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RATINGS: 534   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
17thfloor (2444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Pours a glowing clear rich amber with big soda like bubbles and a small frothy tan head. Wow! Extremely hoppy aroma, very fresh, piney, grapefruit and citrus with some sweet caramel malt, fantastic! Flavor not quite as enticing, but still very good. Lighter caramel malt, not particularly clean, salty piney hops, a bit of grapefruit finishing earthy bitter. Medium body, slightly chewy, larger soda carbonation. Very Goose Island.

3.5
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2008
(Draught) Pours a hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grass, herbs, caramel, and florals. Flavor of hops (herbal, grassy) and toasted grain with a moderately bitter finish.

3.8
sebletitje (10293) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2008
Courtesy of monsone. Pours orange/amber, off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, with nice caramel sugar. Taste, malty, hoppy (in aftertaste), some really nice sweet flavor mixed with great caramel. Really well balanced, light finish.

3.3
That1Guy (2237) - Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Hell, nothing bad to say about this one. Really interesting profile. Hoppy nose turns into a really spicy flavor with hardly any bitterness at all in the finish. One of the spiciest beer I’ve ever been privy to. Dug it big time.

3.6
MatSciGuy (924) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2008
[Bottle] Pours a clearish caramel with a medium off white head. Aroma is citric, noble, and grassy hops. Flavor is quite hoppy with a touch of caramel. Medium mouthfeel. Nice.

2.5
BeerBunker (966) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Pours a dark orange with a white head. Aroma is weak, with only small hint of hops and citrus. Very watery, without much flavor to it. Some hops present in the taste, but not enough to make this beer anything more than medicore.

3.2
pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2008
bottle given to my by drewbeerme. thanks andrew.... pours a lively amber brown pour with a skimpy film of white head..... aroma of citrusy hops with an equally realized malt backbone along with some other grains..... flavors leave something to be desired but i wasn’t expecting too much. grassy and some bittering hops in the finish with a moderate degree of caramel malts. light carbonation, somewhat thin mouthfeel.

3.5
naivepegasus (388) - USA - SEP 22, 2008
Pours a cloudy caramel ruby with half a finger of off-white, slowly dissipating head that ends with a slight soapy residue. caramel and citrus hops in the odor. Less flavor than I had anticipated, its a little watery, but it ends with some subtle crisp, refreshing aftertaste of slight hops and grass.

4.2
RedXIII (127) - Powell, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Best effort from Goose Island I’ve ever had. Golden burnt copper color with an aroma of pine, citrus hops and grass/straw. Taste was hoppy but very smooth and creamy with some earthy and floral tones. Finish was crisp and light with some magnificant lacing left after each gulp. Excellent.

3.7
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2008
i expected an oktoberfest, was treated with this. malty nutty after-taste, pine hop aroma, reminds me what a good beer/ale tastes like.


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