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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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: 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1702) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (10176) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2015
Sampled from bottle @ Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. Hazy pale yellow golden color, small white head. Smell and taste are very sour, going to harsh, with a touch of fermenting fruits and unripe fruits. Average to decent body and carbonation. Too sour for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1520) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle shared by my brother. Did this side by side with Fou. Pours a slightly cloudy gold with a small white head. Aromas of soured apricot jam, but kind of muted overall on the aroma. Taste is tart. Flavors of oak, stone fruit, some funk. Pretty tart. Good, not mind blowing.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tcon25 (268) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Draft pour at Brouwer’s Seattle, awesome beer, very clear light pour. Peach taste, nice sour finish. Loved this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3743) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Yellow golden color with a big foamy white head that quickly shrank to almost nothing. Oaky nose with Brett notes. I don’t get any peach in this beer. There is a tart fruit flavor here with some citrus and wine tannin. Oak tastes with a bit of Brett funk. Interesting sour, but I was hoping for more peach.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (960) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2015
On tap @ Brouwer’s. Pours lightly hazy golden yellow with thick white head that fades into substantial lacing. Aroma is dry and fizzy up front, light citrus and sweet peach notes, with crisp dry tartness in the back. Taste is light sourness, clean wheaty malt, some dry oaky notes, and light tart citrus again. The peach is definitely present, but very much in the background. Saison yeast and flavor are here too, but so much going on you don’t really notice. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (426) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Draft, clear yellow, some head fades, nice lace. Aroma is kombucha, green apples, fresh cut grass. Taste is lemony green apple, passion fruit, pale malt, kombucha. Palate is light, carbonation subdued and fine. Pretty nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (4087) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Draft pour at Two. Golden with foamy white head. Sour heaven. One of the best I have had. Dry but fruity, peaches. Delicious beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5581) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2015
[2015] hazy golden color with a quickly diminishing white head, no lacing. Aroma of peaches, wild yeast, white wine, vanilla, wood. Taste of much of the same, acidic, wine, peach, sour finish. Nice, lighter body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (12671) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 29, 2015
Rund säuerlicher Antrunk, angenehme Herbe. Die Säure bleibt vordergründig, das Bier frisch, rund, zum Ende aber kratzend. Spritzig, gelungen. 11/10/11/12/9/12

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (5528) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2015
Thanks to Rian. Smooth fresh nose. Hints of sourness in the nose. The beer starts fresh, easy to drink with a nice sourness. Citrus, very smooth, easy to drink but not too deep. Very smooth, nice citrusy hints. Refreshing but the depth is missing for this percentage...

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