25th Anniversary Ale | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 05-06-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
598
Reviews:
122
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
10.96%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 598 |  Reviews: 122
Photo of GuyFawkes
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Murky brown-orange hue.

White head; decent lace.

Malt & sour citrus nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Mild lemon & biscuit flavor. Pleasant & inoffensive; a touch boring.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The darker yellow/gold variety of color, good almost one full inch of head on the beer.

Aroma was esb. Biscuity at times.

Taste, full flavored country here, already impressed, goose island's normal esb is quite solid, this seems like 10% amped up from that. Keeps getting better downbottle. They really do esb well.

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Photo of Drank
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid ESB.

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Photo of mothman
2.67/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of raiderandbeerfan
3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the more dark golden colors when poured out. Standard size white head between 1/2 and 3/4".

Mild hopping in the aroma, grainy, noble hopped, tea leaves and biscuits, real mild all around.

Solidly bitter, stronger than your average for style, but a rather effort lacking drink. Citrus and floral notes are barely there. Caramel also mildly present, good integration and mouthfeel, carbonation right where you want it. Malty, but lacks the feeling of too much heft.

Relatively good and sessionable stuff. Reliable esb.

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Photo of Jason_cs
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very big malt forward, but very tasty

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +27%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.9/5  rDev +4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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25th Anniversary Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.74 out of 5 based on 598 ratings.
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