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
Ratings:
2,128
Reviews:
355
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
10.62%
 
 
Wants:
265
Gots:
729
For Trade:
57
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Ratings: 2,128 |  Reviews: 355
Photo of mcrawford
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StephenCollinsMarshall
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sanitarium16
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a 9 oz snifter from draft at O'Toole's on February 1, 2017.

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Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vainosuomi
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: Dark red-orange color, light frothy off-white head which dissipated quickly
Smell: bright and fruity—raspberries, yeast, and some sweet malt
Taste: Follows nose. Quite a bit more sour than I expected. Dominated by the sour fruit flavors. Dry fruity finish
Feel: Dry, medium body, astringent.

Quite and interesting ale. Close in flavor to a sour or sparkling rosé wine.

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Photo of ssato27
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cubatobaco
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of riderwbd
4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManWithNoName
4.66/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dyssolve
4.78/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I took one sip of this and instantly did a backflip into a full kata routine. Then out of nowhere over 150 ninjas stormed my house, so I grabbed the broom (I was in the kitchen see) and broke it in half and, just like Bruce Lee in Enter The Dragon, I killed everyone of those ninjas with my broken broomstick pieces. I even made Bruce Lee sounds while I did it.

That's how sour this beer is.

Smells malty, looks like carbonated fruit punch. Tastes like

This is not a "smooth" beer. It's not hoppy, and the malt doesn't come as strong as it smells. You can't drink it quickly or gulp it. It must be sipped slowly and you must have plenty of room to move around after each sip (I kept going into "cat stance" from my Shorin Ru days).

Highly recommended.

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Photo of BigIslandfarmer
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MHJeff06
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jfitzbrew
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light plum color. Pretty clear with almost no head. Definitely get the raspberry and bit of funk in the aroma along with notes of acetic acid. Similar flavor profile as aroma with a bit of bitterness. Good sour that has large distribution but not my favorite.

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Photo of SamuelMiller
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, light brick red with a few yeast chunks and a thin off-white head that fades fast. Aroma is raspberry, jammy, wine, vinegar. Tatste is led by raspberry, a bitter fruit bite, funk, red wine and a lingering bitter. Mouthfeel is medium and well carbonated. Palate cleansing and tasty.

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Photo of Hellpop65
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joberlander
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lolita from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.05 out of 5 based on 2,128 ratings.
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