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RATINGS: 245   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2016
Pours a cloudy golden yellow with big fizzy head. Aromas of stone fruit, grass, and subtle hints of funk. Nice tart start with peachy notes followed by the woody finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andrew196 (1278) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2016 Pours a hazy light gold, flimsy white head. Classic barnyard aroma, sour cherry, butter. Very big on the tongue, especially the back end. More sour cherry, mellowing into a well balanced mouthful...champagne, sour apple, straw. Good stuff boys.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (6899) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
On tap at City Beer. Hazy golden with a small head. Nicely sour with oak, funk, some fruit and hints of white wine.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (3450) - SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
@ City beer 16-3-3: Trevlig syrlighet men smaken har en tydlig ton av gurkspad som tar helt över.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (10542) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/27/16] Draught at City Beer in San Francisco. Cloudy yellow-golden. Great sour aroma with funk, peaches, oak, wine. Sour flavor, with lots of peaches, wine, funk. Medium-bodied. Really good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dukeandduke (218) - Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2016
2/7/16 Chicago (10 oz $6 cask pour into plastic cup at Goose Island Tap Room). Clear light golden hue, light carbonation, medium puffy white head, generous lacing. Peaches predominate aroma, yeasty and citrus scent as well. Mild sour taste, peaches clear standout with citrus and other vague sweet fruits I couldn’t pin down. Very thin texture, no carbonation, very easy going down, somewhat like a beer left out. Overall good offering.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1842) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Bomber. Pours a golden orange with a dissipating white head and tart, fruity aroma. Taste is tart and sour up front with barnyard funk and fruity notes into the tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1909) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2016
With Z, late Friday night after watching Fargo, pours a light golden yellowish pour with an ephemeral white head. Nose is pleasantly sour and tart with yeasty notes. Taste is sour with nice funk, not overly tart. Finish is dry, sour and moderately long with a big yeast funky finish . Nice ! Quaff Score 8 / 10

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (4661) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2016
765 ml bottle shared, purchased from Uncork-It, Chicago. Clear yellow appearance with a small white head. Aroma of peaches, tart fruits, sour notes, funky yeast, light vanilla and a touch of white wine. Similar flavor, tart, mildly sour and fruity with a touch of alcohol on the finish. Pretty tasty overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5570) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2015
750ml bottle.. Hazy yellow orange body. Oily patchy head. Somewhat mellow, restrained. OK American Sour. Dry, mineral. OK. Pretty tasty.


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