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Harvest Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,066 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,066
Reviews: 403
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 24
Gots: 42 | 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:
Dark auburn color, citrus hop aroma, caramel flavor, medium body

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2007)
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Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a nonic glass.

A: Clear, medium amber color with over one finger of off-white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Bread is abundant, with complementary yeast that promotes this beer's English-inspired side with evident esters.

T: Begins barely off-dry, with early mixed/cherry fruit and heavy caramel. Sweeter flavors tickle the palate into the middle, with mild acidity after the transition. Malt become generic-toasty, struggling to stand out after the caramel-shock beginning. Bitterness arrives late, not excessive for the style but able to stand up to other flavors.

M: Medium viscosity, slightly sticky and acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This beer is a bold hybrid American amber ale that manages to cultivate some traditional English qualities. Appropriately malt-focused, it is unapologetic in the way it does not try to subdue or conceal the full force of its flavor qualities. While repetitive by itself, this beer would be good company for a savory meal.

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Harvest Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,066 ratings.