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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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 (1695) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (1247) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle at Leuven innovation festival. Slight hazy beautiful golden/honey colored with short lasting white head. Brett, pineapple, canned peach, cream, yoghurt, hay, honey. Medium sour with a honey/yoghurt underlying sweetness. Medium bodied with sparkling carbonation. Pretty nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cpetrone84 (1658) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Pour is pale yellow with a slight haze and a white head with some larger bubbles. Nose is very nice, well balanced wood presence with a nice peach balance and clean dusty bret. Taste is a bit sweeter, strong dry oak presence with notes of vanilla. Peach is very strong, gets a touch sweet, a touch. Well balanced bret, dusty and light farmhouse notes. Lighter body, very dry finish with an assertive carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4245) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle thanks to Brian! Pours cloudy straw, small white head, dissipates fairly quickly some lacing. Aroma is light peach, not really overt, some funky horseblanket. Flavor is oaky with some peach and funk. Light tart, lightly funky, lemon, stonefruit skins. Medium body. Not bad.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (527) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Really good beer. Has that horse barn aroma like a good lambic style beer. Taste is slightly sweet from the peach. Get a light wine and oak flavor. The barnyard taste also comes through. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12073) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle split at CBC Clerko, 15/04/15, thanks to Kenwold. Hazed orange golden with a moderate off white cap. Nose is tangerine, pissy straw, peach, bretty notes, orange pith, stale bread. Taste comprises mellow fruit skins, peach well evident, lemon zest, apricot, tropical fruit notes, hint of butterscotch, light wood. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light puckerings. Decent sour, peach comes through well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7456) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Pouring at Where The Wild Beers Are 2014. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Musk and brett on the nose, peaches. Musk, soft brett. Warm acid. Funky and full of brett.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
15th April 2015
Craft Clerkenwell. Bruce’s UK Swan Song. Very hazy gold beer, tidy pale cream coloured head. Palate is airy and semi dry, reasonable carbonation. Mild seltzer. Pleasant mellow peach. Mild sour tang, very mild. Modest brett, touch of white wine. Light finish. Nice but could be brighter and more vibrant.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2479) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 24, 2015
Pours hazy golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of light peaches, some sourness, light oak and wine, some pale malts, and light spices. Flavor the same with a great blend of everything yet very light and fluffy. Texture is great. A good sour beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (4090) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 22, 2015
2013 Bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy pale gold with a nice white head. Aroma of fruit, citrus, and funk. Taste is peach, citrus, tropical, funk, and malt. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8468) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
Bottle at Bruce’s leaving drinks. It pours cloudy gold with a small white head. The nose is soft, juicy, sour peach, apricot yoghurt, creamy, earthy brett, vanilla, spice and parma violets. The taste is crisp, tart, sherbet, peach, apricot, earth, funky, lactic, oak, hay, gooseberry, vinous, touch of acidity and light vanilla with a dry finish. Medium body and hugging, foamy carbonation. Perhaps more sweet than as sour as I had hoped for. Still pretty solid.


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