Goose Island Juliet
Goose Island Juliet is an American Wild Ale. This is the 2012 vintage aged 11 months. Juliet is a sour ale is fermented with wild yeasts and aged in Cabernet barrels with blackberries. Wow, what a fantastic sour! Tart and sour without any vinegar notes. Within the sourness are hints of earthy rye (which this is brewed with) that I think really help this from being way too intense. I was worried about the blackberries but I am only getting a little hint of them on the finish, they are quite pleasant in fact. I think this is a great “second step” sour, it lets you experience a more intense flavor without committing to some extremely expensive bottles.