Review of Goose Island 25th Anniversary Ale

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Oh yeah, it’s about time to crack open another brew for a craft beer review.  Today, I’ve got the Goose Island 25th Anniversary Ale produced by the Goose Island Beer Company located in Chicago, Illinois in my possesion.

We all know about Goose Island, so let’s forgo all of the small talk and check out the website,, for a commercial description.

Brewed as a collaboration between Goose Island Brewmaster Brett Porter, Senior Brewer Keith Gabbett, Pub Brewmaster Nick Barron and Alumni Brewmaster Greg Hall. Deep mahogany color, rich fruit aroma with notes of lilac, big malt body with touches of roast and a dry, crisp finish.

Let’s do this.


This beer came in a 12 oz. bottle with an ABV of 6.4%.

It poured a nice amber/caramel color.  Quite clear with some burnt orange highlights around the curves of the nonic glass.  A fairly easy pour produced a very…

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