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Harvest Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,028 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,028
Reviews: 400
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 25
Gots: 33 | 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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Harvest Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,028 ratings.