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Halia - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

640 Ratings
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Ratings: 640
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.21%
Wants: 58
Gots: 175 | 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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Halia from Goose Island Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 640 ratings.