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Harvest Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,011 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,011
Reviews: 400
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 26
Gots: 28 | 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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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 20:07:50 | More by NilocRellim
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MikeyLikesIt

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +27%

02-04-2013 18:06:43 | More by MikeyLikesIt
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lightfool

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7%

02-03-2013 23:36:45 | More by lightfool
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BrewmanCapote

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

02-03-2013 21:41:33 | More by BrewmanCapote
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Roger85

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

01-30-2013 00:35:08 | More by Roger85
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richeddi

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-29-2013 17:39:40 | More by richeddi
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7%

01-28-2013 01:22:02 | More by capuchinpilates
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Bapplebaum

New York

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

01-28-2013 00:18:15 | More by Bapplebaum
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hopandbarley28

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

01-25-2013 16:55:27 | More by hopandbarley28
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stanale

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

01-25-2013 00:54:04 | More by stanale
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Huffs

New York

4.39/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Sam Adams glass, developed a nice frothy head which lasted, was tan in color with good lacing. Color was a clear copper / amber hue and aroma was malty and sweet. Taste was malty and sweet with caramel notes. Mouthfeel was full and creamy with the aftertaste having a hoppy, slightly bitter, character.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 02:50:57 | More by Huffs
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StaindProject86

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

01-20-2013 22:52:51 | More by StaindProject86
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Efay

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Parents had a variety pack of GI, this was in it, and decided to try it out.

A- Pouring into a pint glass, I receive about a finger worth of thick, light caramel frothy foam. Color of the beer is a dark bronze color. Lots of lacing.

S- Spicy notes, that are very toasty and burnt- like. Also smell sweet honey and bread. A great combination.

T- Lightly bitter, and a toasted malt taste. Hints of caramel and honey. It's a very "passive" beer and is not intense at all. A good combination of flavors but needs more intensity.

M- High carbonation and moderate mouth feel. A little heavier to go down.

O- Its a good beer, but nothing special. I'd pick a lot of other seasonal beers over this.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 05:06:57 | More by Efay
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-17-2013 16:59:58 | More by spycow
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ShutOutTheSky


3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

01-17-2013 03:38:34 | More by ShutOutTheSky
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7%

01-14-2013 21:24:03 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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BigJohnny

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +7%

01-08-2013 00:02:41 | More by BigJohnny
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mostpoetsdo

Rhode Island

3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into a US Pint glass.

A: Crystal clear copper, finger length white head on top, dissipates slowly, nice streaks of lacing.

S: Spicy hops, bready malts. Kind of surprised how much hop presence there is.

T: Almost identical to the nose. Very hop forward, earthy, spicy. The malt is nice in the background, almost wish there was a little more. Touch of gingery-rye bite, no idea where that's from.

M: Smooth, but perhaps a tiny bit too thin for medium body, and a little over carbonated. Minor gripes.

O/D: Something that can get a nice hop fix with an ABV under 6.00%. For a widely distributed beer, it's a good six pack to pick up and drink for the day/evening.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 00:15:24 | More by mostpoetsdo
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SPRichard

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-01-2013 23:38:18 | More by SPRichard
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deefster55


4/5  rDev +7%

12-31-2012 16:40:24 | More by deefster55
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-29-2012 03:50:46 | More by ssimpson89
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-29-2012 00:21:07 | More by LarryMyers
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SLeffler27

New York

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A long lasting half inch white froth leaves a coating on the oversized wine glass while a gem clear, new penny copper beer resides below.

The aroma consists primarily of toasted malt while caramel and light grape can also be detected.

Tastes of toasted grain with a bisquity, quick, sharp finish. Rye bread with caraway is clearly detected in a sweet finish.

This one has a medium body with light alcohol, soft carbonation, and an overall soft texture.

This Harvest Ale could easily make for a session beer as long as one takes their time. It is also a better alternative during a tailgate party.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 12:17:22 | More by SLeffler27
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-28-2012 00:08:38 | More by mrosenfeld32
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esullivan880


4/5  rDev +7%

12-27-2012 18:38:41 | More by esullivan880
Harvest Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,011 ratings.