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
Ratings:
1,585
Reviews:
352
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.26%
 
 
Wants:
497
Gots:
499
For Trade:
40
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Photo of LAp
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sour, funky, a little sweet, but overall a strong sour. The fruit comes through prominently, but there's a strong nuanced sour base here too. An excellent wild ale. Sampled from a friend's taster at a sour tasting event. Not enough was tried to give a true rating, but a placeholder approximating it has been given here.

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Photo of Redsunsx01x
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lurkerson
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.64/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of larryarms847
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly rusty orange hue with minimal carbonation that dissipates quickly. A noticeable oily slickness on the surface.

Bright fresh tart blackberry aroma with additional berry notes, a bit of herbal spice/earthiness, and a vinous white grape note.

A burst of blackberry flavor. Very tart and refreshing fruitiness with a touch of oaky and vinous barrel character.

Light-bodied, low carbonation, puckeringly tart, fruity.

Overall, quite a pleasant beer. Definitely leans farther on the tart vs. funk spectrum and provides a heavy does of nice blackberry aroma and flavor with a pleasantly puckering tartness.

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Photo of Bugs318
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlakeAM
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheDoak
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jadjunk
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

No label information. Juliet is brewed in the style of a Belgian Style Wild Ale aged in wine barrels with blackberries added. Available in 750ml. limited release bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 750ml. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a short-lived crisp, fizzy head of a pale beige tone over a medium hazy caramel amber body with moderate carbonation. Retention is poor and there is no visible lacing. 2.5

(Smell) Bread and pale malts with the tangy, acidic and slightly sweet impact of blackberry juice. Bold tartness and acidity suggest Brettanomyces had a further impact on this beer, and a peppery, spicy nose is suggestive of Belgian farmhouse style yeast strains. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) Very sour and acidic up front with the tanginess of blackberry fruit adding a mild note of juicy complexity. Moderately dry malt profile, quite clean and lightly bodied with simple pale malt and bread malt characters. The spiciness of the yeast profile is a bit more dialed down and in line with the other flavors in this beer, coming through quite nicely for a punctuated finish. The barrel aging is detectable, vinous characters are mild but lend themselves well to the fruit base of this beer for a light and dry but complex sour. Juliet is one of the most sour of the sister beer releases I have sampled from this brewery as yet, but is nicely done as well. 4.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is smooth, slick, lightly residual, tangy and peppery, moderately chalky dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a mild frothiness and a medium crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is sour, tangy and acidic, over sweet. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) This is one of the more acidic and tangy sour beers out of the "sister" series, and the blackberry character, while not particularly bold in flavor delivery, accents the simple malt profile well. This is my favorite of the bunch so far, but I would find an annual release in a more accessible format far more pleasing for a return visit, as this is one of their most expensive releases as a 750. 4

Goose Island Beer Co.'s
Juliet: Belgian Style Wild Ale
4.03/5.00

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Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucoli
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled August 2013. Pours a cloudy orange color with a thin carbonated head that quickly dissipates. Lacing is non-existent. Nice tart aroma with some undertones of cherries and blackberries and wine. Very good cherry taste up front with a sharp, tart zing and blackberries at the end. Small amount of rye is present. Medium bodied with high carbonation. Definitely an enjoyable beer. Not too tart.

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Photo of kristinc
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DbbC
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraFlight
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of darklord2011
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Just cracked a bottle dated 1/26/12. Wow. This has aged really really well. Very enoyable.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.17/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of OEB
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kraticus41
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mig100
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spoda1983
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CLehman11
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gonzo000
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Juliet from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 1,585 ratings.
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