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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1365) - Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Nose light peaches, pretty tart smelling but not super sour in the palate. Kinda has a wine spritzer character to it. Tasty but largely forgettable.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Honey, flowers, soft peaches and wild yeast weave an intricate web of flavor in this tart and slender brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy yellow whine.
-The wild yeast kick in the finish is very agreeable.
-Mouthfeel is bubbly, tart and dry. Lovely.
-Drinkability is quite high.

Bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4555) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2014
5/VII/14 - 75cl bottle @ RBBSG III (Gent) - BB: n/a, bottled: XII/8/13 (2014-719) Thanks to 77ships for sharing the bottle!

Little cloudy blond beer, creamy white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: floral, bit soapy, citrus, lemony, bit spicy, peaches. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty sweet, floral, bit fruity, peaches, brett notes. Aftertaste: fruity, lime, bit sweet, peaches, soft bitterness, bit of alcohol, floral, some non sweet honey.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1250) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle at home with the wife. Nose is big brett notes, light peach, some funk. Brett dominates. Pour is light yellow, hazy. Flavors are very similar with the peach being an afterthought. Brett is at the forefront on this one. Brett notes and sour lemon. Not bad. I was expecting more peach flavor based on the description.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2014
75cl bottle. Medium white head that mostly dissipated atop hazy light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, sour peach, some lemon, white wine/wood, light Brett/cherry. Taste is medium sweet, peach, some lemon, light white wine, Brett/cherry, wood. Light-medium body, light acidity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1759) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle at RBSG 2014. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s bottles! APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: white wine, peaches, wood, little sour, nice! TASTE: white wine, peaches, very fruity, sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6641) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
Bouteille 75cl @ RBBSG III, courtesy of 77ships. Bottled on Aug 12th, 2013. Dorée sur un léger toruble, col fin blanc. Arôme offre une pointe de funk, léger fruité de pêche restant assez douce mais se mélangeant bien au caractère boisé de la barrique. Palais est légèrement aigrelet, note de pêche mais dont le profil sucré ne vient pas dominer une bière se voulant être axée sur le ’funk’. Brett clairement présent? Petit côté vineux rappelant un Chardonnay accompagné d’un houblonné modéré noble. Au final, bière sympa, mais qui reste un cran en dessous de la complexité de la Gillian.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (1542) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2014
Pours a hazy light yellow with a white head. The smell is spice, funk, citrus. The taste is citrus, pineapple,wood, funk. The body is light with effervescent carbonation.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3693) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
750 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG III. Personal contribution. Obtained in an IP trade with AdamJackson. Pours citrus lemonade, head fizzes away. Nose is very mellow & delicate, white wine (think chardonnay) mixed with mellow sweet peaches, nice mellow funk & brett. Taste is same, slightly sweet peaches, white wine, funk, hint lemongrass, flowers, lovely brett, very balanced, unique brett-profile. Very easy to drink, touch sweet white desert wine feel to it. Absolutely wonderful beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wedgie9 (1893) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Tasted on 6/27/14 from a crown capped 750mL bottle purchased at Bruisin’ Ales. Pours hazy, bright, light orange with a thick, fluffy white head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is a really amazing aroma that perfectly blends fresh peach, spicy saison yeast, some funk, a touch of bready malt, and plenty of lactic sourness. The flavor is the same, with the very bright, fresh peach, just enough funk, and a bit of spicy yeast with a lactic, sour finish. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long sour and spicy peach finish. This beer is really good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1275) - BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2014 Bottle from a trade. Many thanks Lurkaholic! Hazy yellow colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Fruity nose of sour fruit and peach. Well balanced, easy drinkable. Good!


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