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Harvest Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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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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Aewachiw

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-02-2013 00:47:54 | More by Aewachiw
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rmarsch

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

03-01-2013 03:42:13 | More by rmarsch
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jlindsey

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

02-28-2013 16:20:44 | More by jlindsey
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

02-25-2013 02:38:44 | More by dcbeers
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rossm15

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-21-2013 06:55:09 | More by rossm15
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

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
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DeanCHS1980

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7%

02-18-2013 01:57:58 | More by DeanCHS1980
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Dinkel

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-17-2013 14:52:46 | More by Dinkel
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wayngrove

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

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boudreaux

Alabama

3/5  rDev -19.8%

02-16-2013 12:52:17 | More by boudreaux
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-15-2013 14:48:31 | More by ROBSTARR
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Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

02-14-2013 00:54:33 | More by Tjvan2
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jameyp

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.8%

02-12-2013 19:05:17 | More by jameyp
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MCain04

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-12-2013 18:29:15 | More by MCain04
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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NilocRellim

Minnesota

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
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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +27%

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New Jersey

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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Harvest Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,028 ratings.