KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. First reviewed 8/26/2011. Batch 3. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tasting glass.
Juliet pours a raspberry brown color with a small off-white head. The cap is relaxed, with tightly wound small bubbles intermixed with larger ones. Some resplendent carbonation rises from the bottom for support, which translates to fairly good retention. A little bit of lace sticks to the glass.
Tart cherry and blackberries dominate the aroma. A little bit of oak, nearly no malt, and a lot of Brett are noticeable.
A lightly sweet malt presence up front sets the stage for the sour flavor later on. Tart cherry and blackberry provide the bulk of the flavor. There might be some cabernet in there, but I think I just imagining it because I know it was used. The tartness lingers through the finish.
This is tart and moderately acidic. The carbonation appears strong but ends up fading after a few minutes, giving it more of a flat soda pop feel. Light to medium body.
This is my favorite of the three sisters, but I was not entirely blown away by this fresh bottle. With the amount of Brett that was noticeable, I think this could really mature over time.
Dunt (301) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 vintage shared with my girlfriend on Valentine’s Day. Cranberry in color with a fingers worth of light pink head. The beer is hazy in clarity. Nose opens up all vinegar and finishes with some light berry. In particular, blackberry and cranberry. The taste is all berry, with tart cranberry being the most prominent. There is also blackberry and blueberry. Mouthfeel is light with light carbonation and a medium finish. Juliet is a decent sour, but nothing that will blow your mind. It didn’t seem to improve any with some age.
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patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. 22 oz. Split with Tom and his buddy. Pours a brownish ruby with a small, off-white, tiny-bubbled head. Aroma of raspberries, cranberries, pinot noir, stringent sour yeast, and some strawberry jam. It’s outrageously delicious; musty, oaky, full of vinious notes complex sour red grapes, and huge heaps of strawberry and raspberry preserves. Body is supple, and palate is tongue-cuttingly tart, and wonderfully dry. This is a tremendously well-rounded and balanced sour ale. Fantastic.
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Acquired from the Clybourn location. Dark, murky cherry juice pour with a small white head that forms a ring and never completely fades away. Somewhat subtle aroma of unripened raspberry, blackberry, lemonpeel, horseblanket, and dust. Lots of brett funk, nicely soured, tons of pucker...green apple, lemon, and green raspberry. This one stays with you...lingers. Nicely carbonated. Opens with a pop. Yum.
egajdzis (5780) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky red color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, wood, berries, leather, and wild yeast. Taste of berries, vanilla, wine, and a sour finish.
Strykzone (6024) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Hazy brown with little head. Oh yeah, big sour nose with vinegar. Nice complex fruit, too. Fruit is tasted first and it is cherry, berries. This was nice! Vonegar did not get in the way at all?
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to GT2. Pretty cloudy ruby pour with some definite sediment. Nose is quite nice, with tart raspberry jam and some definite acetic sourness. The flavor is intense and delicious, with more sour fruity funk. Excellent.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Dirty caramel, slight reddish/pinkish hue, moderate sudsy off-white head, dies quickly, spotty
lacing.   Tart nose, slight berry fruitiness, little bit of what I would imagine to be Bret.   Smells very
inviting!   Rather tart on the tongue, dry, smidgen of berry like fruitiness.   This is better than I was
anticipating.   Normally think of Russian River as one of the best American Sour Breweries, and Cascade, but this
one is up there!   Not over the top in that its tart and not sour.   Luckily not acidic, very easy to sip.
Body and mouthfeel are moderate, a little bubbley.   Has a unripened fruit skin like flavor on the exit,
remaining tart.   I would call this a gateway sour.   Not over the top, simple enough to get people
interested.   I enjoyed this one quite a bit.   Thanks Bob!
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
651mL. The pour is a heavily carbonated clear jewel pink/dark orange with a larger pink head with soda retention and acid cutting. Nose is big acetic acid/pickle with small raspberry seed, more pickle, sour raspberry juice. Taste at first is massive spritzy carbonation, lemon, mild paper, not too much acetic heat, tons of dough, and big tartaric acid like sour warheads. Mouthwatering...fairly intense.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet berry and vinous nose with light caramel and some vinegar. The taste is lightly sweet and moderately sour, with a fair amount of acetic acid, lots of cherry/berry, some caramel and dark fruit.