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1825 - Greenbush Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

119 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SmartyPints on 12-13-2011)
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Photo of cfrances33
2.73/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at The Mark in South Bend on 8/10/12, served in a tulip.

Pour: Mostly clear golden, with two fingers white head. Slight lacing.

Smell: Light Belgian yeast. A hefty amount caramel malt.

Taste: Caramel malt, and light bready Belgian characteristics, but this beer is seriously lacking. When my gf tasted it, and she is no be slouch. her comment was "this tastes like regular beer" I unfortunately agreed.

Mouthfeel: A sipper, which is disappointing given its poor taste.

Overall: Not that good.

cfrances33, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of tectactoe
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

tectactoe, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of Gotti311
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Gotti311, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
2.98/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle purchased at the taproom and shared with Jason upon arrival in Madison Heights.

A - A white, quick-dissolving, wispy head settles to a thin ring of bubbles. Hazy copper body with with visible carbonation streams present.

S - Phenolic and spicy, with notes of bandaid, apples, alcohol, sugary malt, and a touch of herbal hops that also have a faint vomit character.

T - Taste is superior, as the unpleasant bandaid and vomit flavors are thankfully gone. Mostly Belgian yeast, bread, a bit of candi sugar, and a lightly medicinal finish. More of a Belgian Amber than a Dark.

M - Smooth texture, medium-full body, lower carbonation, and some definite warming alcohol. No major issues, but does little to enhance the beer either.

D - A thoroughly mediocre Belgian Strong Ale that suffers from a mildly unpleasant aroma. I'd skip this offering until Greenbush gets a better handle on Belgian yeast.

MasterSki, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of Inglewood
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Inglewood, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of BeerBuckeye
3/5  rDev -21.3%

BeerBuckeye, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of mgroothuis
3/5  rDev -21.3%

mgroothuis, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of wtkphoto
3/5  rDev -21.3%

wtkphoto, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of emerge077
3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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!

emerge077, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of Cameron_Clemens
3.2/5  rDev -16%

Cameron_Clemens, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Moses_Malone
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Moses_Malone, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of HardyA
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

HardyA, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of marcb105
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

marcb105, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of glazeman
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

glazeman, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of sendbeer
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

sendbeer, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of Beerdanza
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Beerdanza, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of ahq514
3.3/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass.

Pours a dark golden color. Steady waves of bubbles rising to surface, indicating higher carbonation. About a one finger white . head. Light lacing.

Interesting belgian yeast aromas comprise the nose. Certainly a little spicy and very earthy. Notes of banana and lemon as well. A good amount of caramel malt as well. Definitely different than most Belgian goldens.

Was expecting more like a Duvel, but got more of a tripel like beer. Very biscuity in its malt character. The yeast they use for this really brings out spiciness and some banana qualities. A bite of apple mixed in there too. An interesting mix of these flavors combine a very intense and fairly complex beer, although I'm honestly not sure how much I dug it. A decent amount of alcohol on the finish.

Medium body and a little bit heavy in carbonation. As far as drinkability goes, I will be sipping this beer for sure.

Love Greenbush's beers, but I would say this recipe needs to be revisited. I love the biscuity malt character. Some of the yeast characteristics were just overbearing in this beer and didn't necessarily complement the rest of it I thought. With each sip, I become more of a fan, but there is still something slightly off.

ahq514, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of andrewjraab
3.31/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a golden brown with good clarity and carbonation. Nice off white fluffy head leaving nice lacing and spots on the glass. Good retention.

S - Belgian yeast, bread grain, caramel, butterscotch.

T - Very grainy and bready - a bit overpowering on the yeast. Grassy. Some malts come through and warms slightly in the after burn.

O - It was a meh brew and I will not be coming back.

andrewjraab, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Summer78
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Summer78, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of Zaphog
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Zaphog, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of coz
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

coz, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of jemarent
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

jemarent, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of KevinL
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

KevinL, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of jzeilinger
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

jzeilinger, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of mkennedy119
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

mkennedy119, Jan 26, 2013
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1825 from Greenbush Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.