Lolita | Goose Island Beer Co.

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4.11/5
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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): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian-style ale aged in French oak Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. Each barrel receives 50+ pounds of fresh raspberries. Spontaneous secondary fermentation in the barrels. Aged 8 months or more.

Added by robbyc1 on 10-29-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,217
Reviews:
366
Ratings:
2,184
pDev:
10.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
273
Gots:
733
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,184 |  Reviews: 366
Photo of brantleysmith
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rcole1958
1/5  rDev -75.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Outrageously priced at $34 for a 4-pack at my local craft shop. Come on, don’t you realize that you’re killing the Golden Beer Goose (pun intended)?

This review is predicated on a reasonable cost-to-benefit ratio, and Corporation that owns Goose Island Beer Co. has far exceeded the market limits of that calculus. Thus, my low rating.

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Photo of ShawnL
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vincechan
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rrossjets
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
2.76/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Taste: woody oak, tart, raspberry, fermented fruit, sour, wine notes, acidic dry finish. medicine like nose, fermented berries, wine, oak nose. Deep reddish hue, mostly clear, not much head, or lace. Medium to med/full body. Too acidic for me. 32 IBUs

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Photo of ParkbrauFan
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cp45
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of porters4life
3.6/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of animal69
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chilmer
2.86/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WillNJ
2.14/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

looked good but tastes like vinegar and seltzer mixed with sour patch kids. I took a couple of sips, my face puckered and I used the rest to clean my drip coffee maker. awful. If you're selling vinegar in a bottle with a cute "lolita" name on it, don't charge $20/bottle.

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Photo of Bstoeckel
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brianito
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 355ml bottle into glass. Bottled on date is '04NOV16 1257'.
Cloudy, reddish pale amber colored body. Some white sediment bodies (as mentioned on the label). Fizzy head quickly disappears. No lacing.
Aroma of raspberry, oak, red grape, and funk.
Taste has raspberry jam (but not too sweet), tart red grape and oak tannins, funk (horse blanket, earthy, leather), apple vinegar, and some bitter hops at the end. The natural fruit taste continues as the flavor profile fades away.
Medium mouth feel, with low carbonation.
Beer is tasty, with semi-sweet, tart, and sour aspects all mixing together.

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Photo of JD_Kaplan
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lochef81
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy dark orange color with light beige head. Aroma is really fruity with raspberry jam and concentrated syrup. Taste is also fruity, not very tart, you can also get the wine barrel notes. Medium body with medium to low carbonation. Quite nice fruit notes, not too acidic, easy drinking.

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Photo of Giggy
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbuddha
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stephenlee
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kmkapalka
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Lolita from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 2,184 ratings