davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 29, 2012
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! arkurzynski (2460) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Slightly hazy garnet in color with soft white head. Lactic sour aroma with a hint of berry, funk, vanilla, and oak. Pretty solid sour berry that rushes in, hangs for a bit, then fades leaving behind some malt/wheat and oak/vanilla. Doesn’t leave behind much sour flavor or acidity. Quite nice. sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2012
22oz bottle, split with my bride. Pours a clear, brite, reddish-brown color with a thin white head. Aroma is fruity, blackberry. Medium on the palate with lively carbonation. Flavor is lightly sour, fruity, blackberry, a little Belgian yeasty, with a nice tart finish. Very tasty. pras (602) - Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2012
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. AdamChandler (5207) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Thanks PepsiedCan for sending me two of these. 2012 Vintage 500ML.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2012
A - Poured with a slight head that faded very fast. The beer is incredibly bubbly. An SRM of 11, dark purple red appearance with a slight cloudiness.
S - I can smell the Blackberries from 2 feet away. It’s filling the room easily. Wow. Smells very close to the Boon Frambois. I’m getting a huge raspberry scent and a big oakiness with tannins.
T - Wow. Intensely tart right at the start. Raspberry and Blackberries dominate the glass. Perhaps I drink so much Frambois, that I’m confusing the tartness of the blackberries with raspberry. High acidic qualities. Pickle juice and nice citrus notes on the finish.
M - 40% carbonation. Light body. Tartness lingers forever and ever.
O - Exceptional. Worth the price and the wait. This is a fantastic beer...I’d like a little less pickle juice taste but overall, very nice.
2012 bottle. Bronze in color with a small white collar of foam. Strong blackberry aroma, sharp tartness, slight cotton candy flavor. Nice. Great mouthfeel on this. Acidic, sharp, nice carbonation. Fruity, tart, some noticeable blackberry. Very nice. My favorite of the ladies. SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Pours hazy orange with hints of purple and a super tiny white head. Smells sour, vinous, and of blackberries. Taste follows the nose, lots of sour fruitiness and blackberries. Medium-bodied with an astringent texture and average mouth-carbonation, Goose Island Juliet finishes sour and prickly. xscottypx (104) - Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2012
vintage 2012. pours a copper with hints of plum, light fizzy white creamy head. light retention. soft berries on the nose, subtle lemon and tartness. nice sourness through out. soft blackberry and dark berry flavor. some light lemon and dry oak. very moderate carbonation, great tingle which helps bring out the berry flavor. overall, very delicious. never boring. 8% makes it a bit slower of a sipper but really easy to drink away on. great flavor, cannot see it improving.
Reviewed on: 06-12-2012 ryanfolty (2655) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Date: June 8, 2012 Mode: Bottle Source: Trade with fullobs Description: Semi-opaque orangish brown with some head that faded quickly. Aroma was sour funk, red wine, bready, berries, wood and spice. Taste was consistent with aroma, the wood really came out in the finish. Thin to medium palate and a little bit of carbonation. tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours light amber/dark pink with a small white head which quickly fades. No retention/lace. Aroma of blackberries, tannins, oak, funk, barnyard, lemon. Taste is quite sour; lemon, funk, oak, blackberry. Palate is slick, average carbonation, intense sour finish. Good.