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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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: We’ve 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (1894) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
sampled from bottle at LIBF, poured a slight hazy amber golden colour with a white head. nose of peach flesh, stone fruits, crisp malts, lemon zest, pineapple juice, spiced brett, yoghurt, slight wooden notes, bread grains, tart, sparkling carbonated. quite sour aftertaste, more sour than i was expecting

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
berntholer (1313) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
ivorywhite head. lemoncolour slight murky. aroma is yoghurt, lemon, vanilla, white grape, chardonnay. taste like aroma, glue, bit of balsamico ends with a very fruity long finish. great sweet-sour balance. quite dense mouthfeel, medium carbonation. bottle @ LIBF ’15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8335) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
Clear, cider-coloured beer with no head. Dry, spicy nose, and - indeed - cider (if utterly dry one), sweet woodruff, flowery, wild yeasts. Again very flowery, with a real sourish-green fruit flavour, absolutely peach, Petit Beurre biscuits and exotic spices. Acidthinning at its worst. Gets very sour in the end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
guiroul33 (220) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAY 25, 2015
Sample @ Leuven Innovation Beer Festival 2015. Super aroma of peach, wood, balance between sourness and sweetness. A great brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (34549) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and slight citric. Skooth fruity. Crisp and citric. Lingering fruity and dry wooden finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (9986) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2015
Leicht trübes goldenes Bier mit einer geringen weißen schaumkrone. Geruch säuerlich fruchtig, kraut. Geschmack säuerlich fruchtig, trocken, kraut.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (1289) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle at Leuven innovation festival. Slight hazy beautiful golden/honey colored with short lasting white head. Brett, pineapple, canned peach, cream, yoghurt, hay, honey. Medium sour with a honey/yoghurt underlying sweetness. Medium bodied with sparkling carbonation. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cpetrone84 (1661) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Pour is pale yellow with a slight haze and a white head with some larger bubbles. Nose is very nice, well balanced wood presence with a nice peach balance and clean dusty bret. Taste is a bit sweeter, strong dry oak presence with notes of vanilla. Peach is very strong, gets a touch sweet, a touch. Well balanced bret, dusty and light farmhouse notes. Lighter body, very dry finish with an assertive carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4267) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle thanks to Brian! Pours cloudy straw, small white head, dissipates fairly quickly some lacing. Aroma is light peach, not really overt, some funky horseblanket. Flavor is oaky with some peach and funk. Light tart, lightly funky, lemon, stonefruit skins. Medium body. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (541) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Really good beer. Has that horse barn aroma like a good lambic style beer. Taste is slightly sweet from the peach. Get a light wine and oak flavor. The barnyard taste also comes through. Tasty.

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