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RATINGS: 522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Fermented with wild yeasts and aged in cabernet barrels with blackberries, Juliet is a tart, fruity, complex ale. Notes of wood, tannin, dark fruit and spice make Juliet an ideal beer to suggest to Pinot Noir enthusiasts and beer drinkers who are fond of Belgian sour ales.

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BOLTZ7555 (3127) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Acquired from the Clybourn location. Dark, murky cherry juice pour with a small white head that forms a ring and never completely fades away. Somewhat subtle aroma of unripened raspberry, blackberry, lemonpeel, horseblanket, and dust. Lots of brett funk, nicely soured, tons of pucker...green apple, lemon, and green raspberry. This one stays with you...lingers. Nicely carbonated. Opens with a pop. Yum.

4.3
egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Murky red color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, wood, berries, leather, and wild yeast. Taste of berries, vanilla, wine, and a sour finish.

3.8
Strykzone (7624) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Hazy brown with little head. Oh yeah, big sour nose with vinegar. Nice complex fruit, too. Fruit is tasted first and it is cherry, berries. This was nice! Vonegar did not get in the way at all?

4.2
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Thanks to GT2. Pretty cloudy ruby pour with some definite sediment. Nose is quite nice, with tart raspberry jam and some definite acetic sourness. The flavor is intense and delicious, with more sour fruity funk. Excellent.

3.8
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Dirty caramel, slight reddish/pinkish hue, moderate sudsy off-white head, dies quickly, spotty lacing.   Tart nose, slight berry fruitiness, little bit of what I would imagine to be Bret.   Smells very inviting!   Rather tart on the tongue, dry, smidgen of berry like fruitiness.   This is better than I was anticipating.   Normally think of Russian River as one of the best American Sour Breweries, and Cascade, but this one is up there!   Not over the top in that its tart and not sour.   Luckily not acidic, very easy to sip.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, a little bubbley.   Has a unripened fruit skin like flavor on the exit, remaining tart.   I would call this a gateway sour.   Not over the top, simple enough to get people interested.   I enjoyed this one quite a bit.   Thanks Bob!


3.4
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
651mL. The pour is a heavily carbonated clear jewel pink/dark orange with a larger pink head with soda retention and acid cutting. Nose is big acetic acid/pickle with small raspberry seed, more pickle, sour raspberry juice. Taste at first is massive spritzy carbonation, lemon, mild paper, not too much acetic heat, tons of dough, and big tartaric acid like sour warheads. Mouthwatering...fairly intense.

3.3
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Sweet berry and vinous nose with light caramel and some vinegar. The taste is lightly sweet and moderately sour, with a fair amount of acetic acid, lots of cherry/berry, some caramel and dark fruit.

4.1
Travlr (26065) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks! Light purple color, large pink head that settles quickly. Aroma of dusty fruit and lemon peel. Taste is nicely sour fruit, good character and body.

3.6
GRM (4173) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
Brown bottle, 650 ml, bottle 1234, bottled on 12/11/10, purchased at Goose Island Brewery, trip to Chicago with Louise, savoured on October 21 2011; eye: dark brown, hazy, no effervescence, pinkish head that disappears almost instantaneously; nose: Brettanomyces yeast, acidity, farm, horse, dark berries; mouth: Brettanomyces yeast, acidity less pronounced than the nose suggested, farm, horse, sour finale with fruit presence, medium-full body, good carbonation, mildly sour, slick texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 650 ml, 6,7 %, bouteille 1234, embouteillée le 12/11/10, achetée chez Goose Island Brewery, voyage à Chicago avec Louise, savourée le 21 octobre 2011 œil : brune foncée, voilée, pas d’effervescence, mousse rosée qui disparaît presque instantanément nez : levure Brettanomyces, acidité, ferme, cheval, baies noires bouche : levure Brettanomyces, acidité moins prononcé qu’au nez, ferme, cheval, finale aigre avec présence fruitée, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, moyennement aigre, texture coulante; en résumé : bien bon

3.9
Boutip (6526) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
Bottle courtesy of GRM: Poured a cloudy reddish color ale with a nice foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of sour cherries and raspberries with sour notes, light oak and barnyard. Taste is a nice mix between some lacto, sour cherry and sour notes with light vinous feel and a strong barnyard finish. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation. Very well brewed with nice level of complexity while retaining good drinkability qualities.


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