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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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chilidog

Ohio

4.44/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Wow, 25th year, a nice job on this one, surprised I was. I haven't bought a Goose in awhile. Kinda lost track of them with only Honkers and 312 in my area. Saw this and wasn't sure with only 6.4% and the BA inventory is quite full, G I has been busy.

It pours a nice amber orange from a April 23rd bottle into a anniversary tulip. A full tannish head that maintained well and laced even better. Rings of happiness.

The aroma is more malts, sugars and baked breadness then hop.

Taste carries that bread like biscuit with malts, toastyness, brown sugar and a good hop bitterness as balance.

The mouth is pleased for as a ESB, it's not over bitter.

Overall a very nice job on this one . Not a Big ABV for an Anna-brew but rather one to sit around and just enjoy a couple, perhaps to just talk over the past 25 years. Cheers Goose Island!

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 16:31:03 | More by chilidog
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25th Anniversary Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 566 ratings.