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RATINGS: 541   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Lolita is a pink rose colored Belgian style pale ale fermented with wild yeast and aged on raspberries in wine barrels. Aromas of fresh raspberries, bright jammy fruit flavors and crisp, refreshing body make Lolita ideal for beer drinkers fond of Belgian Framboise.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheLevi4000 (63) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Pours with a golden rosey hue. Tart slightly fruity aroma. Has an assertive brettanomyces flavor as well as a tart fruity pleasant taste.A must try if you like sours or American wild ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1443) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2015
Aromas of red berries, mostly cranberry and raspberry, crab apples, red wine. Orange-red with a fully fading head. Dry, sour, funky, fruity. Medium bodied, some spiciness, sharp, with quite a clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Raspberries and brett turn to sour cherries and vinaigrette in this pleasantly acidic creation.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is no head of foam atop the cloudy red.
-Mouthfeel could be improved upon. Carbonation and body don’t gel that much. Higher effervescence could work better?
-The dryness remains one of this beer’s strengths.
-Acidity levels are moderate to high.


   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (527) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2015
From notes on 3/7/15 Friggin excellent. Had no idea Goose Island made beers like this. Tons of raspberry flavor. Nice danky basement like aroma and taste. mild spiciness. Looks a beautiful ruby color in my glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (221) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Tap at Grizzley’s. Clear amber pour with minimal head. Strong vinegar sour smell maybe some cherry. Taste follows with with really nice dry finish. Really good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4940) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2015
“Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul.” I am honestly disappointed that this isn’t with cherries & raspberries instead (I am sick). “Don’t cry, I’m sorry to have deceived you so much, but that’s how life is.” 2011 Vintage. 650 ml. bottle @ home. “Our imagination flies -- we are its shadow on the earth.” The beer pours a deep orange amber light red fruit, strawberry jam hued, head fizzes away very quickly. “You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style.” Nose is puckering hugely American, typical almost aspirin & stomach acid sour with puckering wild raspberries and strawberries, bottled lemon juice. “We loved each other with a premature love, marked by a fierceness that so often destroys adult lives.” Taste is puckering, light dry plaster, puckering aspirin USA, bottle lemon juice, hugely USA in its profile, lots of standard bacteria, light mold, finish is wild raspberries & light wild strawberry sweetness, lots of puckering strawberry, finish carries some dry cardboard. “I think it is all a matter of love; the more you love a memory the stronger and stranger it becomes” Too American really for its own good but enjoyable still. “And presently I was driving through the drizzle of the dying day, with the windshield wipers in full action but unable to cope with my tears.” Carbonation is prickling, strong bottle lemon juice acidity & very dry, cardboard feel to it. “She was only the dead-leaf echo of the nymphet from long ago - but I loved her, this Lolita, pale and polluted and big with another man’s child.” Interestingly the fruits reminded me almost equally of wild raspberries & wild strawberries only way sourer than the real fruit ever is. “And the rest is rust and stardust.”

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (767) - Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear reddish copper with no head. Nose vinegar and a little funk. Nice sweetness in the taste. Maybe a little tart cherry. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bg80 (47) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle. Berry tart aroma. Cloudy amber with some good fizz. No head or lacing. Wonderful combination of grapefruit bitterness, berry framboise, and deep sourness. Great balance, delicious finish. Stellar sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Tasted on 11/26/11 from a capped 22oz bomber bottle. Pours pink-tinted orange with a thin beige head that slowly disappears completely. The nose is fruity funk, vinous white wine vinegar, and fleshy lemon pith. The flavor is very dry and fruity with the same notes. The body is medium with some sticky tannin, light carbonation, and a long funky and fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (3050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2015
It poured a clear red color with a white head. The aroma was of raspberry, oak and grapes. The taste was similar to the aroma with nice carbonation and a dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (5098) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle: Vintage 2013: Split in two: Served in a Chouffe glass at 14 degrees Celsius Amberish without light, orange with light. No head, was gone with the pour. Aromas of wild yeast, wood, fruit, some sweet tones, oak, some sweet wood vinous tones. Nice. Flavours of some red fruits, wild yeast, light tart, wood, hint of fruity sweets, grapes, vinous , light bitter... Aftertaste is a mix of tart fruit and wild wooded yeasty tones. Low carbo, light watery tart mouthfeel, medium to full bodied.

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