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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Goose Island Halia is a sour peach saison aged in wine barrels with Brettanomyces Claussenii and fifty pounds of peaches per barrel

Admin Note: Weve seperated this entry from Mae (and subsequently retired Mae) as it utilizes a different base and has no real Lactobacillus influence.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bp (915) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2017
Bottle: pours light golden straw color with a thin white head, tart and bretty aroma, taste is sour, tart, a little funky with a thin body. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PanMarek (402) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Slightly cloudy pale golden pour with quick white foam. Strong tart, acetic notes in the nose. Some citrus (lemon?) and some earthy aspects. The taste follows, dominated by the tartness. The citrus seems lemony on the tongue. The peach flavors are subtle at first but emerge as it warms. Crisp texture, dry finish and lots of fizz. The brett and the aging brings out some dry vinous flavors. Medium, soft body. The mustiness is overcome by the tartness. More complexities arrive as it warms up. The saison aspect is present, but the sourness tends to dominate. Another good offering from Goose Island. Curious to know why Rate Beer lists it as a sour / wild rather than a saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2017
[8713-20160913] 650mL bottle. Light lemon cardboard aroma. Slightly hazy, pale yellow body with a quick foamy white head. Sour lemon tart flavour. Medium body is quite sour. Good. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
(w/ jercraigs, wilco)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (2529) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2017 Bottle in Vintage Ale House Balham. Very pale coloured Amber beer, no head. Nose is super sour and tart, lemon and grapefruit, acidic, lemon juice, floral, white wine vinous.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rederic (3332) - montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2017
765ml bottle, slight hazy pale blonde hue, with a bubbly white, but falling quickly, nice mild vanilla, butter, coconut, funky wild fruity yeast nose, with some white wine tannin, pineapple, sour white peach, faint juicy acidic lemony accents and a subtle tart rhubarb, faint honeyed pale, pilsner, wheat malt, faint sour green apple note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good juicy mild sour pineapple, white peach, white grape, funky wild saison yeast character with some light wet woody oak barrel, white wine tannin, sour green apple skin, faint sourish wheat, pale, pilsner malt flavours leading towards a juicy fruity pineapple sourness dry finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2017
Bottle pour - third of a pint - at Goose Island Vintage Ale House Balham, as part of a flight. As Goose Island Halia. Hazy golden yellow, lightly sparkling with a small foamy white head. Aroma is funky green apple, apple sourz, white wine notes and proper lambic funk. Body is light, tingly carbonation and a touch frothy. Taste is oaky, breathy and musty, rounded lemon tart and fruity white wine vs oak, drying woody linger with a tangy bright finish. Any peach is overtaken by the wine for me. Really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (4466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Pours hazy yellow with low white head. Aroma of peach, bretta, light gooseberries, kiwi, grapes and grass. Taste is medium grape and apple tart with mild fruit sweet finish. Light and crisp body with average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joaopcf (26) - Shanghai, CHINA - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle @ Beer Lady. Pour is hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma and flavor are lightly tart with hints of woody spice and peach. Light body and crisp dry finish. Carbonation is lively like a bottle of champagne. Great beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (1557) - - FEB 4, 2017
Hazy yellow pour, smaller fast disipating head. Peach up front in the aroma, lemon, funk, Brett, yeast. Stone fruit up front, overripe apricot, light green mango notes, Brett, yeast, tart. Medium body, understated carbonation.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (3330) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 20, 2017
From the 750 ml. bottle. 2016 batch. A slightly cloudy pale yellow-olive colored pour with a fizzy white head that builds up and fades within seconds. Sediment. The aroma emits esters of green grape, Brett, toasted white bread, yeast, spice, and maybe a grapefruit zest. Medium body but also very soft yet carbonated. The taste is as a wild ale should be with a good tart and sour flavor, some bready notes, and a clean herbal finish that lingers briefly. This was decently done but I cannot justify spending $22 again on it when I can find others with the same characteristics for half the price.


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