1825 - Greenbush Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
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16 Reviews
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Reviews: 16
Hads: 144
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 3.6%
Wants: 5
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: SmartyPints on 12-13-2011

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Reviews: 16 | Hads: 144
Reviews by liamt07:
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3.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from the brewery, 12oz into a tulip.

Reddish orange, with a thin white head. Almost no retention, and the same case with lacing. Heavy Belgian yeast, fruity, slightly grainy and doughy and sweet malt character. Slight spice from the hops. Palate ha sweet doughy malt, spicy hops and a bittersweet finish. Full feel, alcohol is only partially disguised and the carbonation pops quite a bit on this one, even though it's not apparent on the pour. A nice Belgian golden strong, although this is tough to put back at when the spice and alcohol comes across too strong. (572 characters)

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Pours languidly into a tumbler glass, hard to generate much of a head, but there was about an eighth of an inch there momentarily. Foam quickly subsides, leaving a thin ring around the edges, no lacing. Tawny amber orange color, somewhat hazy.

Bubblegum and clove aromas, kind of a stereotypical "Belgian" aroma.

Spicy flavors, big on the phenolics, lasting clove in the aftertaste, low level pepper bitterness. Viscous body, low carbonation. Not a fan of the mouthfeel, a bit slick and coating, needs more carbonation. Overall not a total waste, it's not deeply flawed, just not appealing to personal taste. However i'm not sure about finishing it.

Thanks for this one Eric! (681 characters)

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12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Another new beer to me from Greenbush Brewing Co., this one listed as a Belgian Strong Pale Ale.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a dark burnt orange colored body with some nice sediment floating in the glass. Three fingers of beige foam for a head that falls to about a finger. Fat spotty lacing. For some reason, I thought it would be lighter in color, but it looks very nice.

S - Smell is comprised of the usual suspects - candied caramel maltiness, Belgian yeast, banana, clove, dough, pepper. A simple, yet pleasant aroma.

T - The taste follows the nose - candied sugars, caramel, green apple, pear, banana, white grape. Lots of lovely yeast derived fruitiness on this one. It's very nice, but I was hoping for more grassy / herbal flavors. No alcohol heat or burn; the 9.30% abv is extremely well hidden.

M - The feel is slightly heavy. Dry on the finish. Medium-full bodied with good carbonation. Some lingering fruitiness / stickiness on the palate. Very easy drinking for the high abv.

Overall, a nicely done but average representation of the style from Greenbush. Doesn't really bring anything new or exciting to the table, but it's certainly enjoyable and very drinkable.

Greenbush 1825 ---4/5. (1,279 characters)

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1825 from Greenbush Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.