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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mverity (268) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle from Proof. Poured into a Goose Island wine-style glass. Slight haze to this beer. Color is like the skin of a lemon. Yellow/gold with a twinge of straw. Tons of bubbly white head that held about a minute before fading into a thinner head and medium collar. Lots of lacing. Aroma is like dry earth, faint barnyard funk, a healthy amount of peach is noticeable, but not at all overpowering. Taste is delightful: peachy farmhouse goodness. Dry/tart yeast. Earthy/floral hops. Simply divine. Nice high carbonation and medium-low body really make this fun to drink.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2740) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2014
It poured a hazy straw color with a white head. The aroma was of sour tropical fruits with a brett dankness. The taste was slightly sour/tart tropical fruits with a little barnyard dankness and some peppery taste of brett. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ernesto987 (3910) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 29, 2014
sat around for a long time, never did ticked it, well it just got ticked. Tons of peach flavors, good tartness. Actually up there with the very best of fruit sours. Awesomesauce.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
On tap @ FoBAB 2014. Pour is hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma and flavor of flowers, tart peach, slight citrus peel, funk, and barnyard.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1250) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9487) - 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!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1381) - 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, there’s 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 there’s the addition of some green grapes/grape skin. It’s also nice and tart. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s refreshing, a bit coating, and has a good amount of carbonation. I liked this a lot, but it’s pricey at $20.99 a bottle. Definitely worth trying!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElManana (509) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2005) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (4092) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6077) - 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."


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