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!
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.
Reviewed: Thursday, August 02, 2012 at 22:26:32
Tasted: Thursday, August 02, 2012
$19.99 for 22 oz. bottle
One fine body…
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A rye beer aged in French oak (Robert Craig Cabernet Sauvignon) with blackberries and Brettanomyces.
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