Good Harbor Golden Ale - Leelanau Brewing Company
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4.18/5 rDev +0.7%
Very pale hazy yellow with a stark white head that eventually will dissappear.
Upfront sour and funk. Wet musty wood or maybe the inside of my old ballcap, whichever is worse and/or Outstanding. Trace white vinegar noted as well.
Apprehensive of going in. Very pleasant tartness is more refined. Fresh cut lemons prominent melding well with yeasty presence. Some acidity in the back.
Lighter feel, crisp and refreshing. Would love to get another bottle to enjoy in warmer weather.
Speaking of times, this is good times. A pleasant bottle to share with friends and also inspires a food/cheese pairing. Good times, good times.
03-16-2014 18:42:45 | More by joeseppy
4.7/5 rDev +13.3%
A. Beautiful light straw. Light head that retreats to a fine bubble rime. Very fine carb. Translucent.
S. Your traditional JP yeast. Neutral oak. Light malts. Minor fruit notes such as green apple, lemons, pears, and persimmon. Dusty straw.
T. Moderate tartness. Sour yeast dominates is a very good way. Follows the nose nicely. Strong neutral oak and dusty grain. Similar fruit notes as the nose with a noticeable sour apple presence. A little hop bite.
M. Uber smooth, high carbonation, light body, and crisp finish.
O. Go get this. Worth the price of admission. I think this crushes it's ultimate predecessor - Petrus. It's so smooth and refreshing. Wonderful for a summer day. The abv is a little surprising at 7.5. It comes across as less. I'm not sure the precise relationship between JP and Leelanu but they have a very similar yeast profile. Gots to love the Dexter microbes.
12-25-2013 03:54:24 | More by macher0
4.16/5 rDev +0.2%
Batch 1of 2013 (Jan 5, 2013)
Beer is hazy golden with a moderately-sized white head. Head fades steadily, leaving some lace.
The strongest scent in the nose for me is herbal or spicy- I can't quite place it. Coriander? Along with that is oak, lots of light fruit scents and some yeast.
Taste is quite tart, moreso than I was expecting, particularly from the nose. Oak, light fruits (apple, lemon) and a herbal flavour. The finish has a bit of a dry, powdery flavour. Some earthy brett flavours. Good.
Medium bodied, moderately carbonated, quite puckery. Refreshing.
Overall, very good. I was expecting a mild sourness, but it is actually quite potent. It works well.
07-21-2013 21:17:24 | More by jrenihan
Good Harbor Golden Ale from Leelanau Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.