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Harvest Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Harvest AleHarvest Ale

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1,081 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,081
Reviews: 404
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 26
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2007

Dark auburn color, citrus hop aroma, caramel flavor, medium body
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Pours a crystal clear dark amber with a medium beige head with good lacing. Aroma of citrus, orange and floral hops fill the nose. Taste is citrus and orange undertones, with good amount of caramel malt as it warms up followed by floral and earthy hops bitterness on the end for balance, A medium body, smooth with moderate carbonation. The finish slowly mellows out to a flavorful caramel malt, a bit of orange peel, some grains followed by some good floral earthy hops bitterness for balance and a bit of a nutty flavor as well. Overall a good, tasty and enjoyable brew.

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So this beer was brought by someone else to my house for a party and left a few extras in the fridge. They said they just bought it from the store yet, when I looked at the bottle on date on label says 9/25/12 (yes 2 years old..WTF?).

So my review is with disclaimer that its a 2 year old ESB.

Its actually semi-drinkable and not horrible. Yes, it doesn't taste very fresh but I could at least down 1 without too much effort.

Rating as 3.5 for now, but hope to find a fresh one at some point and do a re-review.

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Harvest Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,081 ratings.