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:
#1,951
Reviews:
363
Ratings:
2,173
pDev:
10.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 2,173 |  Reviews: 363
Photo of Brolo75
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a reddish pink with no head, lots of carbonation, slightly hazy.

A: Lots of sourness and berry tartness, horse blanket, wet hay, berry sweetness and tartness, there's a little funk in there, lots of depth and complexity in the aroma.

T: Initial berry tartness and semi-sweet note up front, then there's a hit of tart, sour, and funk notes, more berries, white grapes, wet hay, sweet berries, berries are present throughout the beer.

M: Light bodied with a white wine dryness to it, as it warmed it lost some carbonation and became flat.

O: First sour I've tasted from Goose Island, it's a solid beer, didn't pick up any of the oak from the barrels, it's sweeter than most fruited sour beers I've tried, as it warmed there was no carbonation and it looked like ruby red grapefruit juice.

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Photo of BeerMe8
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Samputnam14
4.66/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split an 18 month aged bottle with the wife into 2 wide mouthed goblets. Look is cherry pop, red orange body with bubbly head that turns to thin bubbly lacing. Smell is of fruit and funk with hints of sourness. A slow sipper that is tangy and fizzy yet dry and refreshing. The taste is of berries, funk, pepper, bubblegum, strawberries, white wine, and vinegar with an oaky tart dry yeasty finish. A lot is going on with this beer, not my favorite sour, seems like there is some brett flavor but a bit new to brett so not exactly sure if brett is in this one but it appears that there is, overpriced for what it is, probably due to the price this will be my one and only so I'll try to enjoy it and put an end to this review. Cheers!

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Photo of Kmat10
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BdM
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of delgotit99
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Lolita from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,173 ratings