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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Goose Island Halia is a sour peach saison aged in wine barrels with Brettanomyces Claussenii and fifty pounds of peaches per barrel

Admin Note: Weve seperated this entry from Mae (and subsequently retired Mae) as it utilizes a different base and has no real Lactobacillus influence.

HonusWagner's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (2127) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (5091) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 10, 2016
Hazy golden color. No head. Big sour nose with apricots and oak. Dry mouth. Lifetime oak and apricot finish. Bone dry. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1192) - Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Pours clear yellow with a white ring. Smells of peach and tartness. Taste is tart, peach, oak, and subtle wine. Medium-bodied with a sharp texture and average mouth-carbonation, Goose Island Halia finishes with a lingering tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1318) - Windermere, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2016
2013 765ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small head of bubbles that quickly fades away. The body looks still with no lacing to speak of. The aroma shows notes of white peaches, sour citrus fruit, old wood, lacto, funky brett, barnyard, and some vinous notes from the barrels. The funk from the Brett and the sourness have started to take over the fruit. The flavor follows with the soured fruit and lacto up front, soft white peaches, wood, and some barnyard funk. Nicely sour with hints of fruit. Medium bodied with tingly carbonation that leads to a lengthy funky and tart finish. The fruit seems to have fallen in the back ground with the age, but still a really tast sour ale. Would like to try this fresh to see if the fruit is more prominent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2016
2016-09-13. Hazy dark pastel yellow body modest white head. 3+ Aroma has a good amount of funk when first poured but it dissipates, light alcohol, muted peach and vanilla. Flavour has a good amount of bitterness and light alcohol, mild peach and light wood. Finish brings together the flavours in a way that is a bit discordant. Vinous quality varies from a nice accent to overbearing. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. Interesting but a bit too much at times. I think the wood detracts from the highlights for me. 7/3-4/7/3/16 Bottle from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4538) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2016
Pale golden colour, white head. Aroma of peach, malts and some sweet notes. Sour flavour, sweet fruits, peach. Sour finish, peach.
(from 75cL bottle @ Leuven Innovation, Leuven 2015)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vikingguy (1069) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Straw color. Sour wheat aroma. Taste - tart tropical fruit. Sour citrus, guava and pear. Sour but not too sour. Sweet but not too sweet. Very nice sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (744) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Pours a clear straw yellow with a thin white ring. Crisp tart aroma. Taste is lightly tart but not too sour nor sweet. Pretty enjoyable but not that great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markoijelena (2488) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 31, 2016
Bottle sample at De Bierkoning during Carnival Brettanomyces 2016. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 24.06.2016. Taste with Ogi. Pour it hazy yellow color with small white head. Aroma of lemon and watermelon. Taste sweet peach, smooth yeasty texture, creamy, woody feel, cheese little bit, pretty funky and interesting, nice balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle @ Bierkoning sidewalk tasting @ CB16: 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigguns22 (792) - 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.

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