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Juliet - Goose Island Beer Co.

Juliet

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Overall: 9.13/10 by 3 dudes

Standard Deviation: 0.34 or 3.78%

Trend: 9.13/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Wild Ale

ABV: 8.00%

Season: Rotating

Have Another: 100%

365 beers rated with a 7.94 average
  • 8.64/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 7.0 | M: 9.0 | O: 9.0
  • sDev: 5.37% Color: Rose
  • A: A reddish amber with a slight haze, and a thin foam.

    S: Sour fruits and a touch of vanilla. Faint notes of oakiness. Definately complex and inviting. Not sweet nor bitter. Got a tad of funk too.

    T: Crazy tartness with fruit background notes. Fresh and soft mouth-feel.

    O: I love the tartness, the dryness, and sophisticated fruit notes layered on top. Classy stuff. And don't complain about the cost, they got inventory costs in letting it age.
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, August 02, 2012 at 22:29:57
  • Tasted: Thursday, August 02, 2012
  • $20.00 for 22 oz. bottle
1,216 beers rated with a 7.82 average
  • 9.34/10 have another
  • A: 9.0 | T: 10.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 9.0 | O: 9.0
  • sDev: 2.30% Color: Deep Gold w/ red accents
  • Pours cloudy with minimal white foam. Fleeting is putting it slow for retention speed. No lacing.

    Aroma is tart at first impression. Tart cherries with oak which brings on the vanilla. Brett funk.

    Taste is nicely complex. Sweetness touches the lips first with spice. Quickly the tartness builds to a cherry lactic acid that lasts well into the finish. Light Brett comes in late.

    Light end of medium body with medium carbonation. Dries the palate while stacking up the tart.

    The alcohol is hard to find. Waves of tartness, cherries, and Brett goodness hold this beer up from beginning to end. l am sure cellaring would make this beer better but I think it is solid now. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, August 02, 2012 at 22:29:54
  • Tasted: Thursday, August 02, 2012
  • $19.99 for 22 oz. bottle
310 beers rated with a 8.28 average
  • 9.40/10 have another
  • A: 9.0 | T: 10.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 9.0 | O: 9.0
  • sDev: 2.96% Color: Golden Age
  • Pours a cloudy golden red color with a thin yellow head. The head disappears quickly leaving very little trace that it ever existed. No lacing.

    The aroma is tart with dark fruits like cherries. Very nice aroma with a hint of vanilla and oak type aromas.

    The taste is top notch. Sour and tart with dark fruits that remind me of cherries. A nice hint of vanilla and oak are present from the wine barrels that this beer was aged in along side a light yeast. A light musky flavor in the finish that really adds to the complexity of this bber

    Medium body body with a medium to high carbonation. Very tart and makes your pucker up, but keeps you coming back for more.

    Overall, another impressive offering from Goose Island. This is a very enjoyable sour with bold refreshing fruit flavors. Put this beer on your must try list.
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, August 02, 2012 at 22:26:32
  • Tasted: Thursday, August 02, 2012
  • $19.99 for 22 oz. bottle
Beer Notes
  • A rye beer aged in French oak (Robert Craig Cabernet Sauvignon) with blackberries and Brettanomyces.
Cost Breakdown
  • $19.99, 3 serving(s), 22 oz. bottles
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