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:
#1,880
Reviews:
361
Ratings:
2,165
pDev:
10.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 2,165 |  Reviews: 361
Photo of gibgink
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a reddish hue, with no head to speak of. Light makes it way through the glass, but it isn't what I would call clear either. Raspberries on the noes, with an old musty note. The initial taste of raspberry on the tongue is replaced by a semi sweet musty/oaky flavor. A nice beer, I would suggest trying it.

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

Photo of moundbz
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevinpd58
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of junaman
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Liberatiscioli
3.87/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Timc32
2.9/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lolita pours a reddish color with no head. Big sour aroMA. Taste a also very sour with a light fruit backbone. Good feel. Overall big sour beer, with hints of fruit.

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Photo of jdell15
4.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dustin22martin
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of StephenCollinsMarshall
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sanitarium16
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev -2.9%
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 Bryan12345
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vainosuomi
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
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 an interesting ale. Close in flavor to a sour or sparkling rosé wine.

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Photo of ssato27
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cubatobaco
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of riderwbd
4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Lolita from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,165 ratings