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RATINGS: 165   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: We’ve seperated this entry from Mae (and subsequently retired Mae) as it utilizes a different base and has no real Lactobacillus influence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1643) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle at RBSG 2014. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s bottles! APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: white wine, peaches, wood, little sour, nice! TASTE: white wine, peaches, very fruity, sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
Bouteille 75cl @ RBBSG III, courtesy of 77ships. Bottled on Aug 12th, 2013. Dorée sur un léger toruble, col fin blanc. Arôme offre une pointe de funk, léger fruité de pêche restant assez douce mais se mélangeant bien au caractère boisé de la barrique. Palais est légèrement aigrelet, note de pêche mais dont le profil sucré ne vient pas dominer une bière se voulant être axée sur le ’funk’. Brett clairement présent? Petit côté vineux rappelant un Chardonnay accompagné d’un houblonné modéré noble. Au final, bière sympa, mais qui reste un cran en dessous de la complexité de la Gillian.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (1480) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2014
Pours a hazy light yellow with a white head. The smell is spice, funk, citrus. The taste is citrus, pineapple,wood, funk. The body is light with effervescent carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3573) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
750 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG III. Personal contribution. Obtained in an IP trade with AdamJackson. Pours citrus lemonade, head fizzes away. Nose is very mellow & delicate, white wine (think chardonnay) mixed with mellow sweet peaches, nice mellow funk & brett. Taste is same, slightly sweet peaches, white wine, funk, hint lemongrass, flowers, lovely brett, very balanced, unique brett-profile. Very easy to drink, touch sweet white desert wine feel to it. Absolutely wonderful beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wedgie9 (1835) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Tasted on 6/27/14 from a crown capped 750mL bottle purchased at Bruisin’ Ales. Pours hazy, bright, light orange with a thick, fluffy white head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is a really amazing aroma that perfectly blends fresh peach, spicy saison yeast, some funk, a touch of bready malt, and plenty of lactic sourness. The flavor is the same, with the very bright, fresh peach, just enough funk, and a bit of spicy yeast with a lactic, sour finish. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long sour and spicy peach finish. This beer is really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1193) - BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2014 Bottle from a trade. Many thanks Lurkaholic! Hazy yellow colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Fruity nose of sour fruit and peach. Well balanced, easy drinkable. Good!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
udfan07 (71) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Hazy golden color. Peach taste with tartness. The aroma when the beer is poured in the glass is distinguishable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Hazy very pale, peach, touch of oak, and gooseberry. More gooseberry tartness, oaky, bit of minerally character. Earthy character, and has good balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14326) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Tasting at Matt’s
Hazy pale blond color. The aroma is quite nice but strange; fruity, lemony. Lean mouthfeel with evident lemony character, a bit peachy; spicy character too.
Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4784) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Crisp gold/yellow with a fluffy white head. Tart peach, wood, funky, faint brett, wine, and acidic. Great palate, peach, yeast, basement, tart, lemon, funk, and a smooth finish.

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