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Good Harbor Golden Ale - Leelanau Brewing Company

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Good Harbor Golden AleGood Harbor Golden Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 37
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Leelanau Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Michigan Biere de Garde aged in French oak.

(Beer added by: ypsifly on 11-20-2006)
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Reviews by jasonpeckins32:
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jasonpeckins32

Michigan

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, really quite a one-of-a-kind beer here, atleast when compared to what I've tried in my past.

The golden thing is accurate, as it looks just that way sitting in my pint glass. Kind of murky, nice lacings throughout the drink.

It smells like ripened citrus fruits and herbal spices. Floral, but not in a hoppy way. Something more unique.

The taste is great, those same notes of citrus, herbalness, floralness, combine with chardonnay and hard apple cider to create quite a nice tasting beer.

The mouthfeel is very nicely carbonated and goes down easy. I stumbled across this one, and didnt quite know what to expect, but I'm glad I found it. This is really something worth trying, I wouldnt suggest letting it pass you by.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2007 04:12:58 | More by jasonpeckins32
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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joeseppy

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2008
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 18:42:45 | More by joeseppy
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

03-01-2014 05:24:57 | More by Commando
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Jas45678

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-01-2014 00:21:31 | More by Jas45678
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macher0

Kentucky

4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 03:54:24 | More by macher0
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Quebec (Canada)

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Michigan

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Good Harbor Golden Ale from Leelanau Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.