In this beer blog, we are going get into another beer from Goose Island. It is their 25th Anniversary Ale, which is a beer that is planned and brewer by Bert Porter, who is the current brewmaster, Greg Hall, who is the former brewmaster, and Nick Barron, who is the brewpub brewmaster. If you read my earlier beer blog on their beer, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not, please, read that beer blog. Let us get into the beer.
It has a nice amber color with a semi white head. There is a fade caramel but not really a smell. The taste is a malty citrus but hop part is fade. It is pretty drinkable beer.
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Closing, Goose Island is a giant in the Chicago market and they have been around here around in 1988. These three talent brewmaster took their flagship recipe and took it to another level. If you ask anyone in Goose Island or wholesalers, they would call this beer style Imperial Honkers. I can see that. I say this is Imperial ESB and if any brewery knows anything about ESB, it would be Greg Hall and Goose Island. I will be honest I was expecting something else from this beer. However, Goose Island did make a great beer, I hope they package it up into another classic beer style. Could it be that if this brewery would have opened today, this beer would have been their flagship? I did enjoy this beer but this is not my favorite beer style. I do highly recommend you trying this beer. It is a limited beer and you will need to hurry up to pick up this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser