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25th Anniversary Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

580 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 580
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 5
Gots: 20 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Westuh, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

mdfb79, Nov 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

mmulebarn, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

CiderGoggles, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

bigbluebeerguy, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of hopsolutely
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent ESB. Pours a beautiful tawny amber with a respectable off-white head that has good retention. Malt forward aroma has some barrel and caramel tones. The flavour is sweeter than I expected, but ends with a decent bitterness after the caramelized malt body. Some roasted malt and barrel elements also linger in the finish.

hopsolutely, Nov 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

ejimhof, Nov 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

IanNewton84, Nov 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

NikD, Nov 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

oneforyouoneforme, Nov 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Smarty_Pints, Nov 18, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Copper colored. 1.5 finger white head. Decent retention and lacing.
S- Sweet malt, and citrus. Specifically candied orange. There is just a hint of cookie to it also.
T- More of the same here. A simple but tasty profile of sweet bread, cookie, and orange. I rather much like the hop profile in use here.
M- Medium-full body. Carbonation is a bit too aggressive for me in this style.
O- A good ale. Worthy of an anniversary ale. Not the best I've had from Goose Island, but a quality beer nonetheless.

jsprain1, Nov 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

taez555, Nov 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

pkalix, Nov 17, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours, a copper/caramel color. Produced a 2 finger, off-white, head. Little lacing.

Aroma is of caramel, malts, some light citrus hops.

Taste is similar...malt forward, smooth, medium body, but a tinge hoppier than expected, (not IPA hoppy). Medium body.

Very good, and balanced. Easy drinking.

TCMike, Nov 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

SocalKicks, Nov 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

mmclaughlin38, Nov 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

MITCHELLMPLS, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

jbaker67, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought this a very solid beer and quite true to the style, if perhaps a tad hoppier. That being said, the types of hops used seemed not out of place, and there was a nice balance with some firm malt that turns biscuity on the finish, and a bit of copper as well. Except for the slightly amped up hops, this seems quite traditional to me otherwise and well made. I enjoyed it.

Georgiabeer, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

xungmound98, Nov 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Shawner, Nov 08, 2013
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BodiesLexus, Nov 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

dmk91, Nov 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

ChadSabin, Nov 06, 2013
25th Anniversary Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 580 ratings.