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25th Anniversary Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

570 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 570
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 5
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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TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

05-03-2014 07:14:14 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-28-2014 00:56:04 | More by thatoneguymike
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JKbeerlover

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-19-2014 22:25:13 | More by JKbeerlover
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-17-2014 20:34:23 | More by SkinniePost
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tp05lg

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

04-16-2014 22:33:32 | More by tp05lg
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-14-2014 02:23:36 | More by whatname
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Daniel_Douglas

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

04-10-2014 01:59:58 | More by Daniel_Douglas
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Luweezy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

04-05-2014 16:30:44 | More by Luweezy
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sbricker

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.5%

03-30-2014 08:37:25 | More by sbricker
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Tafyob41

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

03-25-2014 02:43:14 | More by Tafyob41
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Piske41

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-23-2014 19:36:47 | More by Piske41
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KajII

North Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -10.9%

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

The pour was a cloudy medium chestnut brown with an average (1-2 finger) light cream colored rocky head that diminished at a normal pace, down to a medium wispy film and collar and had decent spotty lacing.

The aroma was a tad mild with a light bread malt, herbal hops and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of citrus (grapefruit), caramel, brown sugar, a light fruity ester and a mild nuttiness.

The taste was very similar to the aroma starting off with a light sweet maltiness along with a hint of caramel and a light fruity presence at first, then a light hoppiness crept in with a touch of citrus all leading up to a nice mildly bitter nutty finish. The flavor lingered on the taste buds for an average time following the swallow, with a bitter fruity nutty taste left behind.

Mouthfeel was a bit beyond light in body with a somewhat dry texture and an almost medium carbonation.

Overall this was a decent enough brew, with a nice fruity sweetness that eventually gives way to a mild nutty bitterness at the end. Making this a rather tasty and enjoyable drinking experience...

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03-22-2014 14:19:03 | More by KajII
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oldsailor

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-18-2014 17:57:02 | More by oldsailor
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Satan70

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-15-2014 23:51:37 | More by Satan70
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ConradKenney

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-15-2014 09:45:57 | More by ConradKenney
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-12-2014 16:42:05 | More by SD-Alefan
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-12-2014 02:35:27 | More by Zetcha7x
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Paz8812

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-09-2014 21:23:13 | More by Paz8812
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Loco_Joe

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-09-2014 20:05:33 | More by Loco_Joe
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EinFesteBurg

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.5%

03-06-2014 15:58:33 | More by EinFesteBurg
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JohnnyNicks

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-04-2014 21:59:36 | More by JohnnyNicks
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-21-2014 23:52:10 | More by ZEB89
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

02-15-2014 00:39:33 | More by beersdmf17
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CHickman

New York

3.79/5  rDev +3%

Pours very cloudy orange copper color with a big creamy 2 finger light tan head that was full of bubbles of all sizes and went down very slowly, leaving really good lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells like caramel, malt, toffee, dark fruits and some herbs; the caramel and fruity sweetness basically control the aroma with a mix of fruits like an old apple or pear that was cut open and sitting on the counter for a few hours – despite the “bad” fruit analogy, the beer smell was good.

Tastes malty and bready up front, with caramel, tea leaf, toffee, floral hops, piney hops and then oaky notes that are earthy and spicy. The malt sweetness fades and trails off more spicy and bitter with the oak or woody notes almost leading to a brown sugar flavor. Each sip is a little different and as it warms it gets better and a little more complex.

Mouthfeel buttery and smooth, with very light carbonation, a medium to thick body and a finish that’s sweet like rum and also on the bitter side. The aftertaste is malty with toffee, but fades clean like a rye or dry hop cleansing.

Overall it was good and a lot more complicated that I thought it would be. Congratulations Goose Island on your 25th Anniversary, hopefully the new conglomerate involved won’t stop more beers like this from being made.

02-09-2014 03:11:36 | More by CHickman
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rmargeson

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-07-2014 00:42:54 | More by rmargeson
25th Anniversary Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 570 ratings.