25th Anniversary Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by MattyG85:
4.16/5 rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Bottled on May 16th, 2013.
Appearance: Pours a deep copper amber orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big three finger off white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing on the glass.
Smell: A balanced biscuit malt aroma with solid earthy hop hints and citrus esters. Dry toasty malts with good hints of biscuit, toast, grains, yeast, caramel, toffee, nuts, and crackers. Some tea like hints. Nicely hoppy with good hints of citrus orange marmalade. Earthy hop hints along with some grass. A pretty nice English bitter aroma. Mild but zesty and well balanced.
Taste: Like the aroma hints, a biscuity malty taste with a solid earthy and citrus hop presence. Toasted malts upfront with a taste of biscuit, grains, toasted bread, yeast, nuts, caramel, toffee, and crackers. Solid hop balance with a citrus fruit taste of marmalade orange. Earthy hop notes of grass as well. Also some tea like taste. Tastes very English with a nice laid back biscuit malt and hop balance. Solid.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Crisp, creamy and very smooth with a drying finish.
Overall: A pretty solid English style Bitter. Has the toasty biscuit and orange citrus flavor typical of the style.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2013 07:40:21 | More by MattyG85
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3.35/5 rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
From bottle. Served a bit cold but flavors were substantial from the get go & fill out as it warms. Raisins, grass, lovely toasted malt & some oak are what I get. The balance swings, sways & teases between the bitter & the sweet. Well managed & enticing. Hope I don't have to wait until the 50th for another.
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2014 22:34:11 | More by seedyone
25th Anniversary Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 566 ratings.