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Harvest Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,048 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,048
Reviews: 403
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 24
Gots: 37 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured somewhat aggressively into a Guinness -style glass. A very nice copper color with a lightly tanned head, initially 1 1/2" before dropping to an even film.
Smell is hop forward as expected but with a solid malty sweetness countering it. A light floral note with some roast, even smokiness, to the malt and a whiff of citrus and wheat round out the olfactory end of things.
Taste is a little less hoppy but otherwise a carbon copy of the nose. The roasted/smoky malt hint, the whiff of wheat, it's all there. Well balanced, too.
The only knock is in the body. A bit watery before developing a seriously sticky coating of the upper palate and back of the tongue. Medium bodied at best, lightly effervescent, slightly drying with a citrusy note in the aftertaste that is quite appealing. Good stuff.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Copper hue with a steady two-inch head; lacing is fantastic

S: Subtle but pleasant citrus hop presence up front with a bit of earthy floral hops in the back--kind of an Americanized British hop bouquet; toffee and caramel malt undertone

T: Such a balanced beer; great hop profile but not overpowering with a bready slightly sweet malt backbone

F: Creamy and yet sticky; this has a slightly chewy texture that works well

O: A really nice Fall seasonal: malty and yet slightly hoppy and crisp and perfect for the changing of the seasons; yet another dandy by GI

dbossman, Mar 12, 2013
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Harvest Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,048 ratings.