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Halia - Goose Island Beer Co.

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556 Ratings
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Ratings: 556
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.21%
Wants: 55
Gots: 159 | FT: 24
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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BullBearHawk

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-17-2014 01:01:09 | More by BullBearHawk
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-15-2014 20:34:55 | More by JamesStreet
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-12-2014 19:43:16 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-12-2014 16:04:45 | More by JohnnieNepal
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-12-2014 05:27:37 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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Herky21

Iowa

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-11-2014 17:07:30 | More by Herky21
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mcsauter82

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-10-2014 12:29:08 | More by mcsauter82
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-09-2014 21:11:50 | More by jim_carignan
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

05-08-2014 00:46:58 | More by XmnwildX12
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DRBiser

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-06-2014 08:32:53 | More by DRBiser
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Bandi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

05-04-2014 22:16:06 | More by Bandi
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metter98

New York

4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sourness from the brett are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste starts off sour but also has notes of whitesome hints of peaches.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this to be saison that is easy to drink and has lots of interesting complexities, neither of which are too strong.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 22:13:40 | More by metter98
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rodkin

New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-04-2014 15:57:18 | More by rodkin
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CSO

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

05-04-2014 04:11:59 | More by CSO
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FLima

Brazil

3.74/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy yellow color with a thin aired head.
Light aroma, peaches just shows up randomly when it warms up. Notes of funky lemony sourness.
Flavor of white wine, pear, green apples, lemon, funky yeast and just a bit of white pepper. Again no peaches. Barrel aging is quite subtle. Very dry aftertaste.
Light to medium body with medium carbonation.
Good beer even though I was expecting more peaches. In my mind I was singing: I am going to the country and eat a lot of peaches...

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2014 18:47:36 | More by FLima
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.39/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Boulevard tulip snifter.

Luckily for my poor ass, VDubb's brother was willing to share this bottle with us. Good man. It pours a partly-hazy gold topped by over a finger of lightly cream-white foam. The nose comprises white grape must, mildly-funky citrus, cracked wheat, light Belgian yeast, and a touch of black pepper deep in the background. The taste basically mirrors the smell, though with more funk, mostly growing on some faded fruit that they tell me is a "peach". Sure, whatever you say, he says, nodding condescendingly. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, there isn't enough flavor (especially in the peach department) here to warrant the price tag. In the end, it comes across as a week, lightly Brett-ed, lightly fruited saison. Not a bad beer, but a thoroughly disappointing one.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2014 16:06:29 | More by TMoney2591
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kscaldef

Oregon

3/5  rDev -27.5%

04-28-2014 02:07:42 | More by kscaldef
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-27-2014 01:35:15 | More by Sammy
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ILikeGoodCider

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-27-2014 00:22:03 | More by ILikeGoodCider
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-26-2014 18:38:32 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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TBoneJones

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours beautiful yellow/ golden body with a pure white head that settles down,displaying nice lacing.
Smells funky of old furniture and some perfume. Slight white wine grape scent.
Tastes refreshing but is quite tart, and the flavors pick up on the farmhouse funk from the nose, but in a sour fashion with white wine grape and lemon being the fruit presence. Old leather antiques, but this is not harsh. It is well- rounded in its own right. Crisp, medium bodied and with a bite at the end that juggles sour with sharper perfume. Interesting. I love farmhouse ales/ saisons. While I'm not sure why it was about $20.00 for this bottle (very limited?), it is quite good.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 00:31:01 | More by TBoneJones
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Tilley4

Tennessee

4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A pricey offering from GI for sure but one I wanted to try along with Lolita...

Its 80 here today and I need something refreshing...

Aromas of funk and wood...a little Brett... tinges of peach here and there but mostly citrus notes... smells rather intriguing...

Burst of peach sweetness mingled with a dry sourness and some of the funkiness of the Brett... dead dry on the finish and im guessing that's the Brett... not overly sour which im glad of... farmhouse ale would describe this one quite accurately for sure...

A little funky, a little sour, some sweetness from the peaches... a nice blend here for sure...

The $ is a little too steep for a regular purchase and while this is a good, im not sure it warrants the $27 I laid down for it... might be worth picking up a bottle to age though....

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 21:09:02 | More by Tilley4
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memphischas

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-23-2014 22:24:34 | More by memphischas
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dapperslapper

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

the beer makes me think about having sex in a peach orchard. it is wonderful. each sip makes me go "whoa". it is a wonderfully balanced sour with bright peachy notes. it is exquisite. I hope they do it next year so I can put a vertical together.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 16:24:08 | More by dapperslapper
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-21-2014 23:09:17 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
Halia from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 556 ratings.