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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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 (294) - 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (6060) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle @ Bierkoning sidewalk tasting @ CB’16: Served in a Goose Island Mini pint taster: White head on top of an almost bright yellow body. Nose is tart, yellow fruit, lacto, berries, funk... Flavours of funk, meat, yellow fruit, butter... Aftertaste is funk yellow fruit bitter... Low carbo, creamy silky mouthfeel, medium to full bodied

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigguns22 (774) - Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2016
A very good beer but for the money wanted more out of this one. Aroma was tart and funky witch was great. Left me wanting more from the peaches.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4752) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2016
(Goose Island Halia) Tap 150 ml at BeerTemple. Golden yellow pour, clear, with a good sized white head, thick and with good retention. Nice aroma of peaches and wood. Taste is weirldy funky, wiht peaches, straw, malts, sugars and alcohol. Medium thin body with biting carbonation. Good after all.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWISLguy (2467) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2016
On tap at the Malt Shoppe in Wauwatosa. Golden peachy pour with little head. Aroma has peaches, oak, brett. Some other fruits. All strong and distinctly identifiable. Taste follows the nose - but perhaps even better. The blend is excellent, with the peach and oak combining well, and the funky brett poking through. Fairly light bodied, with soft carbonation. Finishes tartly sweet and long. This was surprisingly excellent. 16.4

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2016
(750ml bottle, 2015 vintage) Pours a hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grapefruit, lemon, peach, apricot, vanilla, leather, and horse blanket. Flavor of peach, lemon, apricot, vanilla, brett, and white grapes with a moderately dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
radio_nowhere (1384) - Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Bomber into snifter glass, clear yellow-golden color with white lacing. Aroma notes of peach, barnyard yeast funk, grainy malt, white wine, dried apricot and brett. Taste adds white grape, vanilla, citrus zest and sour yeast. Light-medium body, moderate-low carbonation, soft, lively with sharp tart fruity finish. May be my first peach sour, very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (2675) - GREECE - JUL 11, 2016
750 ml bottle at Gueuze tasting 2016, Ulfborg. Clear pale yellow golden color with off white head. Malty and yeasty aroma, grain, caramel, citrusy fruity, stone fruits, peach, light funky, wood. Sweet, bitter and acidic fruity taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (1320) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2016
At the epic peach/apricot sour tasting. Aroma is peach, barnyard, tart, rustic, good. Appearance is straw golden, white head, mostly clear. Taste is peaches, funk, an unpleasant sweetness, tart, barnyard, ok. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, peach funk aftertaste. Overall, eh. Decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (6196) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2016
Keg at the White Horse Parsons Green. It pours a clean yellow color with a small white head. Aroma is tart fruity and medium sweet with notes of white wine, peaches, apricots, lemon peel and funk. Taste is also funky and medium sweet with a light tangy acidic finish. More notes of peaches, apricots, white wine, barnyard funk, grass and lemon. Medium bodied isthmus good carbonation. Overall, good

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gschrade (1035) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2016
I had this at Three Kings pub house. Pours gold with a white head. Taste Brett, citrus, tart, peaches. I thought this was good. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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