1825 | Greenbush Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.82/5
169 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by SmartyPints on 12-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,373
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
169
pDev:
10.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
37
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 169 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of c014572
3.39/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.13/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This is a pretty good example of a smaller, successful brewer not sticking to its knitting.
That said, 1825 is not a botch... but close. This young brewer has grown so fast that it should take this beer as their lesson to stick to their knitting.

Simply stated: it is very hard for a brewer that relies on hops to distinguish itself in the market and, then, to develop the distinct yeast that makes Belgians. Belgo-philes like me don't enjoy tasting too many other brewers' experiments, really their ventures into foreign styles.

While 1825 is a tasty ale to start, it is not a good one. While it does mask its alcohol well, there is very little fruitiness in the nose or taste. And in my mouth, a slight coating is forming... perhaps to protect itself from a brewer that simply does not know how to do Belgians well.

Advice? Stick to your knitting.

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Photo of Beejay
2.92/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A: A murky brown color with a tan head.

S: Caramel sweetness, with rough alcohol, light clove, and the smell of unfermented extract wort. Fruity finish with apricot and more clove.

T: A caramel malt mess. Lots of fruit, but mixed in is an almost burnt caramel flavor, and it's not great. Raisins, and cloves show up in a cloying finish

M: Medium thick, with fairly active carbonation. An odd slickness in the finish.

O: Overall this is a malt bomb mess for me. The Belgian character and the malt don't go well together for me. The bottle says it is a Belgian style golden ale with a little something special. No mention to whatever that special thing is, but this brew is a big miss for me. This is only the second beer from this brewery that I have had, and both have been real rough.

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Photo of Zaybertooh
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bushbeer75
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle - Bottled on October 2015

Greenbush 1825 Ale filled my tulip glass with a burnt orange [dirty gold] colored body. Only a small [about a finger] off-white head was produced. The head was reduced to a thin collar of foam and very light lacing. The smell is standard for a Belgian Strong Ale. The nose picks up sugar, light fruit, and cloves. The taste follows the nose - sweet sugar, light fruit [green apple, pear, banana] then a peppery clove is noticed. A light hop taste is present at the finish. The mouth feel is medium bodied with an active carbonation.

1825 Ale is a good American brewed representation of the BSPA style.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.31/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 9/30/14; drank 1/25/15 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Murky orange/red appearance.

HUGE white head (careful pouring!); a curtain of lace.

Honey, apricot, brown sugar & a hint of funk in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Apricot, caramel & brown sugar flavors up front; apple cider & funk on the finish. Mild booze heat & black pepper notes emerged as this warmed.

A lot going on, but definitely worth a quaff!!

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Photo of SMH_NWI
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PackenGreen
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dabear85
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JDoHo
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of travelguy
4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scmtim
3.37/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of king75
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of martinpfal
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very good and I was somehow surprised that I enjoyed it. The abv is hidden very well. Poured into a 12oz glass color is dark copper with some cloud. About a finger of head which dissipated fairly quick. Smell of clove. Taste was very good with what I feel to be honey sweetness. Looking for spice I get a tinge of pepper at the front which leaves as soon as you recognize it. Very drinkable and one to look for in my book. Greenbush hit another home run.

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Photo of BLZR
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of breakingbland
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JGlitz87
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stortore
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into a snifter.

Pours a copper color, somewhat cloudy, with a small head and foamy cling. Smells of belgian yeast, candi sugar, malt, a bit earthy. Taste also leads with the yeast, malt, some caramel. Getting some type of spicing, can't put a finger on. A little sweet up front, followed by a little bitterness, not sure if it's from the spicing or what, doesn't seem like it's from hops. Smooth, good body, nicely carbonated.

Have had a number of bottles over the last year or two and have liked all better than the one I finally write a review on. Whatever that spicing is, I noticed it a lot more in this bottle, and it's kind of a negative. Still, well worth a purchase.

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Photo of Maish
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MispeledStalion
3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Some identifiable spices leave a somewhat unusual aftertaste for a belgian strong pale ale. It amounts to an interesting take on the style but this will be the only time I grab one.

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Photo of stevecharby
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mchegash
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A hazy brown-orange, fairly opaque. A half finger of nice light tan head.

Smell: Belgian yeasty and bready malts. Light fruitiness.

Taste: Yeasty, bready malts. Some unidentifiable spices that seem unusual for a Belgian. Dark fruit.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp, medium-full body.

Overall: An okay beer, would not get it again though.

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Photo of Desimoaj
2.88/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of NateMac13
2.81/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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1825 from Greenbush Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 169 ratings
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