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RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Fermented with wild yeasts and aged in cabernet barrels with blackberries, Juliet is a tart, fruity, complex ale. Notes of wood, tannin, dark fruit and spice make Juliet an ideal beer to suggest to Pinot Noir enthusiasts and beer drinkers who are fond of Belgian sour ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2016
Pours a deep dark red w/ quick dissipating pink head. Aromas of big berry, vinous, and a little funk. Flavors of sour berry, vinegar notes...funky sour greatness!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Speko (156) - DENMARK - MAR 4, 2016
Pours orange with small white head. Quite sour with a clear blueberry taste. Medium carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (2779) - DENMARK - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle 2012 thanks to pentaz. Hazy copper with a small off white head. Lactic sour, lemon, hay, berries. Some sweetness, sour dominates. Minerals. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sirmixsomewhat (188) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
I had high hopes for this beer. It poured nicely, a beautiful amber color, but it was so tart it was difficult to drink. I slowed down, thinking thatíd make it easier, but it just seemed to get more sour over time. I love sours and goses, but this tasted like neither of those. I donít know how I finished the glass that I had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luckylucy667 (41) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Pretty damn good blackberries but not overpowering. Very tart and sour, like one of those sour patch kids blackberry. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (1017) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a red color with white head. Aroma is tart, some fruitiness. Taste is super tart, do get some blackberry fruitiness. Very drying finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6446) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
2012 Bottle. Pours clear orangish pink, medium fizzy pinkish beige head, dissipates quickly, some lacing. Aroma is funky, horse blanket, lots of oak, berries. Flavor is quite tart, lightly funky, puckering to the palate with waves of oak tannins and berries; obviously not as fresh of a berry bite as when the beer was young, but blending nicely into the oakiness and funky notes here. A bit acetic, which distracts from an otherwise lovely beer. Medium body, spritzy carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (5661) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2015 765 ml bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. 2013 vintage bottled on August 1, 2013. Hazy brownish orange with a finger of quick fading head. Aromas of red wine, funk, cherries, dark fruit, light oak. Tastes of vinegar, dark fruit, berries and cherries, red wine, light oak. Medium-light body with a dry and slightly tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2843) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2015
2013 bottle .... Orange Amber pour with no head and no lacing but it definitely looks oily .... Aroma of sour and tart dark fruits, vinous, oak and red wine .. Taste is tart, sour and vinous and of oak, dark fruits, tart berries, red wine and very well put together flavor wise .... Finish is tart and sour, dry and a little oily ..... Flavors are very well settled .... This one has aged well

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (5557) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Bottled January 2012, drunk 6/28/15
As I continue to do some cellar clearing, I continue to find some surprises. Did not think this would hold up anywhere near as well as this did. Itís basically in flawless condition still, with a rosy, deep violet-tinged amber body that is clear and sports a dark beige head that fully diminishes over time.
Wonderfully integrated fruit and yeast/bacteria acidity shows a powerfully sour nose with plenty of lactic acid and a bit of chalky barrel tannin. Bright fruity notes still remain even after 42 months, with sweet honeyed malts lurking on the edges, balancing nicely. No alcohol in the aroma, nor flaws. Very tart/acidic.
The flavor is still robustly malty, with creamy, tight carbonation and a supple, supportive mouthfeel. Sourness comes out right away, tart brett acids, soft, deeper lactic notes and light berry-like acidity. Some light cabernet nuances, perhaps, with some nutty tannins, further bolstering the mouthfeel. No alcohol noted. Basically, this must have been almost undrinkable fresh, as itís still very, very "heavy" across all fronts here (strong maltiness, rich barrel tannin, intense sourness). That being said, the age has mellowed and homogenized it to the point where, if not quite "elegant" itís still incredibly flavorful and enjoyable, provided you can get past the bracing sourness.
Very encouraging that GI is producing beers that truly can go the suggested 3 years in bottle (and then some). Hell, this thing has easily got another 5-6 years on it if stored properly.

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