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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (337) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2014
BOD 9/1/13. Pours a clear medium amber with a slight ruby cast. Very nice well formed head with lacing that retains well. The slight nose is sweet citrus fruit (mango and orange) and caramel over a biscuit sweetness. The body is almost medium with a smooth texture that approaches a slight slickness. Normal carbonation with little effervescence. The flavor profile is well balanced. It begins with slight citrus sweetness, progresses to caramel and biscuit sweetness and finishes with a nice mild bitterness. The finish is more smooth than crisp and leaves a nice herbal bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
[6100-20131214] Bottle. Mild toasted corn mash aroma. Clear, pale orange pink body with a quick foamy white head. Sweet grains flavour. Medium body is sweet upfront. Average. (6/3/6-/3/10) 2.8
(@ Abraxas, Miami, FL)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4389) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Backlog rating on 9-14-2012 at Cap n’ Cork Covington Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN, beer tasting. This beer pours a small beige head that is fully lasting, transparent amber body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and a good amount of lacing. The aroma is malt and pine hops. The flavor is malt, lightly bitter, pine, and citrus hops. The mouthfeel of this beer is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. All-in-all, this beer has a mild lingering hoppy aftertaste and is worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1917) - - SEP 23, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-8-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a nice deep amber-copper color with a huge foamy cream colored head. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a nice level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a sweet caramel and a bit of toffee as well as some fruit smells of apple and a decent roasted malt smell. Along with these sweeter and maltier aromas is a moderately strong hop smell of a citrus and floral nature. Taste – The taste begins with caramel sweetness and a nice roasted malt and biscuit taste. As the flavor advances, the taste sweetens as toffee and apple tastes come to the tongue. Along with these sweeter flavors coming to the tongue, the roasted flavors dwindle, further enhancing the sweeter flavors. While the sweeter is enhanced, it is kept in check/balance by a lightly hoppy taste of a citrus and herbal nature, in the end leaving a very pleasantly balanced bitter-sweet flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the medium side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that was on the average side as well. Both were rather appropriate for the style batching both the sweet and bitter hop flavors nicely. Overall –Some roast, some sweet and some hop all melding very nicely. A rather enjoyable ESB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2014
The body has a rich hazy amber color with some nice visible carbonation and a light beige head on top. This head is about two fingers tall at the end of the pour and fades slowly making some nice lace patterns on the way down the glass. The aroma has some herbal/earthy/leafy hops up first with some mellow fruity/estery and light caramel like malty sweetness in the background. The flavor reflects this with a great balance or mix of bready, yeasty and fruity (apricot/peach notes) maltiness with herbal and slightly citrusy floral hops. Its medium bodied and smoothly textured with a well blended mild finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjmoen (114) - - APR 22, 2014
Clear, amber color. Fair amount of bitterness, some caramel and toffee notes. Some lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2442) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had an amber colored body that leaves a beautiful soft foamy yet lumpy two finger white head that lasts for at least a good two minutes. Beautiful nice lacing appears and clings nicely to the sides of the pint glass. The body is slightly hazy yet no carbonation is rising. The smell had a slightly bland but herbal with some hops here and there, a bit of breadiness comes out in a toasty sort of way. The taste had a soft biscuit-ness with a caramel kind of maltiness, interesting (it is an ESB, though). On the palate, she sat at medium with a nice feel on the tongue, perhaps, close to perfect. Overall, this turned out better than I thought, I’d have this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3553) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
bottle. amber with one finger head. i love the honkers, but this might be even better. full-flavored esb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pershing (485) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Poured one and half 12 ounce bottles into a nonic pint glass. Clear medium copper color with an off-white tightly packed lasting head. Light spruce aroma with some malt. Medium body with a fair amount of hop bitterness to match the style with some caramel and toffee notes. finishes a little dry with some lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ExpendableHero (770) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Copper colored brew with an off white head. Aromas of toffee and pine needles. Tastes of some caramel, toasted nutty notes, some toffee, and earthy hops. Nice biscuit malt balance. Dry, bitter finish. This was quite nice and unique for the style.

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