jayzz (293) - Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sour fruit aroma, and reddish brown cloudy color. Has a wonderful berry sour flavor with a lot of fizz, and a cabernet long finish.
pras (420) - Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2012 Pale/red wine nose. Light red hue. Low lacing. High carbonation. Tasted very nice, nice tartness, winey flavor with berry at the end. Very refined flavors. Nice and dry. A must try.
milewide (1461) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderfully tart and sour! Dark amber color, with purple tint. Yes, blackberries in taste. Average body, but nicely unfiltered with yeast at bottom. Pricey at $16.99/22 oz.
CanIHave4Beers (3142) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 13, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big thanks to the Goose Island people for bringing this to Des Moines Brew Fest. Pours a nice hazy pink with some odd perfectly round floaties, berry seeds? Weird yeast? I have no idea. Aroma has some berries, they used blackberries eh? I guess that seems about right, I caught some raspberry in the aroma, along with plenty of funk and oak and a little vinous character. The flavor is dry and sour with a nice fruitiness from the berries, it’s funky and tart and beautiful. I need more of this.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
G: Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
A: Beautiful orange-pink rose color with a frothy, slightly pink head.
S: Mostly sour notes. Tart fruit of cherries and blackberries.
T: Sweet and sour from the outset. Makes you pucker on the first sip, and then mellows more into the fruity, sweet flavors, especially as it warms more toward room temperature.
M: Sour on the tip of the tongue and the sides of the cheeks. Very light and crisp. Moderate to minimal carbonation.
D: Very solid overall. Goose Island is really stepping up its game with the new collection.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at BBQ with some buds. Was pretty excited to pop the top on this one. Ruby red color with very minimal head. Aroma was pretty intense. The fruit and citrus really jump out at you. Flavor is semi sweet with a nice sour tartness that hits you in the back of the jaw. A very stellar beer.
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ah yes, I’m ready to give Juliet the GOOSE! This poured a reddish pink color with a white head. The aroma contains cherries, apples, and vinegar. The flavor is sour with more cherries, apples, and vinegar. Some spices notes show through. Overall I dig sours and I dig this too!
davey101 (649) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 29, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 Vintage, bottled on 1/26/2012, #1212. 22 oz bomber into a tulip glass.
A - Clear body that changes from red, purple, or amber depending on how its held up to the light. Thin off white edging with low amount of lacing. The color of this beer is just gorgeous!
S - Starts off very acetic and funky. I’m getting more red grape than berry notes, but there is a bit of blackberry.The fruit is very light and really overpowered by the Brettanomyces. A bit of a rye spice on the finish as well as some oaky tannin’s.
T - Very tart and sour. Red wine and blackberries, acidic vinegar, oak and rye spice. Some lightly caramelized malts and brett funk on the finish. Very complex and well balanced for a wild ale. Mouth feel has that sort of enamel ripping tartness that I get from some Cantillon fruit lambics. Very awesome!
O - This beer really reminds me of Cantillon Kriek. Just strong mouth puckering sour fruit. Only it has light notes of berries, oak, malt and rye in there making it much more interesting. Certainly one of the better executed American wild ales I have tried. Well played Goose Island, well played!
zach8270 (3370) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Hazy orange pour again, like the Lolita, with a fizzy white head. Much more fruit apparent in the aroma that mixes well with a much heavier and funkier sour smell. Flavor has a lot more fruit and a lot more sour. Lip puckeringly sour with a very nice and light sweetness of fruit at the end. High quality in my opinion.
TimE (3092) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful crimson color with no head. Big brett, berries, oak and cherries, very very tart nose. The mouth is dry and very tart with berries jumping out all around the place with some oak. Uber well balanced. I couldn’t agree more that this would be a great beer to convert Pinot drinkers over to beer. Wow, very unique. I love this stuff.