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:
2,144
Reviews:
357
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
10.64%
 
 
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267
Gots:
732
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57
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Photo of Cubatobaco
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of riderwbd
4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManWithNoName
4.66/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dyssolve
4.78/5  rDev +18.3%
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 +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MHJeff06
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jfitzbrew
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
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%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
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 +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joberlander
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brewerburgundy
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wide mouth wine glass, 2016 release, bottled 10 Dec 15, 8.1% ABV.

Beautiful slightly hazy light red with a finger of white head that dissipated quickly.

Fresh raspberries, bubblegum, apple cider vinegar, vitamin C tablets, and dusty early to mid-twentieth century books.

Raspberries, tart plum, Brett funk, socks. Like a funky dry rose.

Tart and bubbly on the tongue like a grapefruit soda. Flat lingering bitterness.

At about nine months this is wonderfully dry. The aroma is fruity, but the beer is delicate and crisp.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of futiledevices
3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mschrei
4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmasher85
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

What a delicious beer! Great tart but gentle raspberry flavor and a mild but rich oaky aroma. It's yeasty, it's funky, it has a strange bubblegum flavor, and it'll probably give me heartburn.

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Photo of jpd026
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingClever
4.52/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into Spiegelau glass 2015 bottle

A: small off white head that disappears as fast as you pour. Body is an amber caramel with a slight reddish tint clarity is good.

S: Raspberry, vinegar, slight wheat, hints of lavinder, oak comes out in the end smells like wine.

T: Wow tons of raspberry, bubbly, vinegar, wine notes, oak

M: Crisp, tingly, full, biting coats the throat on the way down.

O: Quite enjoyable wild ale, expensive, but delicious lots of raspberry . I have to recommend this even though it is expensive it is quite well done.

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Photo of JoLight
3.05/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Brewed on 21 August 2015

Appearance: Burnt orange, hazy;
White head that's soapy, fizzy, and dissipates like soda.

Aroma: Raspberry; overall sour; vinegar; notes of oak on the middle and finish when it warms a little. As it warms, it has a strawberry and banana aroma

Flavor: Sour sour, like apple cider vinegar; raspberry candy; sweetness; no malt.

Mouthfeel/finish: tangy, dry, carbonated.

This was so vinegar-like that it was hard to wrap my head around. I enjoy sour beers and the like, but this particular beer was unusual. It was not completely unpleasant or off-putting, but it was highly unusual--and overpriced.

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Photo of Panda_Rock
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Lolita from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.04 out of 5 based on 2,144 ratings.
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