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Halia - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
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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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ScottP

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-30-2014 13:43:02 | More by ScottP
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szmnnl99

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-29-2014 02:18:21 | More by szmnnl99
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DStrauss1987

Washington

5/5  rDev +20.8%

06-27-2014 19:59:33 | More by DStrauss1987
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-27-2014 02:46:57 | More by MacQ32
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SeaRip

South Carolina

4.16/5  rDev +0.5%

Vey nice sour. Not too much of the peach flavor came though in the taste more in the nose with nice waft of sweetness. Hazy complexion with good head retention. Nice smooth sour flavor (if those 2 adjectives go together). Nice drinkable sour. Possibly good introduction to sours.

06-25-2014 23:38:05 | More by SeaRip
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ajevne

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-25-2014 17:29:04 | More by ajevne
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-24-2014 21:48:20 | More by vermilcj
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +8.5%

Poured from a 765 mL bottle into a stemmed glass. This was bottled on August 6, 2013 so almost a year ago.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy, translucent peach/gold color and leaves a couple fingers of white, fluffy head, which slowly fades to a white layer atop the beer, leaving lacing on the glass. Carbonation bubbles can be seen floating to the surface of the beer.

Smell: Barnyard funk, lemon zest, fresh peaches, grape skins, grapes, grassy funk. Nice balance of funk, sour, fruit. Pleasant and refreshing aroma.

Taste: Sour lemon zest, fresh peaches, grapes, a bit of hay-grass funk. The peach and the sour are a little bigger than in the aroma, but are still well balanced in the flavor. Definitely some white wine influence in here - a bit dry towards the end. Nice and very drinkable.

Mouth-feel: Medium to well carbonated with an interested fairly heavy, foamy-feeling body. Finishes a little dry and a little sour.

Overall: The peaches play nicely in the background of this slightly funky/sour/white wine influenced beer. Well balanced and quite drinkable, this is a tasty, well crafted farmhouse ale.

06-22-2014 20:59:56 | More by Resuin
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-21-2014 02:25:43 | More by Eaglefan344
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

06-21-2014 02:17:16 | More by hooliganlife
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Mesa512

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-17-2014 23:48:09 | More by Mesa512
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Iparedman

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-17-2014 16:31:58 | More by Iparedman
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weonfire

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-17-2014 03:01:36 | More by weonfire
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huskermike12

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

06-16-2014 16:57:40 | More by huskermike12
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RebornStussy

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-16-2014 14:19:28 | More by RebornStussy
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slackattack

Spain

3.91/5  rDev -5.6%

Pours clear straw yellow with nice initial head that dissipates a little quicker that I would've liked to see. The smell is big. Bretty barny funk is nice, hints of wood also that then gives way to fruity peachy notes. Taste is sour peach and cherry, fresh cut wood, and a little bit of wild yeast/Brett. Mouthfeel is right for the style. Dry, good amount of carbonation. Overall I enjoyed this beer, but it's not my favorite of the goose island "sisters," I prefer the Lolita if I'm looking for a wild/sour offering in this price range.

06-16-2014 04:45:44 | More by slackattack
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RobinLee

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-16-2014 00:22:32 | More by RobinLee
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ber12

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-15-2014 02:43:06 | More by ber12
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blue-dream

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-13-2014 12:50:12 | More by blue-dream
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Thoroughbred88

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

06-13-2014 04:33:45 | More by Thoroughbred88
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01001111

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-11-2014 00:39:53 | More by 01001111
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-10-2014 16:44:52 | More by Janeinma
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Ri0

Wisconsin

4.59/5  rDev +10.9%

poured 2013 bottle into Duvel tulip. Cost was $19.99.

A - It is a lighter golden peach with a 2 finger of white head. Good retention and decent lacing for aged sour beer.

S - The aroma is definitely tart with lemon zest, unripened peaches , sour apples. Wet grass, slight funk and dry wine notes are all present.

T - Starts off with yeast, sour notes of lemon zest, unripe peaches and sour apple. Good amount of Brett and wet grass, along with some grain and mild spice. This flavor profile really works for me.

M - Light body and fantastic carbonation. The beer has a mild sour flavor and a dry finish.

O - I passed up this beer for 6 months. Finally decided to buy it and I am glad I did. One of my favorites from GI.

06-09-2014 19:32:20 | More by Ri0
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tanzbodeli

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-07-2014 21:11:22 | More by tanzbodeli
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Keene

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-07-2014 17:50:59 | More by Keene
Halia from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 580 ratings.