25th Anniversary Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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2.63/5 rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Thanks to Bilco for the bottle.
Appearance: Tiny white head drops to a spotty cap in short order. Some splotches of thin lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour. A nice mostly clear copper. Looks on point.
Smell: Slightly sweet hyper bready malts. Some caramel malt sweetness coupled with caramelized malt sugar. A slight mineral backing with a mildly earthy and herbal hop profile. A touch of apple skin and flesh. Vague almost spiciness. Clean and easy.
Taste: A lot more apple than the nose indicated. Apple core and skin. Some malt sweetness pushes caramel and slightly toasted bread. Some earthy and herbal hops compliment the sweet profile. Toasted and dirty. Warming pushes a slightly metallic taste over the apple. Clean yeast finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate carbonation. Clean and a bit crisp.
Overall: But the island isn't the UK.
A decent take on the style. A bit too sweet with some off flavors, but it's not bad. I'd drink it again if offered one, but I wouldn't pick it up.
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2013 22:58:45 | More by Goblinmunkey7
25th Anniversary Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 566 ratings.