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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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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Tanger112, Jun 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

mmmbeerNY, Jun 17, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From bottle. Served a bit cold but flavors were substantial from the get go & fill out as it warms. Raisins, grass, lovely toasted malt & some oak are what I get. The balance swings, sways & teases between the bitter & the sweet. Well managed & enticing. Hope I don't have to wait until the 50th for another.

seedyone, Jun 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Fargrow, Jun 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Canada_Dan, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

cd34, May 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

rdooley, May 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

jyacco15, May 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

gio540, May 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Beestin, May 03, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

TheBeerdedCharmer, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

thatoneguymike, Apr 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

JKbeerlover, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

SkinniePost, Apr 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

tp05lg, Apr 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

whatname, Apr 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Daniel_Douglas, Apr 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Luweezy, Apr 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

sbricker, Mar 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Tafyob41, Mar 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Piske41, Mar 23, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

[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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KajII, Mar 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

oldsailor, Mar 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Satan70, Mar 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

ConradKenney, Mar 15, 2014
25th Anniversary Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 580 ratings.