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RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1938) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Dark rose with fair white head / Sour nose of blackberries and orchard fruit, oak, and brett / Light to medium body, tart and woody, with good balance and dry finish / Clean, mostly straight-forward flavors of fermented blackberries, apple, pear, cedar, straw, and a decent dose of barnyard funk / As always, I would prefer less new oak, and while it lacks the complexity of the best (Jolly Pumpkin), it is a fine brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4704) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2011
This poured a nice dark red to light purple with a small pinkish beige head. Aroma was of nice tart blackberries, raspberries, bretty funk and definately vineous too. Flavor was a nice blend of fruity sour tartness, with some reddish wine notes, as well as light to medium funk. My favorite of the GI sours.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (3493) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Pours red with a disappearing pink head. The aroma is very juicy and tart with blackberries, raspberries, red grapes, and a nice wild yeast funk and faint notes of oak. The flavor is at first very fruity with tart berries and then the brett funk and sour hits the back of your throat. Nice complexity with the oak coming through toward the finish as well. Pretty potent yet approachable. Good one from GI!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 23, 2011
Bottle 750 ml
Aroma high pitch tartness , strong , bold sour berry notes. Slight hints of alcohol and farmyard funk.
Appearance hazed with suspended particles of fruit. Light ring of foam on top. Very still with neat color. 4-
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. Ultra rich tartness of berry , sourness with slight funk to it. Higher carbonation on top , lower at bottom. Refreshing , crisp with touch of vitamin C , chewy soft mid. Mild cask hints. Ever-changing experience, complex ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2011
My birthday treat from Peensteen, and it did not disapoint. Great pink foamy look, great aromas of berries, cherry, raspberry. Large retained head. Well malted sour that enticed the palate. Tart, berry, great drinkability.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5071) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Bottle, 2010 - pre-AB. Beer poured a ruby red color with a almost no head, but a small white one that quickly dissipates. Aromas were fruity, tart blackberries. Flavor was pretty tasty, notes that were familiar to what you’d get in a wine, but not too wine-like. Very enjoyable

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2905) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Bottle from hbmason...thanks Tim! - Pours ruby red with a thin off-white head. Smells really earthy and woody, with light plastic, a bit of sweetness and the dry twang of red wine. Taste is real malty and pretty lactic. Wine is present, with a hint of berries--I guess this is the blackberries. Finishes really carbonated with oak sharpness and a bit of balsamic vinegar. Not overly tart, pretty smooth actually. Drinkable but pretty forgettable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1630) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Thanks Diego! File this one under "very very very solid sour ale". I didn’t get much blackberry in particular but some sweet ripe berries and a tart and tannic finish that comes down pretty comfortably. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Veldrid (120) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2011
2010 bottle. Pours a hazy reddish orange color with thin head. You definitely get notes of berries and tartness on the nose. The flavor is pretty much the same. This beer is past the tart mark but sits fairly low on the sour totem pole.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
Apr 30 @ DLD. Pours cloudy amber orange a thick pinkish head leaving nice lacing. Aroma is berry black currant, tart sour, acidic, fruity and woody barrel. Flavor not too sour, nice tartness with plenty of fruityness, berries, some maltyness and floral touch, too. Finishes dry with a bit caramel aftertaste.


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