidic tart sour berries, oak, and acetic wood.

Good but stings with a frothy, full body.

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Photo of zenithberwyn
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Azpittil57
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trmiller24
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
3/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Krusader
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.62/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle poured into tulip glass 2016 bottle.

A: Very little head that disappears almost as quick as you can pour it. Body is a reddish brown hue with a slight haze more red on the corners than through the middle.

S: blackberries, oak, wine grapes, some light clove and spice

T: nice beautiful wine flavors oak grapes light blackberries plays throughout. Mid palate you hit some honeyed clove and spices then finishes with lots of tannins and some sourness with more blackberries.

M: effervescent bubbly and tingly on the tongue slight cling medium bodied.

O: This beer is fantastic so much depth of flavors really surprised how well the blackberries come out in it. This was worth every penny and if I see it again I'll buy it no hesitation.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a 10 oz snifter from draught at Firkin on April 4, 2017.

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Photo of WOLFGANG
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

In review is a 2012 vintage.

A - Amber red, clear, light floaties, no carbonation, delicate white lacing ring.

S - Pears, white grapes, apple, and all with tangy, fruity acidity.

T - Tart from start to finish. White grapes, green apple, lots of tart tang and funk.

M - Velvety heavy medium body that's puckering.

O - This aged incredibly well.

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Juliet from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 1,602 ratings
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