Goose Island Bourbon Lolita
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Belgian-styled tart raspberry beer aged in 6-13 year old Heaven Hill bourbon barrels.

An early iteration of Lolita

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
Amber red. No head. Tart and fruity aroma with wood and vanilla. Light carbonation. Sour raspberry. Vanilla and oaky aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2011
Draft @ FoBAB 2009, Chicago, IL. Pours a slightly hazy amber color wit ha small off-white head. Has a fruity tart raspberry aroma with hints of bourbon and vanilla. Fruity malty wild tart raspberry flavor with hints of vanilla. Has a fruity tart raspberry finish with hints of bourbon in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chibeerlady (4) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2011 does not count
This pinkish beer doesn’t keep its raspberries a secret, but its floral and herbal notes jump out front, with a strong dill-like overtone. It’s light and the sweetness gives it a soda-pop type drinkability, yet a bit of a sour back reminds you that it is, indeed, beer. Low on the carbonation, soft and flat, with a little bit of oak to hint at its short-lived wine barrel aging. Honestly, for as much as the beer was touted to be among Goose Island’s best and rarest, I was seriously disappointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. Slightly hazy pinkish pour with a light pink head. The nose is initially loaded with bourbon character. Vanilla, caramel and toasted oak. The caramelly sweetness also seems to accentuate the acetic character that was present in the original Lolita but still seems less tart than that as well. The bourbon character really knocks the light fruity flavours to the background. It doesn’t taste as bourbony as it smells – it just tastes less like the base beer, which is too bad because the base beer is pretty damn good. A touch of peppery booziness on the back.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2010
sampled at FOBAB 2009... poured an apple cider brown with reddish hues and a thin soapy head...tart raspberry, vanilla, and bourbon in the nose... flavors continued on a similar front. body was a little thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Draft. Pours a darker crimson body then the non barrel aged lolita, with a thin bubbly head. Bourbon and raspberries, some light oak and woody tones. A boozier vanilla body with raz funk notes, and some lighter brett. Leave Lolita out of a barrel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1870) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2010
tap at Blind Tiger GI event (NYC): very aroumatic. bourbon and wood and sour. Acetic notes nicely balanced by sweet toffee malts. boozey and cidery with some tannic notes, fruity and wild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2009
FoBAB. Pours tan. Aroma of bourbon, raspberries, and a little wild. Good flavor, and very interesting. Slightly wild and sour. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2009
FoBAB ’09, pours hazed with amber white head head. nose is bretty, toasted, raspberries. flavors are sour, vinegar, bretty, raspberry, mild caramel notes. interesting brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Sampled at FoBAB 2009. Pours a murky brownish amber, dark, small bubbly offwhite head that dies to very little. Aromas are tart, a bit of sour raspberry, bourbon, sour tartness, woody, vanilla. Initial is tart, some light bourbon notes that grow at a wave, vanilla, wet wood, sour raspberries, a bit wild. Nice coating, smooth sweetness, vanilla, sweeter malts, barrel, sour raspberries which go well.

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