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RATINGS: 530   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhopsbeertalk (64) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2013
A very flavorful and balanced harvest ale. The spicy bitter bite is nicely balanced by the subtle sweetness of caramalts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (196) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle pour into pint Belgium snifter glass. Very slight head but a visually appealing appearance in a deep burnt sienna color. Surprisingly refreshing malty IPA. A well-balanced ale that really delivers a solid taste and an unexpected satisfaction.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonshawn (264) - - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle. Amber. Good lacing. Sweet and malty aroma. Bitter but not as much as expected. Reminded of an English ale. Didn’t love how it finished. Uncertain how well the harvest is coming in.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obxdude10 (1971) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
12oz bottle that poured a bright and clear amber color with a decent-sized beige head. The head left some nice lacing around the inside of the glass. The nose was nicely balanced, with a nice combo of sweet and bready malts and crisp and slightly spicy hops. The flavors resemebled the nose, with hints of bread, caramel and toast. I also got a delicious hoppy tone from the body. The finish was smooth, dry and bready. A very nice ESB.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brianairb85 (67) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
This is a perfect October beer! It is more flavorful than Sam Adams Octoberfest. It's a must try for the fall and craftbeersmen.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (2986) - Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Pours a clear dark amber with a very thick yellowish buff head. Malty aroma has fruity and horehound hints. Malty and woody notes support subtle fruit and earthy tones plus a hint of clove. Firm, smooth texture has some good fizz to it. Nice with a meal - or a ball game.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1042) - Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Golden coper color. Bready and earthy malts. Touch of hops. Medium body and very smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mzaar (1366) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2013
På fat. Kopparfärgad vätska med medelstort vitt skum. Tämligen svaga dofter: Bröd och karamell. Oklar frukt och smörkola i smaken. Fin beska i eftersmaken.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamP01 (514) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Pours a crystal clear dark amber with a medium beige head with good lacing. Aroma of citrus, orange and floral hops fill the nose. Taste is citrus and orange undertones, with good amount of caramel malt as it warms up followed by floral and earthy hops bitterness on the end for balance, A medium body, smooth with moderate carbonation. The finish slowly mellows out to a flavorful caramel malt, a bit of orange peel, some grains followed by some good floral earthy hops bitterness for balance and a bit of a nutty flavor as well. Overall a good, tasty and enjoyable brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3671) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Tap at Woodshed. Pours a clear dark amber color with a foamy white head. Aroma is quite malty, with a gentle breadiness. Slight spice and autumn aromas. Flavor is nice, mellow and smooth. Plenty of malt with a touch of a bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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