1825 | Greenbush Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by SmartyPints on 12-13-2011

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Reviews by SmartyPints:
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3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
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!

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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!

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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.

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1825 from Greenbush Brewing Company
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