Harvest Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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2.93/5 rDev -21.7%
12 oz. bottle. Bottled on date reads 08/30/2012. Got the 12 pack on sale for $6.99. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.
A - Pours a deep reddish copper color with one finger of sizzling off-white head. Tons of bubbles streaming to the top, going crazy. Head settles down to a nice foam with some decent retention. Some decent lacing clinging to the glass.
S - Dusty malts and a vague hop bitterness present. Not a whole lot of action happening on the nose.
T - Very robust crisp malts present. Slight sweetness on the finish. Hop bitterness isn't really present at all on this, except for in the finish.
M - Dry, resinous mouthfeel. Some lingering sticky sweetness hangs out for a while.
Overall, it is nicely bodied with a fair level of carbonation. Not a bad brew, just somewhat on the bland / boring side of things. It would more interesting with some more bitter hop presence for sure. Disappointing, too, is the fact that Goose Island was bought out by AB InBev and is now brewed in Baldwinsville, New York rather than downtown in my home city of Chicago. In accordance with the style, I would prefer the Redhook ESB over this one. Definitely a drinkable and sessionable beer however, with a modest 5.60% abv, although I am glad to have landed this case on sale because this is not something I would want to pay full price for.
Goose Island Harvest Ale ---3/5
02-19-2013 23:24:48 | More by mfnmbvp
3/5 rDev -19.8%
This ale was poured out from the bottle and into a pint glass. It had good clarity and was dark amber in colour. Ale had a malty, citrusy nose and was very upfront in hop flavour; tasting bitter with a slightly underlying element of sweet malt.
Would I buy this beer again? Maybe.
02-06-2013 20:07:50 | More by NilocRellim
Harvest Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,028 ratings.