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RATINGS: 539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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 Ė itís 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (5649) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 17, 2013
I didnít know there was such a thing as an American ESB but I like it. The flavor certainly has a little bit of malt and caramel to it but also a fair amount of hops, mostly piney. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (2111) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Lots of caramel. Dry after taste. Tasty. Perfect choice and use of hops. Well rounded.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (767) - USA - NOV 15, 2013
Light copper, clear Light body, intense initial flavor but turning weak in the middle, smooth texture, dry, lean finish. Very bitter, which saves it from being flat, lasting to the finish. Complex and long hop flavors ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
toml219 (285) - California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Poured from the bottle into a glass. A nice ale very easy to drink. Had as part of a variety pack and this was this was my least fav of the three but still good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
poisoneddwarf (2283) - Coeur dí Alene, Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2013
12 oz bottle, bottled on 9/1/13--a little over two months old. Aroma is spicy, perfumy, floral hops, caramel malt, earth. Pours clear copper with a medium off-white head with decent retention; leaves some lace. Taste is mostly sweet with a light bitter edge. Caramel is the dominant flavor, but piney hops hover in the background. Creamy mouthfeel, somewhat soft carbonation. Not bad in execution, but not for me. With this style, at least for me, itís give me a Fullerís or give me something else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4675) - Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2013
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 8/2/2013. Bit of a gusher upon opening. Pours lightly cloudy orange copper color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, grapefruit, orange zest, pear, toast, biscuit, floral, light pine, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of hop and malt notes; with decent strength. Taste of caramel, grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, floral, toast, biscuit, light pine, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of earthy floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, citrus, floral, toast, biscuit, and light pine on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of malt and hop flavors; with a very nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good ESB style. Good balance of malt and hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lightrider (344) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle into an ale glass. Pour is a dark Amber,gold with a fine head. Aroma is hop and lite grains. Taste is a great bitter wash. Finish is smooth with more bitter than a lot of ipaís. A great ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2931) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
A: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Decent Lacing S: Sweet Bread, Mildly Floral, Mildly Grainy T: Semi Sweet Bread, Floral, Mild Banana??? M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter Overall, a slightly above average harvest, nice blend of malts and mild hoppiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle into glass..clear red pour with thin white head..aroma is a light sour fruit..taste is cinnemn..pumpkin..hopps..good overall

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhopsbeertalk (297) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2015 A very flavorful and balanced harvest ale. The spicy bitter bite is nicely balanced by the subtle sweetness of caramalts.

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