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RATINGS: 535   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2007
Bottled (thanks drewbeerme). Amber colour, mediumsized white head. ARoma is hops, grass, malts and some flowery bitterness. Flavour is quite the same with big grassyness and also some earthyness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Love the bottle design - ahh, if it wasn’t 95 degrees still in southern Indiana, I might be excited that fall was actually here. Anyways, pours an autumn amber with a thin head on top. Very fresh cascade citrus hits my nose, along with a subtle back of caramel malt. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. The body is filled with grass, pine, resin, fresh orange and a mild rind bitterness. Nice and drinkable, this is really refreshing.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Pours medium amber with a nice sized head. Aroma is pretty big hops, fruity pebbles, grapefruit. Flavor is a tad soapy. Also piney hops, malts. Body is sort of thin and the finish is quite dry and bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
truebluehes (176) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Bottle. Dark reddish amber with tan head. Subtle sweet malt aroma with a hint of caramel. Flavor is quite bitter with a dose of hops. Grassy aroma and taste.... nice bitter ale

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drfabulous (4169) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Nice ESB that tastes a little like Goose’s pale ale with some extra cascades. Not an exciting beer, but also worth drinking as the weather cools.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12988) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2007
Bottled
Amber color, small creamy head, some lace. Cut grass nose - quite intensive. Pale malty, a bit sweetish start and late bready hoppyness, cut grassy notes. Long hoppy aftertaste. Balanced but simple.

2.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Tasted kind of like a pale ale to me.I wouldn’t say it is bitter exacly in flavor but it just has that bitter mouthfeel once swallowed that turns me off to pale ales in general. It had some oktoberfest type spice, but not enough to please me. I didn’t pour it out but woiuldn’t drink another.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Bottle from Friar Tuck in Savoy, IL. Pours a nice deep amber with a thick beige head. Aroma of sugary malts. Medium bodied. Initial flavor of caramelized malt and wet grains that transitions to a moderate grapefruit bitterness mid-palate. Finish is semi-dry, with some grapefruit rind and toasted malts that linger. Very well done

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Had this one bottled in Geneva, Illinois. Might be the best beer I’ve had from Goose Island. Bright amber color with a thick tan head, lots of floral hops, cinnamon toast, grassiness and some grapefruit citrusiness. Strong, dry finish. This one is a keeper.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Fantastic Bitter, plenty of American Hop character coupled with the stylistic qualities of an ESB. Another great one by this grand brewery.


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