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Harvest Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

Harvest AleHarvest Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

972 Ratings
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Ratings: 972
Reviews: 401
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%


Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dark auburn color, citrus hop aroma, caramel flavor, medium body

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2007)
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lbkornlb14

New York

4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is delicious, a great hop finish. I get a little apricot taste on the finish. Great effort by goose island. It pours an amber color and has a great smell. I equate this beer as a mix between 60 Minute, Magic hat #9 and a splash of octoberfest. I love this beer. any hopheads must try this as an Ofest/Autumn beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2008 03:05:18 | More by lbkornlb14
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Harvest Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 972 ratings.