Halia - Goose Island Beer Co.

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660 Ratings
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Ratings: 660
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.21%
Wants: 58
Gots: 177 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with the Saison and farmhouse ales of Belgium in mind, we added fresh Georgia peaches and Brettanomyces claussenii to a fresh white wine barrel and aged the Saison base for 9 months. Stretching the boundaries of the traditional style, we decided to put our own little spin on it.

Formerly known as Mae.

(Beer added by: sidetracked on 04-24-2011)
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Photo of joe1510
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

765ml
$12.50
Four Season's Liquors - Morris, IL

Bottled: 8/12/13

Halia is appropriately colored. It glows in its hazy peachiness with swirls of carbonation rushing to the surface. The head comes to a snap, crackling, pop a finger high and slowly fizzles to a chunky ring and island of foam. The ring is bolstered by the active carbonation and leaves patchy lacing in its wake.

The nose is enticing to say the least. The peach is soft but ripe and mingles well with a lactic yogurt quality. Fruit on the bottom. An intriguing minerality wafts from the glass that brings to mind wet stone. The yeast brings forth the mouthwatering orchard fruitiness so important in saisons. A soft peach sweetness rounds it all out with peripheral mustiness.

Halia is another Goose creation that manages to bring all sorts of components together into one happy, balanced, even handed beverine. Peach, both tart and sweet, gets things moving. orchard fruits flash through the middle along with that aforementioned minerality. The orchard fruitiness is bright and juicy. The swallow accentuates the tartness but it never exceeds approachable levels. Very good.

The body leans toward the lighter side of the spectrum, as a saison should. My only minor gripe is that the carbonation does quite have the frothiness of the best in style but it is lively. The tartness is soft but manages to invade every nook & cranny. I could drink mass quantities of this beer.

Halia is a damn fine beer. It's juicy, bright, and approachable to the point I can't see anyone disliking it whether into beer or not. Drinkability is absurdly high while there's enough tartness to make it totally refreshing. Recommended.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

More sour on the nose. Butter and a bit of tart taste profile, minimal peach, very drinkable.

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Halia from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 660 ratings.