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1825 - Greenbush Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

94 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.99%


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:
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(Beer added by: SmartyPints on 12-13-2011)
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep orange copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of banana, pear, apple, white grape, honey, biscuit, toast, candi sugar, clove, pepper, bubblegum, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and balanced malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of banana, pear, apple, white grape, honey, biscuit, toast, candi sugar, clove, pepper, bubblegum, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of banana, pear, apple, white grape, honey, biscuit, toast, clove, bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness on finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of fruity/earthy yeast with balanced bready/candi sugar malt sweetness; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian strong golden ale. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and bready/candi sugar malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 04:26:26 | More by superspak
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andrewjraab

Michigan

3.31/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 19:43:38 | More by andrewjraab
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LooseGasCap

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Smoky, lingering notes on the nose. Great drinking beer. Rich amber/brown color. Smooth and creamy but plenty of flavors in there to keep you busy guessing. At 9.3% ABV, it could be a dayender or a nice launch for the evening... 2nd bottle even better.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 23:55:23 | More by LooseGasCap
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

picked up a bottle of Greenbush's 1825 last week for $2.59 at The Lager Mill. I tried this beer last month at a Greenbush tap takeover and I liked it and I thought it was a solid example of a Belgian Pale Ale and I'm interested too see how the bottled version is, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, but it just showed up recently so it's fairly fresh. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a tulip.

A- The label looks pretty nice, it may not be the most eye catching, but I really like the look of it. It poured a nice and slightly hazy golden orange color that took on more of an amber orange color when held to the light with a finger and a half worth of slightly off white head that died down to a thing ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice patchy and spotty lacing behind. This was a pretty nice looking Belgian Pale Ale, but it could have used a little more head and that would make it more true to style.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness that has a slight candied sugar like aroma to it followed by a good amount of Belgian yeast being the first to show up and it imparts a light spicy aroma with some nice bubble gum and banana like aromas with a very slight hint of some of that funky Belgian yeast, but it's barely noticeable. Up next comes a noticeable herbal and slightly medicinal aroma with some fruity and dark fruit aromas coming through. Towards the end comes a pretty light alcohol aroma followed by some malty aromas with caramel malts seeming to stick out the most. This beer had a nice aroma that was fairly true to style.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness that bordered on being highly sweet and it has a slight candied sugar like flavor to it followed by the Belgian yeast being the first to show up and it imparts all those Belgian yeast aspects that I got in the aroma with no single flavor seeming to stick out the most. Up next comes a slight herbal and slight medicinal flavor with a slight bit of alcohol coming through. Towards the end comes a little more sweetness followed by some malty flavors with caramel malts still seeming to stick out the most and it had a higher amount of low bitterness with a sweet and Belgian yeast like aftertaste. This was a nice tasting Belgian Pale Ale, it was a slightly rough around the edges, but I thought it was still pretty solid.

M- Fairly smooth, slightly cloying, slightly sticky, crisp, medium bodied with a higher amount of medium carbonation that was just slightly prickly. The mouthfeel was nice and it was fairly true to style.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and a solid example of a Belgian Pale Ale, it's not as good as some of the authentic Belgian Pale Ales, but for an American version it's pretty nice and it has just enough of those Belgian Pale Ale qualitys. This beer had ok drinkability, it was fairly smooth, crisp, slightly filling, and the taste did a nice job at holding my attention, but I think one would be enough for me, the sweetness might start to wear on me if I have more than one. What I liked the most about this beer was how true to style it was, it had most of the aspects that I look for in the style and I thought the appearance was also pretty nice. What I liked the least about this beer was the slight herbal and medicinal flavor and aroma, I could have gone without that. I would buy this beer again when I want a Belgian Pale Ale but don't want to spend the money on a imported one and I already got another one for the cellar just to see how it changes over time. I would recommend this beer to most fans of the style and people who generally like Belgian Style beers. All in all I was happy with this beer, it was pretty much just how I remember it being on tap last month. It's for sure not my favorite of the style, I prefer my Belgian Pale Ales more like Orval, but I thought for an American version this was nice and it was also good for the price. Good job Greenbush, I thought this one was pretty solid and I wouldn't mind seeing more of their Belgian Style beers get bottled, hopefully retribution, keep up the good work guys.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 03:50:23 | More by StoutHunter
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 05:01:51 | More by liamt07
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emerge077

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -16.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 22:30:16 | More by emerge077
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ahq514

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 02:34:02 | More by ahq514
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MasterSki

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -22%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 00:10:19 | More by MasterSki
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SteveKay

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This blows the doors of a Westmalle dubel. There is so much going on with this one that it took me a bottle to figure it out. Pour it in a goblet and let it warm up a bit. It has high alcohol so you can sip it. It is full of yeasty, caramel sweetness but not so much sweetness as to be cloying. If is very well balanced with just enough bitterness. It is full flavored with fantastic mouth feel.

Serving type: on-tap

10-25-2013 23:00:20 | More by SteveKay
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Single finger head with excellent lacing on a hazy to cloudy golden ad amber body. Aroma is sadly understated for the style with some Belgian yeast funk and banana citrus, little else. Flavors of banana, pear and pineapple citrus, Belgian yeast, herbal hops with the right amount of citrus and sweetness. Nice degree of Belgian character. Medium body and moderate carbonation. This is a nice one. Good Belgian style, doesn't wow you but still a nice brew.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2012 19:49:59 | More by kylehay2004
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SkeeterBoganski

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Considered a Belgian golden ale; the beer is absolutely a nice golden hue; the lacing is solid, with a minor head; the beer smells fruity but still very strong and boozy; it's easy to taste the sugars in this beer; at 9.3%, it's serious business when it comes to consumption, and I think our waiter at the time (while totally overwhelmed w/ other patrons on a very busy Saturday) mistakenly poured me a pint of this when I had asked for a 4 ozer...no worries! This is a VERY strong offering in both flavor and alcohol.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2012 01:17:24 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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cfrances33

Illinois

2.73/5  rDev -28.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2012 23:50:45 | More by cfrances33
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SmartyPints

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Greenbush.

A- Poured a light hazed golden brown color with light amber hues. Half finger cream colored head shows low retention. Light spotty lace on the sides of the glass.

S- Aroma is very well put together. Belgian yeast gives a nice clove and light banana tone to this. Ripe fruits come out as well (grape, apple, and light pear). Candi sugar sweetness in the middle to ending. Hints of bready malt with hints of brown sugar. Alcohol comes through in the ending with it tingling the nose a little.

T- Bready like undertones throughout the beer. There is a nice underlying sweetness in the front with unfermented sugars mixing with light apple and pear. Light raisin notes mix with honey toward the middle. Alcohol shows up a little bit in the middle and comes through once again in the ending with a little more sharpness. Ending of the beer shows off the banana and clove which gives this a little more of a tripel feel.

M- Heavy mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little low for the style. Lighter fruits with candi sugar are left on the palate. Aftertaste is warming alcohol, banana, and hints of clove. Flavors were very well put together overall. No off flavors were present in the beer while I was drinking it. Heavy drying on the palate from the alcohol.

O- Overall this was a well put together beer. No one flavor dominated the other which made it clean and flavorful. Alcohol was somewhat heavy but it did not distract from the overall beer. Another good beer from Greenbush. Keep up the good work guys!

Serving type: on-tap

12-13-2011 03:37:04 | More by SmartyPints
1825 from Greenbush Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.