Halia - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
4.04/5 rDev -2.4%
2013 batch poured from a bottle into a Goose Island tulip. The pour is clear, golden in color, and sports two fingers of snow white head. Pretty good retention and decent lacing for such a sour beer. The nose is all vinegar, sour apples, dry white wine, and a slight trace of barnyard funk. No peaches.
Light body and firm feel. The beer has a mild sour flavor and nice fruity backbone and a dry finish. Up front, I get a crisp, soda-cracker wheatiness along with sour notes of lemon zest and apple cider. The sourness is not at all overwhelming. Rather, it accompanies the graininess and allows the peaches and brett to contribute a few of their attributes to the overall flavor. On the back of the palate, the beer dries out considerably and leaves you with rough metallic tannins on your palate. Very refreshing.
I bought this bottle several months ago and put it aside until springtime. I am definitely digging this beer from Goose Island. It's not a sour bomb at all, Instead, it is quite gentle and agreeable. The flavor is a bit on the light side and I feel it could use more fruit (especially peaches), but nonetheless an excellent offering. Unfortunately, the price makes it unlikely I shall revisit this one.
04-20-2014 19:22:19 | More by deadonhisfeet
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 582 ratings.