Lolita | 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): 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:
#3,801
Reviews:
370
Ratings:
2,189
pDev:
10.46%
 
 
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Photo of emyers
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Semi cloudy reddish amber with a think white lacing.

Nose: tart berries. Some underlying brettanomyces

Taste: more tart berries, lactic acid, some bready character. Finish is pleasantly tart with subtle sweetness.

Feel: dry, tart

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Photo of GratefulFC
3.2/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a red, grapefruit color. Smell is slight hops and white wine. Taste is slight hops, white wine, and citrus. Taste is sour like a sour patch kid.

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

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

The last of my expensive Goose Island Christmas present to myself. $23.99 for a 765 ml bottle!!!! Poured an orange color with a pinkish tinge with a small fizzy white head that fades very quickly. Minimal lacing on the flute glass. Aroma includes the raspberry, a little oak bitterness from the barrel and a nice sourness from the yeast. Taste is more of the same. The sourness is just right, not all that vinegary, just a sour patch candy type of pucker that blends very nicely with the fruit. Mouthfeel is light and tart. Good level of carbonation. Another winner, although an expensive one, from Goose Island.

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Photo of dream
3.55/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2016 Batch

Look: Amber peach with a nice head that dissipates somewhat quickly.

Smell: It smells like that cologne Aramis. No shit. It straight up smells like Aramis.

Taste: Hmm.. it tastes just like Aramis too. Not off putting, as Aramis is not a bad cologne. It's just's the question of do I want to taste it with a hint of raspberries and tartness.

Feel: Refreshing, if I took away the taste. It has an interesting carbonation profile, and I'm suspecting that's because of the Belgian leaning.

Overall: This is part of my Shelf Turd series reviews, dedicated to Lee's Liquor on East Sunset Road in Las Vegas. A legendary shelf turd beer shop which has absolutely no regard for craft beer. I got this beer for $9.99 marked down from $24.99. A shelf turd of 2 years, this beer was as I suspect still very fresh (it had that nice magical mist when you popped the top still). However it just wasn't amazing to me. Oh well, someone else might really enjoy it.

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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

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Lolita from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 2,189 ratings