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25th Anniversary Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

566 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 566
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-06-2013)
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Zraly

Virginia

3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper in color, much like a slightly worn penny. Off-white head that is fluffy and accentuates the clarity and color. Beautiful lacing. Very striking in appearance; one of the nicer beers I've poured in some time. Smell of grains and earthy hops.

The key word for this beer is balance and thus, I'd have to say this falls very true to style. Not too malty and not too bitter. A hint of fruit and lots of grain pulls through a smooth hop bitterness. Husky at first, but very mellow in the finish. A touch of brown sugar finds its way to the forefront here and there. Medium-bodied. Small hints of alcohol, which are a bit off the map for style, but in no way impedes the general drinkability.

A good ESB that would go well with most pub grub. I can even see it working with with a nice strip steak served with carmelized onions.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 22:17:37 | More by Zraly
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25th Anniversary Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 566 ratings.