1825 | Greenbush Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
greenbushbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by SmartyPints on 12-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
166
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
11.59%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
37
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by ahq514:
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3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of emerge077
3.15/5  rDev -15.1%
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!

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
3.71 out of 5 based on 166 ratings.
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