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RATINGS: 313   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: We’ve 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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2.7
FROTHINGSLOSH (8142) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Sampled on draft at Tapped this beer poured a dark amber color with a trace soapy white head that faded and left no lacing. The aroma was sour, bretty and musty with sweetish and tangy malt and bubblegum. The aroma was sour with vinegar, brett, mustiness, bubblegum and faint tangy lemon. Long musty and bretty finish. Light body. Meh.

3.7
bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 4, 2017
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Tart and light sour aroma. Tart and light malt flavor with light green apple. Medium bodied. Tart/light sourness lingers with light green apple and light citrus.

3.9
edgallow (4473) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2017 Bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of funk and citrus. Taste is tart fruit and funk

3.9
dwyerpg (6410) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 14, 2017
Don't get the peach in the aroma, just sourness. The beer is quite sour, with a light peach and maybe some lemon notes. Not bad though pricey.

4.1
chucklemation (1763) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2017
Pours a hazy straw yellow with a white foam head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is funk, barnyard, wood, and peach. Flavor is funk and tart peach. Has a crisp body. Very good, simple and tasty.

3.6
SG111 (2025) - New York, USA - JUL 28, 2017
I Tap at OEB, Mi. Pours very clear golden yellow, no head. Aroma is lots of tart vinegar funk, maybe a spot of oak. Not much beyond that. But pleasant. Flavor is golden ale with tart vinegar notes. Not too impressed. But fine.

4.1
MetalNHopHead (2182) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 27, 2017
Sour beers are always good hot weather drinking options, but Goose Island’s Halia has a measure of class that would allow you to enjoy it in place of a champagne or white wine. Appearance is a lively pale gold. Bright, fruity yeast esters on the nose. Feel is spritzy with acidity, but the flavor is balanced and easygoing. Funky semi-sweet stonefruit, light citrus, and grape. I love Sours, but lately it seems like there have been several releases that are designed to punish rather than quench. You won’t mistake Halia for one of those.

3
HuskerTan (2396) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - JUL 19, 2017
Bottle. A- Brett, funky, tart, mild peach. A- Gold color, hazy liquid, minimal head. T- Bretty, funky, sour, tart, acidic. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, tart finish. O- Lots of brett and funk. The peaches are hardly there and I wish there was a ton more of them. Goose Island just hasn’t impressed me with these overpriced sours. Again, it wasn’t bad but too many other good sours to stick with Goose Island’s lineup.

4
thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2017 This bottled brew from a bottle shop was served at a cool temperature and poured a head of foamy fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that were very quickly diminishing and left behind a strong bubbly carbonation body hazy dark yellow white colored body and a poor lacing. The strong aroma was funky tart and sour. The mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish funky aftertaste. The tangy flavor contained notes of tart sour and funk. A great one but not one that I would consider drinking again.

3.8
valpoaj (755) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2017
Tap pour - hazy golden, thin white head. Aroma is funky, lacto, tart fruit - not particularly wonderful, but intriguing. Funky, tart flavor is dominant - peach comes through mid sip and later - quite sour. Spicy and vibrant on the palate - won’t be my favorite sour, but a nice, clean offering I would happily have again.


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