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25th Anniversary Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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590 Ratings
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Ratings: 590
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 7
Gots: 22 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 05-06-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 590 | Reviews: 119
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3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Started very cluody and brown with a little lace and a bit of a head that faded. Smelled sweet and yet more like a brown. Was pretty foamy in the mouth and bitter on the tounge. The taste was more like a brown rather than a ESB.

Gave a full review but lost it. It was really tasty, but was more of a brown. The bitter was offset by sweet making a nice balance.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Hammer35
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Opaque reddish/copper color with a pale head that doesn't stick around long and minimal lacing. Not much carbonation to be seen either.

Smell: Malty and sweet with a hint of fruit.

Taste: Similar to the aroma, but the flavor seems thin to me. Bitter finish that is a palate cleanser though.

Mouthfeel: Thin and almost watery. Very lightly carbonated.

Overall: Far from the worst beer I've ever had but there's nothing that makes this stand out to me. There's nothing particularly offensive about this, but nothing memorable either.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of hopsolutely
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.11/5  rDev +12%
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.

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4.19/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

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25th Anniversary Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 590 ratings.