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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Goose Island Halia is a sour peach saison aged in wine barrels with Brettanomyces Claussenii and fifty pounds of peaches per barrel

Admin Note: Weíve seperated this entry from Mae (and subsequently retired Mae) as it utilizes a different base and has no real Lactobacillus influence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1210) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2014
On tap at Moxee. Poured hazy yellow with thinning white head. Aroma of sweet light peach. Light carb med bod. Tastes dry fruity perfume taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9380) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle... Pours hazy and golden with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The nose is both fruity and funky. Light to medium-bodied and dry with lively carbonation. The flavor is mostly fruity, tangy and bright, but is also fairly bland and watery, followed by a lightly bitter finish. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1361) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2014
765 ml bottle, 2013 Vintage, stamp on label says bottled on 0733, 12AUG13. Served in a Prairie Teku glass, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about an inch white head that fizzled away quickly. However, thereís a lot of lacing. The brew smells like lemon peel, peaches, white wine, oak, and some funk. I think the taste is just like the aroma, but thereís the addition of some green grapes/grape skin. Itís also nice and tart. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís refreshing, a bit coating, and has a good amount of carbonation. I liked this a lot, but itís pricey at $20.99 a bottle. Definitely worth trying!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElManana (334) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle @ RBBSG III. Hazy yellow color, small white head. Aroma of flowers, peaches. Taste is peach, lemon, grapefruit, apricots. Had a lot of sours this day, this one was my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1971) - California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Hazy straw yellow in color... Aroma of peaches, light citrus, funk, barnyard... Flavor is peach pit, light grains, citrus, lemon zest... Light tartness on finish... Great beer, fairly dry ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (4066) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Location: Sampled at Where the Wild Beers Are, 6/7/14

Aroma: The aroma is tart fruit, some funk, yeast, and some citrus and hop notes
Appearance: It pours a mostly gold color with a fizzy head and some lace
Flavor: The taste is also fairly tart and funky, some fruity sweetness, and a light bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, with a lively carbonation, and a long finish
Overall Impression: This is another interesting sour from Goose Island. Tasty stuff. Definitely something that is worth trying/drinking again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
"Another very nice GI sour that juuust falls short of being worth the big bucks they charge for em. This was a soft sour, just a bit dry, funky and tart with a nice peach flavor that became very nice as the beer opened up. Soft palate and hints of white wine throughout. Easy drinking."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Honey, flowers, soft peaches and wild yeast weave an intricate web of flavor in this tart and slender brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy yellow whine.
-The wild yeast kick in the finish is very agreeable.
-Mouthfeel is bubbly, tart and dry. Lovely.
-Drinkability is quite high.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (5030) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2014
5/VII/14 - 75cl bottle @ RBBSG III (Gent) - BB: n/a, bottled: XII/8/13 (2014-719) Thanks to 77ships for sharing the bottle!

Little cloudy blond beer, creamy white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: floral, bit soapy, citrus, lemony, bit spicy, peaches. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty sweet, floral, bit fruity, peaches, brett notes. Aftertaste: fruity, lime, bit sweet, peaches, soft bitterness, bit of alcohol, floral, some non sweet honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1276) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle at home with the wife. Nose is big brett notes, light peach, some funk. Brett dominates. Pour is light yellow, hazy. Flavors are very similar with the peach being an afterthought. Brett is at the forefront on this one. Brett notes and sour lemon. Not bad. I was expecting more peach flavor based on the description.

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