dalekliz (860) - 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.
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.
JoePeesie (855) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not my favorite style but I felt it was worth trying at a bottle share to see what the fuss was all about. Pours reddish pink color with a fizzy white head that laces nicely. Nose and taste is tart with notes of cherries, spice, and wine. For those who enjoy this style I am told it is a great beer. For me, I can appreciate where they were going but its just not my thing.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 Juliet- bottled on my birthday :). This is also the review # that corresponds with the day I was born (not planned at all). This was a crazy gusher which made quite an event at our family gathering. Poured into my duck rabbit snifter (~10 oz).
A- Body is a dark translucent pink color with uniform fogginess. Pours with a very foamy light pink head which suprisingly doesnt take long to settle to 1/2 finger and very little lacing is left behind in the glass.
S- Nose is quite tart-with an acidic tartness striking first, behind this is raspberry, a hint of vinegar, and a hint of funk-the main character is the acidic tartness.
T- As with the nose the acidic tartness is the first to come through in the flavor-at a moderate strength-behind this is dry raspberry and a hint of funk. The tartness quickly fades and almost disappears for the finish allowing a dry mild berry flavor to shine. Nothing really lingers on the palate.
M- Carbonation is quite high and tingly with a lightweight, slightly dry body.
D- This is a very good wild ale overall. The highlight is the tartness-but overall its mild to moderate with a clean finish. This was a good sour to start the family off with as its not really offensive.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-26-2010 15:34:35
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bomber, 2009 bottled Aug 14, with a big thanks to FlssmrBrewAlum. Gushes on opening, with a ton of light pinkish white foam that settles down in a few minutes. Pours a cloudy rose color with a large fluffy pink-white head that lingers. Aroma is oak, grape skins, ripe fruits, and some dusty funk. Flavor is very mild, with more grape skins, oak, ripe dark fruits and only a hint of funk. Nothing too crazy here, but more subtle and light. A nice summer drinker with enough complexity to keep it interesting. Thanks again Adam!
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a very nice reddish/purple with fine bubbles and no head. Tart, fruity aroma. Nice dry finish. Light body, a bit acidic.
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.
TheJvd (815) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small sample from bottle @ Zeebra II. Pours hazy dark golden with a ring white head. Aroma is a bit tart with grapes, some fruitiness, wood, slightly vinous. Taste has grapes, fruitiness and an over medium sourness. Finish is quite dry. Nice.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The taste is incredible but extremely restrained. The backbone is vinous, but not terribly acidic or overbearing. Then suddenly flavors of freshly mashed tart blackberries start to bleed through, leading to one of (if not) the cleanest finishes Iíve ever experienced. Finish is incredibly crisp, dry, but refined from the oak. The whole thing just works.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber, shared. Pours what looks like a ruby red in the low light of the bar (could be wrong, maybe itís lighter), with a small head. Aroma is largely wild yeast with a bit of sour cherry and light fruit detectable as well. Taste is fruit and citrus up front, with a vinious characteristic, and the beer has a wonderful sour/tart finish. It remains clean, it does not get overwhelmed by any of the flavors, and the alcohol is well-hidden. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer; another winner from Goose Island.