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Halia - Goose Island Beer Co.

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580 Ratings
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Ratings: 580
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.21%
Wants: 55
Gots: 162 | FT: 23
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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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-03-2013 03:09:19 | More by cdmillard
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

02-07-2014 01:44:11 | More by DanGeo
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-27-2013 02:32:53 | More by warnerry
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mverity

Florida

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
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-10-2014 15:34:33 | More by Chris_Panos
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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

07-28-2014 19:41:42 | More by fo1ksguitar
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Yukon (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-14-2014 11:15:13 | More by jaminjohnson
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-10-2014 16:44:52 | More by Janeinma
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Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

12-08-2013 09:36:17 | More by williamjbauer
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Louisiana

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-02-2014 00:46:13 | More by kwkdmk
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Texas

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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jeonseh

Indiana

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
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Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-25-2013 23:25:56 | More by Adkins1203
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-22-2013 14:59:51 | More by CLCardinal84
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

(Served in a chalice)
2013 vintage
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
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Halia from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 580 ratings.