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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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TCMike

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 22:35:53 | More by TCMike
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-13-2013 03:18:12 | More by SocalKicks
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mmclaughlin38

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-12-2013 01:32:00 | More by mmclaughlin38
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MITCHELLMPLS

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11-10-2013 23:05:26 | More by MITCHELLMPLS
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11-10-2013 23:04:44 | More by jbaker67
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 04:30:54 | More by Georgiabeer
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xungmound98

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11-10-2013 00:35:31 | More by xungmound98
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Shawner

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-08-2013 19:09:10 | More by Shawner
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BodiesLexus

New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-08-2013 04:27:35 | More by BodiesLexus
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dmk91

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-07-2013 19:37:47 | More by dmk91
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ChadSabin

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11-06-2013 18:29:19 | More by ChadSabin
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MeganandDana

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-06-2013 00:49:13 | More by MeganandDana
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1FatJ

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-05-2013 00:19:40 | More by 1FatJ
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle, bottled on date of 25 APR 13. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy copper color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. The brew smells like toasted malt, toffee, and candied oranges. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there's the addition of some herbal hop flavor. I know this brew isn't exactly fresh, but it's still tasty. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick with moderate carbonation. I think it's a good ESB. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 00:18:42 | More by bluejacket74
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nje123

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-02-2013 19:52:53 | More by nje123
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emwild12

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11-02-2013 01:10:29 | More by emwild12
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a deep, dark mahogany brown color with a full finger of off-white head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that covered the entire top of the beer in wispy clouds.

Aroma: Notes of malt and sugar dominate the aroma, with hints of orange peel and coriander.

Taste: Malty up front with some caramel highlights, finished by some nicely balanced hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 6.4% there is just the slightest hint of alcohol on the palate, but not much.

Overall: I really liked this beer, finding it to be very tasty. A solid offering from Goose Island.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 23:57:23 | More by Jeffreysan
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-29-2013 00:11:17 | More by mfl620ks
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jmccullough108

Missouri

1.5/5  rDev -59.2%

10-26-2013 00:01:51 | More by jmccullough108
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bsm80x

New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

10-25-2013 19:53:01 | More by bsm80x
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emerge077

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-25-2013 16:35:20 | More by emerge077
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CEDAMA

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

10-25-2013 02:33:26 | More by CEDAMA
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Koester

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +8.7%

10-24-2013 02:00:14 | More by Koester
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TPONY51

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-22-2013 05:09:58 | More by TPONY51
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ms333

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.5%

10-21-2013 01:57:05 | More by ms333
25th Anniversary Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 566 ratings.