Harvest Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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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
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
Harvest Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,027 ratings.