Goose Island Halia Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale

Goose Island Beer Company
Chicago, IL, United States of America

Vital Statistics

Release: Limited Rotating (vintaged)
ABV: 7.5%
Bitterness: 11 IBU

From the brewer

Halia is a farmhouse ale aged in wine barrels with whole peaches, resulting in bright, effervescent fruit notes in a soft, hazy body that finishes slightly tart and sweet with the pleasant character of ripe, juicy peaches. Literally meaning “remembrance of a loved one” in Hawaiian, Halia was brewed in memory of the dear friend of one of our brewers who loved peaches.

Average Scores

Overall: 92 (logged 2 times)
Bottle: 92 (logged 1 time)
Draft: 92 (logged 1 time)

Who's been drinking this

2016 release
Tart, apricot-like, going into a lightly bitter, pretty funky Brett character. Finishes buttery and mellow, very much the prototypical ideal for a sour for me.
Bottle at Home
unknown release
Strongly tart and ambiguously fruity at the front, lingering into the finish. The flavor resolves into a thickish peach nectar flavor to close, which mixed well with the tartness. Hints of buttery Brett brings cobbler to mind and nicely sweetens out. First few sips tasted syrupy but resolved nicely over time. Very tasty!