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:
1,592
Reviews:
356
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.26%
 
 
Wants:
499
Gots:
498
For Trade:
40
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Ratings: 1,592 |  Reviews: 356
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

Photo of brians52
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sanha926
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fordknox
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Bottled in 2012

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a reddish orange with a small off white head that fades quickly and leaves minimal lacing
S: Smells of sourness, oak and funk with some hints of blackberries
T: Taste is quite tart with some funk, horeseblanket, oak and barnyard with some blackberries. Swallow is more oak and funk with some lingering blackberry flavors
M: This one is medium in body with soft carbonation and a drying finish from the acidity.
O: This is a great sour beer with fantastic flavors and complexity. Great fruit influence along with the sourness and the funk makes this one very memorable. I need to drink a fresher one to see how it compares but this one is exceptional.

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Photo of Mpontiakos
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of egoo33
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomeKidNamedAlex
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

As tart as my favorite Kreiks, this drinks like a satisfyingly refreshing bite into a sour Granny Smith with a simultaneous blackberry punch. The mouthfeel toes the line between the thick sourness of a Flemish red and the dry crisp refreshing citrus of a mint Julip. The flavor is pleasantly complex for such a macrobrew. Cranberry, port, cherry, boysenberry and tons of blackberry come through on top of obvious sour tones and citrus notes - a tiny bit of earthiness. The finish shows you a glimpse into the beers steel tank fermentation - metallic, a little bit medicinal, and lemony. All in all well rounded and enjoyable - if you like Sours.

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

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

Photo of gspeer711
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

2010
No hint of slowing down this wild ale had all the sour and tartness that I love but was so smooth and easy to drink. Flavor tended towards cranberry juice but I could certainly taste the Sauvignon grapes and blackberries.

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

Photo of DanforthPewter
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of phattman073
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopazoid
4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Juliet from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 1,592 ratings.
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