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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Our latest creation is brewed in the style of a traditional American Extra Special Bitter (ESB). As Summertime fades, the sun shines less bright, and evening comes a little sooner. Harvest time arrives – it’s a time to reap the benefits of a great Summer. Fresh picked cascade hops from Washington and the richest Midwestern malts makes Goose Island Harvest Ale an extra special beer worthy of your devotion.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rperez (130) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Very nice copper color with a medium to full body and great balance of malt and citrus flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5371) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl.- World Market - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling medium copper pour, light off-white head. Aroma has a wort-like essence to it, a touch of spruce. Flavor has a nice underlying subtle bitterness to it with some citrus, a touch of spiciness and some nuttiness. Mouthfeel has a nice bit of carbonation to it. Pretty decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Standard US longneck. Garden variety Goose Island label. Clear, intense ruddy oak color, very thin, filmy whitish head. Toffee, tannic, moderately sweet malty aroma with modest hops. A brisk, tea-like flavor with mild, lemony hops -- lightly sweet, maybe a itsy bit toasted. Medium body, good session fare. Aftertaste is bitter in the upper palate at first, drifting off to a cereal/wood/starchy affair. Not half bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salmoniform (477) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Poured from bottle to glass. Crystal clear amber hue with fizzy white head that dissipated rather quickly. Aroma is malty, caramel, hay, chocolate, sugary, resiny hop, citrus, melon. Mouthfeel is a fantastic balance of medium body and carbonation which is very smooth. Very sweet initially with a nice hop bitterness that follows. Slight CO2 and good bitterness in the finish really round out well. Overall, this is a really nice play on an ESB. It isn’t quite traditional "English" style but the Northwest-style hopping works really well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
A clear golden beer with a thick orangey head. The aroma is sweet malty with grassy notes of hops. The flavor is very malty with notes of newly harvested grain, leading to a dry straw finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (616) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Clear, light copper pour, creamy but thin head. Nose is malt and hops blended. Lightly bitter. Middle is sweeter; bread with butter that coats the tongue, bananas and soft tropical fruits. Finish shows carbonation and subtle hop exit.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Eberndt (165) - - DEC 15, 2013
Nice copper color and happy aroma. Caramel malts are also present with a slight fruit aftertaste. Wife liked it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlittle (18) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle to glass at room temp. Pours a deep copper colour and has a citrus aroma. Slightly hopped and very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Hints of orange citrus and bread blend with the caramel malts to make a tasty beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chadski4 (100) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Malty, biscuity aroma with a deep reddish copper color. Aberage seasonal with a little bite in the palate.


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