25th Anniversary Ale | Goose Island Beer Co.

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25th Anniversary Ale25th Anniversary Ale

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

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Jason on 05-06-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: pours a nice ruby red with some rust color tones to it. creates about 1 fingers worth of head formation and the lacing is quite nice. the head is light beige in color and slightly thicker in consistency.

S: sweet sugary malt dominates the nose here. secondary notes of hazelnut, raisins, and a grassy hop profile. meh.

T: mirror image of the nose. subtle hint of brown sugar, malt, hazelnut, and grassy bitter hops clings to the palate. finish is slightly watery.

M: medium bodied brew (despite a slight watery presence in the finish). as stated it leaves a bit of a grassy hop profile, and there's a slight hazelnut presence as well that is left on the palate

O: decent and sessionable brew. nothing crazy, decent balance. would be nice next to a fire outdoors.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant amber with a foamy half inch khaki head that dissipates somewhat quickly, leaving modest lacing.

Toasted nutty malt and a bit of a fruity amber malt character form the initial aroma. Slightly sweet caramel and floral notes emerge.

Flavor reveals herbal, tea-like hops initially, which carry throughout. There's an underlying vinous character that distracts slightly from the toasted, nutty caramel malt backbone. As it warms, the vinous character becomes somewhat citrusy. The finish is a tad bitter.

Body is a touch heavy, with carbonation on the high side.

Very herbal, not overly bitter. The citrusy character is offputting.

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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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