Harvest Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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3.91/5 rDev +4.5%
Poured somewhat aggressively into a Guinness -style glass. A very nice copper color with a lightly tanned head, initially 1 1/2" before dropping to an even film.
Smell is hop forward as expected but with a solid malty sweetness countering it. A light floral note with some roast, even smokiness, to the malt and a whiff of citrus and wheat round out the olfactory end of things.
Taste is a little less hoppy but otherwise a carbon copy of the nose. The roasted/smoky malt hint, the whiff of wheat, it's all there. Well balanced, too.
The only knock is in the body. A bit watery before developing a seriously sticky coating of the upper palate and back of the tongue. Medium bodied at best, lightly effervescent, slightly drying with a citrusy note in the aftertaste that is quite appealing. Good stuff.
03-15-2013 01:56:42 | More by PorterLambic
4/5 rDev +7%
A: Copper hue with a steady two-inch head; lacing is fantastic
S: Subtle but pleasant citrus hop presence up front with a bit of earthy floral hops in the back--kind of an Americanized British hop bouquet; toffee and caramel malt undertone
T: Such a balanced beer; great hop profile but not overpowering with a bready slightly sweet malt backbone
F: Creamy and yet sticky; this has a slightly chewy texture that works well
O: A really nice Fall seasonal: malty and yet slightly hoppy and crisp and perfect for the changing of the seasons; yet another dandy by GI
03-12-2013 01:53:19 | More by dbossman
Harvest Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,024 ratings.