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Halia - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
92
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616 Ratings
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Ratings: 616
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.21%
Wants: 55
Gots: 168 | 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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3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I think it said Aug 2013 on the bottle.

Appearance. Pours a lemony gold ... lulz lemony gold. light haze, half finger of frothy white head that fades quickly to a lasting skim.

Smell. Floral peach notes, some tart juiciness, a little whit wine, and some dry oaky funk.

Taste tart peaches and a ton of woody oaky followed by that mellow toasty vanilla. Some dry white wine for sure that doesn't sit amazingly well in the aftertaste. Super serial, it's gotta sit well in the aftertaste. Yeah...

Mouthfeel. Below medium body, fine and lively carbonation.

Overall. It's a good fruited saison but doesn't hold a candle to the PnB I've been spoiled with lately.

Rutager, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Moc513, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

kwkdmk, Jul 02, 2014
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DrBier, Jul 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

errantnight, Jun 30, 2014
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ScottP, Jun 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

szmnnl99, Jun 29, 2014
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DStrauss1987, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

MacQ32, Jun 27, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

SeaRip, Jun 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

ajevne, Jun 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

vermilcj, Jun 24, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Resuin, Jun 22, 2014
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Halia from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 616 ratings.