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Halia - Goose Island Beer Co.

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692 Ratings
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Ratings: 692
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 67
Gots: 179 | FT: 25
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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Sweetish and sour.

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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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Halia from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 692 ratings.