Halia - Goose Island Beer Co.
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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
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
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
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
Halia from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 580 ratings.