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Harvest Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

Harvest Ale

Overall: 9.0/10 by 1 dude

Dudes: 9.0/10

Trend: 9.0/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (ESB)

ABV: 5.70%

IBU: 35

Season: Fall

Have Another: 100%

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  • Color: Amber
  • Poured clear with lots of off-white, frothy, sticky foam. I poured into a tulip and had to pour the beer four times to get it the entire contents into the glass. Retention was awesome and some pretty lacing throughout.

    Aroma is beautiful: big pine and floral hops with a backbone of malt (caramel and bread). Aroma is surprisingly pleasant.

    The aroma gave me the idea that I was going to enjoy a nice IPA but the taste parts ways. Bread and caramel malt with a more subdued pine and floral hop tastes. There is a slight bread and hop bitterness/aftertaste.

    Light carbonation, medium body, and some hop oil/creaminess that coats the teeth (minor).

    This beer is right on in terms of being a hit with me from the initial pour, then comes the great aroma, followed by a crisp drinking beer. They obviously bumped up the hops at the end of the boil or dry hopped this baby. Get a fresh bottle so you can enjoy the dreamy aroma. Enjoy!
  • Reviewed: Friday, October 23, 2009 at 20:31:42
  • Tasted: October 23, 2009 by scot
  • $1.00 for 12 oz. bottle