LilBeerDoctor (3228) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at PPRBSG09. Pours a cloudy orange. Aroma of sour notes, yogurt, and sweet tart candies. Flavor is initially acidic with some yogurty and funky notes in the finish. The palate was a bit on the acidic side. Tasty but I wasn’t super impressed.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Blah. Wish I had another bottle for saving to see if them wild yeasts would liven this thing up at all. Found it to be extremely bland-O. Light berry aroma and flavor, extremely dry, barely any noticeable sour or tartness. Just felt dead to me. Blah.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from panatanap that I brought to PilsnerPeter’s Spring Gathering. Possibly my favorite beer of the day. Pours a beautiful hazy ruby with a medium white head. Big bretty aromas with crisp light berries and wood. Light and barely sweet, dry and a touch funky. Finishes crisply and with a touch of vinegar. This was remarkably good.
thewombat (112) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells of dark fruit, sour lemony aroma. Savory and sour flavor. Pours orange/pink salmon color, with light carbonation. Aroma of barbecue.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber golden body with a white head. Sour pulp and woody cherry character. Nice leather with a soft woodiness and vinous cab hints. Low acidity and lots of pulp and skin fruit like character. Dam good brew.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared by Rciesla. Pours a light pinkish amber with a foamy white head. Aroma is fruity with raspberry/blackberry and lightly jammy with earth, mineral, leather, flowery- hibiscus, wine-like-tannic and oaky with a good leathery slight horsey funk. Flavor more floral and herbal notes with some leathery tannic funk, some salty orange pez candy, cereal, crackery, lots of berry, and wine fruitiness- and almost a weird green tomato clean red currant fruit and acidity in the end- well made- fairly clean and enjoyable- better than the Rasp matilda by a mile (which is originally what I thought this was .
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours light amber color with white head. Aroma is subtle oak and barnyard. Flavor is berry like, tart, funky, smooth, dry, and is overall a very well done beer. I’d drink this again anytime. Very nice.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
January 2009 bomber, consumed at 4 months. Pours a hazy strawberry amber hue with a fading, fluffy, pinkish head of foam. Skinny, wet flares and small spots of lacing dot the glass. The nose is softly tart and fruity, notes of strawberry and blackberry livening a mostly neutral backdrop of dry, fresh grain, with mildly tannic red wine and subtle oak influences. Dry farmhouse yeast imparts a soft funk that is quite nice, but young at this point. Flavors show a bit more of the wine barrel character, quite oaky overall, with mild, earthy tannins and complex dark berry flavors. Wet straw or hay contribute to the farmhouse feel. Medium bodied and semi-dry, the cisp tartness and the fine, active effervescence work form quite the refreshing union. The sourness is yet to fully develop, but I suspect that this will be one killer brew in about a year’s time. As it stands, it is pretty tasty right now.
dalekliz (809) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing! We decided to dedicate this to Juliet on Lost and I think it fits aptly. Pours a gorgeous orange-pink-red with a white ring. Rich sour-tart aroma, of under-ripe fruit, wood, and yeast. Sour and crisp taste, of tart fruits, yeast, wine, and a hint of sugar. Lingering crisp sourness that ends a bit watery. Drinkable and quite nice.
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/25/2009: Goose Island Juliet has a sour aroma and a tart/sour, dry, delicate fruity flavor. Its color is peachy red. This beer is fairly light on the palate. Good overall.
Sample from bottle at Dark Lord Day 2009. Rating #38 for this beer.