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Harvest Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,027 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,027
Reviews: 400
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 25
Gots: 32 | 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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Ratings: 1,027 | Reviews: 400 | Display Reviews Only:
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justinm4bama

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-30-2014 05:59:30 | More by justinm4bama
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Belittle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.8%

04-29-2014 17:08:58 | More by Belittle
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atrocity

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

04-29-2014 15:04:41 | More by atrocity
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AMCimpi

New York

4/5  rDev +7%

04-28-2014 14:36:28 | More by AMCimpi
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buchko

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

04-23-2014 14:47:39 | More by buchko
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-17-2014 20:35:46 | More by SkinniePost
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tp05lg

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7%

04-16-2014 22:32:45 | More by tp05lg
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badmotorgrunge

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-14-2014 23:05:14 | More by badmotorgrunge
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PickwickHopz

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.8%

04-13-2014 17:32:10 | More by PickwickHopz
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +7%

04-13-2014 17:12:45 | More by Doomcifer
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j0hnc2468

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

04-11-2014 00:02:05 | More by j0hnc2468
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Davideo

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

04-04-2014 23:55:34 | More by Davideo
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Dovers

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

04-02-2014 01:45:25 | More by Dovers
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Dover

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

04-02-2014 01:44:48 | More by Dover
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tillmac62

South Carolina

3.91/5  rDev +4.5%

BOD 9/1/13. Pours a clear medium amber with a slight ruby cast. Very nice well formed head with lacing that retains well. The slight nose is sweet citrus fruit (mango and orange) and caramel over a biscuit sweetness. The body is almost medium with a smooth texture that approaches a slight slickness. Normal carbonation with little effervescence. The flavor profile is well balanced. It begins with slight citrus sweetness, progresses to caramel and biscuit sweetness and finishes with a nice mild bitterness. The finish is more smooth than crisp and leaves a nice herbal bitterness.

03-28-2014 19:02:43 | More by tillmac62
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rworkman

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-27-2014 05:22:23 | More by rworkman
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ralerwen

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-26-2014 19:14:25 | More by ralerwen
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Berg-the-Boiler

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-26-2014 16:36:32 | More by Berg-the-Boiler
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Mj46ny

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-26-2014 02:49:02 | More by Mj46ny
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Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-26-2014 01:58:16 | More by BigGold
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Piske41

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

03-23-2014 19:39:20 | More by Piske41
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Pegasus

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -5.1%

Appearance: Toned copper with a moderate white head, which retains fairly well; tidemarks adorn the glass walls. The carbonation is fine, vigorous and slow-rising.

Aroma: Cascade or similar hops are out front in the aroma. Lesser toasted malts are present as well. Overall, the aroma seems quite balanced.

Taste: Opens with nicely toasted malts, and a strong, earthy hop presence. A flourish of caramel soon appears to compliment the toasted malts. Throughout the taste, the earthy hops dominate the taste. Earthy and citric hops bring the taste to a close.

As the taste progresses, the hops win out over the sturdy malt backbone.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, full, and pleasant, almost velvety.

Drinkability/notes: A nice presentation, quite atypical of the styles associated with the autumn season, but pleasing, nonetheless.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

03-20-2014 22:52:11 | More by Pegasus
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

03-16-2014 23:16:53 | More by SharkNado
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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

03-16-2014 22:44:00 | More by KFrank729
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TooGood

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.8%

03-16-2014 12:31:01 | More by TooGood
Harvest Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,027 ratings.