Harvest Ale | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: English Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dark auburn color, citrus hop aroma, caramel flavor, medium body

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
404
Ratings:
1,095
pDev:
12.06%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
61
Trade:
0
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Photo of Offa
4.34/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had 16 Dec. 2013- transcribed from notes from that day.

Copper, big off-white head slowly shrinks to frothy ring, dense wisps and foam, some lace.
Aroma is bright herb, citrus,caramel, light dried fruits, toast.

Taste is nice dried cherry and cranberry, caramelised toast, wood and citrus. Nice, full-bodied, zesty. It's excellent and one of their best beers of the ones I've had.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Comes in between auburn and amber. The aroma was Oktoberfest like, got me thinkin this wasn't a hop "harvest" ale, maybe its the barley? Nutty.

Caramel and nuttiness dominate. I know Goose Island makes an Oktoberfest, I think this is just like, a "fresh malt" version? Its a well made beer, it just wasn't at all what I was expecting.

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Photo of dag1991
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DucksFan16
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of firkingroovin
4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of killcore
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of osickeym
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sazz9
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JOldewurtel
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rossracing
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeard89
3.39/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cyclone
4.31/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 5EKF
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justincourts
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrMullet
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice ESB. Pours a deep copper color. Moderate bitterness with a balanced toasted malt flavor with more than a hint of citrus. Mildly bitter aftertaste. Pleasant and enjoyable. I will buy it again.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of detroitpat
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Harvest Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 1,095 ratings