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25 Year Anniversary Ale by Goose Island
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
6.40 % ABV

For Goose Island’s 25th Anniversary, Goose Island Brewmaster Brett Porter, former Goose Island Brewmaster Greg Hall, and Goose Island Pub Brewmaster Nick Barron co-created a unique new brew to celebrate the loyal fans that supported the company over the past 25 years. This special ale exhibits the rich malt and rustic hop flavors found in the English ales that originally inspired their founder, John Hall, to open Goose Island in 1988. Goose Island’s Anniversary Ale comes in at 6.4 percent ABV and will be available at the brewpubs on draught and in six-pack bottles later this month.

"We wanted to celebrate our 25th anniversary by bringing back an unreleased beer called ‘Honker’s Deluxe’ that is pleasant to enjoy and a testament to our brewing team’s goals,” said Brewmaster Brett Porter. “We brewed the beer with Maris Otter malt and dry-hopped with East Kent Goldings.” 

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Review by rhoadsrage on 06/06/13  
 
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64 3 7 13 3 6 2013
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A- This beer pours a crystal clear slightly garnet-brown body with a thin film of sticky beige foam and a few random microbubbles working to the surface.

S- The clean slightly brassy malt hint with some stronger mineral water aromas covering in the finish.

T- The slight brassy quality leads to a bitey field greens bite in the finish. A hint of woody malt flavor comes through as the beer opens.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a gentle little fizz that grows as the beer opens.

O- This is a very light beer with odd flavors and only a hint of malt with much more bitterness.

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