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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BiereLuc (1168) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2015
L’équilibre entre l’acidité sauvage et le sucré des fruits et désarmante. Il faut constamment revérifier avec une autre gorgée... et une autre. Si bien que le verre est vide avant qu’on ait pu démystifier l’ampleur de la complexité de cette bière. Il y a un petit côté qui me rappelle la Dulcis Succubus du Trou du Diable. Sublime in so many ways.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer (1941) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Draft->snifter at Churchkey. Clear gold with small white head. Sour citrus, peach, brett. Zesty. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (5674) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Even the foam of this tastes good. Citrus bretta and good wine barrel infusion. A hint of peel. Pours golden with great head and lacing. Tangy but clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1859) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2015
Really like this. Tap at churchkey. Pours clear straw some limited head and limited lacing. Nose is tart peaches and some vinegar. Flavours of peach, lemon, vinegar, maybe green apple. Taste med tart light sweet. Light acidic body with light carbonation and a dry acidic bite to the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (493) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Clear golden, light white head. Peach (unsurprisingly), some amount of alcohol on the nose, light berry and citrus. Quite tart, some sweetness. Medium body, slightly oily, carbonated. Long finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1581) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle at BBF Lab. Golden colour without head. Citric and sour aroma. Sour, citric, acidic, fruity taste, slightly salty. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (4812) - Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Poured a cloudy yellow orange color with aromas of fuzzy peaches, wine, light champagne and some zippiness. Flavors are champagne like with peaches added, light sourness in the afyertaste, lots of carbonation and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrana (597) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Floral, funky, and mildly tart with a slight sweet tart feel. Has a slightly earthy mouthfeel that is low in acidity which makes for an easy drinker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (14752) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle shared in London to mark Bruce’s departure - thanks to Kenny for sharing this one. Pours unclear yellow-gold with a frothy white head. Nice aroma, lightly funky, with notes of lemon and peach. Light sweet flavor with notes of lemon rind, hay, pale bread, faint sweat, peach and minerals. Light in body with average carbonation. Clean finish with pleasant lemony tartness, some straw. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2178) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle via and shared with oakbluff. Gold in colour with medium carbonation and a bit of haze. Aromas are of white wine barrel, grassy funk, herbs, and faint orchard fruit. Less funky in the mouth, but the old oak and white wine notes are still there. Pilsner malt and mild orchard fruit stick around too. I think the barrel influence really weighs this beer down on the palate. More acidity or carbonation would have helped. Still decent, but was expecting much more.

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