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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 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4135) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Pour a nice bronze with a sudsy tan head. The aroma is all kinds of hoppiness - earthy / piny / tropical / floral. It is very clean, full and rich with some caramel / toffee malt in the back. Medium slick body with some good soft carbonation. The flavor starts with semi-sweet toasted malt, but that is overshadowed by the earthy & piny hops. The finish has hop spiciness added to the mix and then a lingering sweetness from the caramel malt. A very nicely done ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2007 12 oz bottle bought from Samís Wine and Spirits. Pours amber with a beige head. Lightly hopped nose, carmels, toasted, grapefruit/pine underneath. Toffee carmel flavors with the grapefruit slightly coming in. This tastes very fresh (obviously it is) and pretty good for one of my least favorite styles. Iím glad they replaced their Oktoberfest with this. Drink it quick before the hops fade.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2007
On tap at GTMW. Poured clear medium caramel with a short cap of beige head. Aroma picked up sweet floral hoppage upfront with toasted caramel sweetness beneath.. some leafy notes and some lemon.. no major flaws, but didnít do it for me. The flavor found lightly-toasted semi-sweet caramel and toffee at the core, surrounded by moderate-to-high floral bitterness.. didnít like whatever hops they used here.. OK balance. Light-medium bodied with higher bitterness (and again, I didnít like the hop usage). I was disappointed by this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2007
GTMW 2007. The beer pours to a sparkling medium amber body with an average off-white head that mostly lasts. The aroma is hay and cereal with toasted malts and grapefruit with a pepper. The flavor is light breads, hay, cereals, and toasted malts. Grapefruit hops. The palate is medium-light bodied and has a dry fizzy texture with a light creaminess. Slight astringency. Meh.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1938) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2009 Copper with good, foamy beige head / Burnt sugar, orange, and hop nose / Medium body, creamy with a touch of sweetness, a tad watery, but with good balance and finish / Flavors of burnt sugar, pineapple, orange, dry hops, and a little lemon on the finish / Very nice - more of a pale ale than an ESB.


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