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RATINGS: 183   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: Weíve 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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   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
connor0415 (37) - - MAR 14, 2015
Pours a hazy straw color with a white head that disipates quickly leaving a bit of lacing. It smells like a mix of funk, peaches, lacto, white wine, brett malts and wheat. The taste is much the same but where it differs is The ability to make all of the flavors work in concert and stick to the base style. It still has the peppery, grainy saison taste, the Brett is present but doesnít take the forefront and the sourness works with the peaches very well. Itís got a decent bit of carbonation and it leaves a good peachy flavor at the finish. Overall itís an awesome beer, delivers exactly whatís described on the bottle and exceeded expectations

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
penstemon (192) - Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Pours slightly hazy straw-gold with a fine white head. Aroma is tartness (malic/acetic), vinous, white grape, green apple, light peach, hay, leaves, funk, and dried pineapple. Taste is vinous, malic tartness, peach, white grape, green apple, piŮa colada(?), light toast, hay, yeast funk, oak, and light bitterness. Light-med body, fine carbonation, good level of sourness, fairly dry. Light and refreshing, like a fruity vinegar soda (thatís a good thing).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfroms (442) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle, dated August 2013. Pours a cloudy pale peach yellow with fluffy head. Aroma is very nice with fuzzy peach skin, tangerine, SweeTarts, grapefruit zest, faint grain, mango, light sweat and funk. Taste is a bit more standard with mega grapefruit juice and crackery grains, banana, spice, pineapple, orange soda, fruity but dry with a citrus pith and oaky finish and some hops too. Surprisingly full and creamy mouthfeel. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3802) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle at Anchorage Sept í14 Tasting: Poured a golden with a white head. Aroma was mix of fruit, spice and very nice funk. Taste was sour drying fruit with a brett twang.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2922) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ernesto987 (4325) - Arizona, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1676) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1428) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9896) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1466) - 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, thereís 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 thereís the addition of some green grapes/grape skin. Itís also nice and tart. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís refreshing, a bit coating, and has a good amount of carbonation. I liked this a lot, but itís pricey at $20.99 a bottle. Definitely worth trying!

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