Juliet | Goose Island Beer Co.

1,596 Ratings

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

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

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber. Good color. Interesting smell. BlackBerry notes and some cab tannis. Vinegar smell but light and mixes well with the others. Nice moderate brett note. Ditto taste but adds a stronger brett funk. Tingling carbonation make good. Light body and thin. Good. Go for it.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Opened the 2010 version accidentally instead of the 2012....

A: orange/pink/purple mix with a huge head. This was a bit of a gusher, but not bad. HEad dies but leaves some nice lacing for a while.

S: sourness, funk, grass, and berries. Smells vinous.

T: tart berries are still present very much. Delicious tasting with more tart and less funk tahn the smell.

M: well carbonated, great feeling of etching my teeth, and medium body is lightened by the carbonation and acidity.

O: excellent, wish I hadn't drank my 2010 now, but I'll know that my 2012s are good for a while.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1199th Review on BA
Bottle to Bruery Tulip

Bottled 12/11/10

Thanks to RandomBattle for this bottle.

Shared with GuruDel

App- A very well blended color. Had a bit of reds, pinks, browns, yellows. It had a good sour color(Not a good description I know) but had traces of the blackberry purple with some good barrel color. Not really a head again, more bubbles but did leave some okay bubbles.

Smell- A huge sour note opens this up. The fruit comes in with some good layers of the blackberries, acid, tart, a bit of dampness and some oak from the wine barrels.

Taste- Very well done beer. I can see why no one wanted to give me one last year. Incredibly detailed with notes of funk, sour, acid, but not tummy upsetting though. The earthy wood notes balance it all out. I liked this one just a bit more from Lolita. More layers, more pop! Just a bit better tasting.

Mouth- A lighter medium body with a medium carbonation. A bit prickly with a good amount of funky, sour and fruit on the finish.

Drink- The 3rd of the 3 sisters has again lived up to the hype. A great american wild ale with wonderful use of a often forgotten fruit in the blackberries. Great beer. Need another one.

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to fishingnet for this one.

A: Pours a nice light pinkish hue with a small fizzy white head that shows tinges of pink. Lots of spritz, but no retention or lace which is fine for the style.

S: Nice tart red berries, bread, and yeast.

T: Tart raspberry, acid, earth, and light oak.

M: Light and zippy carbonation carrys the flavor nicely.

D: Wonderful sour offering by Goose Island.

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

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Juliet from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 1,596 ratings
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