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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3512) - 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 (1523) - 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 (1747) - 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 (590) - 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 (3844) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpmaster (1147) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3 ounce sampler at the Grovetoberfest Miami beer festival 10/13/12. Very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coolfunnj (323) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2013
aroma a bit fruity and citrusy but mostly caramel and funky yeast...nice looking big foamy head plenty of lace and nice clear orange red color..tastes fairly hoppy surprisingly hints of a bitter aftertaste as well malty sweet and cereal-like flavors as a base.. creamy but light mouthfeel..overall a nice session ale good flavors but not too overpowering

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Clear copper, loose white head. Smells very faint, but I get a little caramel and maple and other vaguely "Fall" aromas. Nicely sweet flavor, caramel and subtle woody notes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (5751) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
Draft at Bijams restaurant, Chicago. Pours clear amber with a white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and earthy hops. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Light bodied with light to moderate carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (4988) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
Tap at Bijam’s Bistro, Chicago. Poured a clear dark amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is malt hop yeast. The flavour is medium bitter with a hoppy yeast liqourice bitter and slightly metallic palate. More like an IPA than a harvest ale.


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