Halia - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by WTKeene:
4.13/5 rDev -0.2%
Poured from a 2013 750ml bottle into a snifter.
Appearance: Beautiful. A hazy, light golden body with a light white head, which dissipates moderately quickly to leave behind a thin crown around the edge. Very little lacing, certainly not any that stays around very long.
Smell: Lots of brett, some fruitiness, although I'm not sure I could pick out peach specifically. A hint of vanilla, some vinous character from the wine barrel as well. I love this.
Taste: Moderately tart, not sweet like some fruited sours can be. Some brett, I get the Saison yeast in it too, but not very much. Again, not getting much of the peach flavor per se. Mild alcohol character. Finishes with a faint vanilla/cream flavor. The yeast lingers a while too. It's tasty, but there isn't much depth of flavor. Unfortunately I'd have to say this is a bit of a weak point for an otherwise very nice beer.
Mouthfeel: Very prickly and carbonated. Perhaps a bit more than I'd like, but it is light and crisp with a dry finish, so that's all very nice.
Overall: A good beer, with a great nose and absolutely gorgeous, but one which is a bit lighter in flavor than I'd prefer. It would be interesting to see what some age could do to this beer.
10-26-2013 19:51:16 | More by WTKeene
More User Reviews:
4.4/5 rDev +6.3%
Bottle from Proof. Poured into a Goose Island wine-style glass. Slight haze to this beer. Color is like the skin of a lemon. Yellow/gold with a twinge of straw. Tons of bubbly white head that held about a minute before fading into a thinner head and medium collar. Lots of lacing. Aroma is like dry earth, faint barnyard funk, a healthy amount of peach is noticeable, but not at all overpowering. Taste is delightful: peachy farmhouse goodness. Dry/tart yeast. Earthy/floral hops. Simply divine. Nice high carbonation and medium-low body really make this fun to drink.
01-26-2014 05:03:49 | More by mverity
4.63/5 rDev +11.8%
A - Light golden haze with a head if carbonation on top
S - Tart peach, light vinegar. Really a rich sweet and juicy peach
T - Bretty, slight blue cheese, really farmhouse funk. Light tart vinegar. Juicy peaches to it that adds a nice sweetness to it. Light sweettarts.
M - Thick beer with good carbonation to it that makes it slightly creamy
O - One of the best peach sours I've had as it has a strong juicy peach flavor balanced with slight tartness and Brett. I hope they make this one often and a lot if it
01-14-2014 18:36:36 | More by jeonseh
4.5/5 rDev +8.7%
(Served in a chalice)
A-4 This beer pours a hazy lemon yellow body with a sea of microcarbonation and a sticky white film of snow white head.
S- 4.5 The light stone fruit pit aroma has notes of Brett white cheese rind and a dry woody gentle french oak quality with a dry green mango and pine note in the finish. There is the paper straws aroma of oak that comes through as it opens.
T- 4.5 The nice soft tartness is lactic with some full brett flavor of cheese rind and saison ester fruity qualities. There is some soft white wine flavors in the finish with a nice full but soft oak flavor lingering.
M- 4.5 The medium mouthfeel has a nice creamy texture and no real alcohol heat.
O- 5.0 The nice white wine character in the aroma is delicate with great brett character blending in and strong support from the fruity saison yeast and peach notes. This is a delicious beer that didn't last long on a cool summer evening.
08-18-2014 14:39:50 | More by rhoadsrage
Halia from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 576 ratings.