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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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 (362) - 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.


4
drdisque (899) - Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2018
On tap at Clybourn Brewpub. Pours champagne gold but without the fizz. Flavor is lightly tart, brightly sweet, dry finish, but still quenching. Light mouthfeel, can't detect the ABV at all. I can't say it's the absolute best beer I've had but it's amazingly crafted.

3.7
snoworsummer (6273) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2018
From a 2013 bottle. Pours clear bright gold with almost no head. Tastes like pale malts, faint herb, a light tartness, faint yeast, and faint citrus. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like faint herb, pale malts, faint yeast, and faint citrus.

3.5
nealblind (2007) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - DEC 23, 2017
Yellow orange. Aroma sulfur dough ammonia. Tastes peaches, clean. Dusky peaches. Lemons. Big round bubbles. Solid but not worth the price needs a bit more fullness.

3
cheap (6201) - CHINA - DEC 16, 2017
This crowler was $20 at JRs. They said it was a saison so, now that I see its a sour, really looking forward to it. Looks like a pale lager & smells like a saison in my steeler jack lambert glass number 58. You can smell it from clear across the table. First taste is a very good tart impressions, and yes a little saison yeast in the background.. Seems to have a mildly warming sensation right after each swig. Very good co2, quite easy to drink for an 8 percenter. Yes, easy but a little bit of a processed feel begins to creep in thru the middle. I know it says peaches but, I really have to search for that effect, maybe I'm mixing it up with the sour & tartness. In the end I thinks its quite enjoyable and provides a good kick as well. Lacto? Who knows? Its ab-bev! You know, I think I do get a little bit of peach in the finish.

2.6
IndianaRed (5119) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 1, 2017
On Tap Clear golden orange. Quick thin fizzy head. Peach and sweet slick pale malts. A sweet almost buttery feel. Very slight tartness. Strange.

2.7
FROTHINGSLOSH (8267) - 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 (9790) - 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 (4618) - 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 (6493) - 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 (1795) - 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.


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