BelgianBeerGal (3869) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at Flossmoor during pre-DLD festivities. Nice kick of tartness and a touch of sour from the berries. I really didnít get any wine notes from the barrel but that was fine with me; I liked the wild fruitiness.
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - MAY 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super beautiful blend of wood tart berry and red wine on the aroma. Pours with small quick to disappear. Lightly pink tinged white head on a rose colored beer that sit murky without bubbles. Tart bordering on lightly sour, with a bright berry tartness interspersed amongst driving sour coupled with some red wine dryness and wood that grips your palate more as you get deeper into the bottle. 2012 bottle bottled 1 26.
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep purple color. Has a low level of carb and smells awesome. Grapes and funk. Definitely some oak notes as well. Taste is outstanding, sour and funky. The barrel comes out as it warms an compliments the crisp sourness well. This is my favorite of the sisters, but Madame Rose is a close second.
AndySnow (6824) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Monkís Sveavšgen. Light amber colour with a small head. Light fruity aroma. Flavour is fruity with a bit of malt.
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 (316) - 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 Valentineís 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 didnít seem to improve any with some age.
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patrickfannon (1241) - 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. Itís 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 (3014) - 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 (6136) - 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 (6764) - 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?