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25th Anniversary Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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587 Ratings
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Ratings: 587
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 7
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-06-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

RichH55, Dec 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

gshoes3, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Hammer35
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Hammer35, Nov 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

-ronin-, Nov 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

amalahow, Nov 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

XmnwildX12, Nov 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Bear1964, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of Westuh
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
Photo of jsprain1
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
Photo of TCMike
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
25th Anniversary Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 587 ratings.