Halia - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by mechamifune:
4.28/5 rDev +3.4%
Pours a hazy golden/straw color with a .5in head that reduces pretty quickly. Carbonation very evident and lacing is pretty heavy. Good looking beer.
Smell is what I'd describe as the typical sour/brett smell.... a slight bit of funk and peaches as well. Not an overpowering smell, but pleasant enough.
Taste is tart up front followed by some mellow sweetness. Over the course of the bottle things start to blend together pretty well and feel cohesive. Peaches are evident and the finish is nice and dry. No bitterness to speak of.
Mouthfeel is fantastic, almost champagne-like. Very light and easy to drink despite the relative intensity of the flavors.
Overall this beer is a little greater than the sum of its parts. Unlike many sours I don't feel like the brett overwhelmes the profile and it ends up with a pleasant, extremely well integrated flavor. I won't profess to be an expert on sours but i've had my fair share of them at this point and I can say without hesitation that this is one of my favorites. For the price tag, I wish it was a little less drinkable to be honest. Goose island continues to be an extremely impressive brewery, despite what one may think of their in-bev association.
11-05-2013 16:08:48 | More by mechamifune
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 581 ratings.