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Halia - Goose Island Beer Co.

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92
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674 Ratings
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Ratings: 674
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 62
Gots: 183 | 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:
Beer added by: sidetracked on 04-24-2011

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.
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Look: Hazy golden straw with a minimal head that lines the glass. Lots of legs on this one with a mix of big a small bubbles. Looks like champagne rather the beer.

Smell: Pungent sweet peach explodes from the bottl.! Can smell it from a few feet away. Getting tart Belgian funk, lemon, candied peaches, white wine, straw, sourdough bread, nectarines, and more peach.

Taste: Huge sour hits the tongue followed by, tart lemon, sourdough yeast notes, white peppercorn, sweet white wine, huge sweet and tart peach notes, white nectarines, and more funk on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light and dances on the tongue like a fine champagne. The bodied fills out after the tart punch but still dances on the tongue. Wets the palate at first but the finish is easily one of the best parts of this amazing brew as it finishes quite dry but leaves behind the sweet peach and white wine notes to linger on the tongue. No hint of alcohol.

Overall: Outstanding brew. The big sour funk punch works seamlessly with the white wine and peach notes to make one hell of tasty American sour. The dry finish really sells this guy by leaving the fruit and wine notes buzzing on the tongue! Letting you really enjoy the complex flavors of this beer after every sip!

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Was blown away by this one, super light but still sour. Try if you like sours

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

765 ml bottle, 2013 Vintage, stamp on label says bottled on 0733, 12AUG13. Served in a Prairie Teku glass, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about an inch white head that fizzled away quickly. However, there's a lot of lacing. The brew smells like lemon peel, peaches, white wine, oak, and some funk. I think the taste is just like the aroma, but there's the addition of some green grapes/grape skin. It's also nice and tart. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's refreshing, a bit coating, and has a good amount of carbonation. I liked this a lot, but it's pricey at $20.99 a bottle. Definitely worth trying!

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Halia from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 674 ratings.