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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:
#1,813
Reviews:
360
Ratings:
2,160
pDev:
10.19%
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4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: A ruby colored amber, hazy with a small white head that rapidly sinks into the beer.

S: Tart and acidic with hints of berries, red wine, and funk.

T: Raspberry jam, with a nice tartness, and some earthy funk.

M: Light in body, crisp, with moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

O: Overall a hell of a tasty brew, but falls a little short for the price point, and compared against other brewers doing similar styles.

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4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2015 bottle in 2017

The body is beautiful; it starts as a deep pink and goes to cherry red to amber. A pretty off white serves as a crown, which leaves us too soon.

Flavors are pretty amazing; tart raspberries which combines with hops for some very juicy goodness. It's somewhat acidic and it's stronger when it warms. Carbonation is very mellow which allows the flavors to really come through.

Very very good.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaltofOH
4.61/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 11-4-16. DFH Tulip.

A: pours a pretty clear pinkish copper with a finger of off white head that quickly recedes. Loads of bubbling carbonation. Cloudy on the second pour, disturbing the sediment. I liked it better without.

S: sour, fruity, and - dare I say it - funky. I think that is the smell of brett. Kind of cheesy, nutty, or foot-like. Distinctly raspberry as it warms.

T: drier and way less sweet than I expected. Also less tart and more funk. Immediately dry arrival, slightly sour, then transitions to that funk; kind of like blue cheese? With berries, and then something almost glue like. Not in a bad way, in the way that some bourbons are (but not the cheap acetone fingernail polish remover type). Perhaps that is oak? The fruit and funk go back and forth taking turns dancing on your palate as the music turns bitter. Some mild medicinal note on the end. Hops, maybe? With this beer there is so much going on it is hard to tell. Complex but cohesive. Loses some complexity if you pour the sediment in, in my opinion.

M: light, crisp, highly carbonated, highly refreshing, slightly slick, but the sourness masks the slickness.

O: this is a beer that leaves me grasping for words. There is less sweetness here and less sourness than I was expecting. Had I known it tasted like this I would have drunk it sooner; had I drunk it sooner it might not have tasted like this. This is only the second sour I've had that has really blown me away, but it is spectacular. A must try for any craft beer enthusiast, and one I plan on buying again.

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3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

3/4/2017 - Beer, Bourbon & BBQ - Atlanta

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 7.9% abv

Appearance- Pours a ruby red, with thin head quick to dissipate. Effervescent. Hazy and opaque.

Smell- Smells of grape, raspberry. Wine like.

Taste- Raspberry fruit flavors abound with a vinous character. Barrel aged qualities also are noted, with an oak taste being prominent. Fruit flavors increase in sourness, with a wild yeast element. Finishes sour with some hop bitterness, still fruit notes through the end.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body with low carbonation.

Overall- A flavorful wild ale. Quite sour and showing of an oak barrel aged sour beer. Complex and well done.

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4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.51/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Lolita from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,160 ratings
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