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RATINGS: 308   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle from Proof. Poured into a Goose Island wine-style glass. Slight haze to this beer. Color is like the skin of a lemon. Yellow/gold with a twinge of straw. Tons of bubbly white head that held about a minute before fading into a thinner head and medium collar. Lots of lacing. Aroma is like dry earth, faint barnyard funk, a healthy amount of peach is noticeable, but not at all overpowering. Taste is delightful: peachy farmhouse goodness. Dry/tart yeast. Earthy/floral hops. Simply divine. Nice high carbonation and medium-low body really make this fun to drink.


3
HuskerTan (2202) - 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 (6184) - 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 (744) - 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.

3.8
wlajwl (6812) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Aroma is fruit and complex funk. The flavor is fruit, mild grapefruit, malts and a tart/funky/slightly sweet finish.

3.4
Satyroneto (379) - BRAZIL - MAY 27, 2017
Cor amarelo palha, um pouco turva, com leve brilho e um discreto perlage. Espuma branca de baixíssimas formação e persistência e sem lacing. Aroma frutado de pêssego tão logo vertida; também se percebe acidez e notas vinificadas. Sabor inicial azedo de pêssego com final seco, efervescente e ácido lembrando vinho; retrogosto efervescente e cítrico de pêssego. Corpo leve e média/alta carbonatação. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
bp (922) - 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
PanMarek (443) - 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
mabel (9246) - 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
EdKing (2586) - 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
rederic (3337) - montréal, 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.


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