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Sixth Day - Goose Island Beer Co.

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513 Ratings
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Ratings: 513
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 5
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 10-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 513 | Reviews: 103
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 edition, 12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, cloudy, dark mahogany color with a quarter of a finger of off-white head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Lots of toasted malt, brown sugar, dark molasses, clove, cinnamon, dried fruit, such as raisins, prunes and apricots.

Taste: Toasted malt and hops compete for the primary flavors up front, but are mellowed out by some nice toffee and brown sugar-like sweetness and notes of clove, and cinnamon.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 8.3%, I’m surprised that there’s not more of an alcohol presence on the palate. I mean there’s some alcohol heat there, but, it’s not as strong as I’d expect. It’s pretty well managed.

Overall: Another excellent beer by Goose Island, and another great Christmas beer to celebrate Christmas! Great, strong notes of beautifully balanced malt and hops, and sweetness.

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3.99/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.21/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Served from chilled 12 oz bottle into chilled nonic glass.
Murky brown color with off white foamy head. Trace amount of carbonation bubbles dancing in the glass.
Aromas of roast malts, caramel and Worcestershire sauce.
Sadly, the taste followed the nose painfully close. Good mouth feel and decent carbonation for a beer of this strength. Everything else however was not appealing. What does goose island brew this thing with; soy sauce?! It has an unpleasant taste of heavy molasses. My local beer monger noticed I enjoyed the taste of festivity ale and recommended sixth day as a better version of festivity. He was way off! I don't know if the flavor changed because the bottle he sold me was a 2012 vintage. Good thing this brew is no longer in production. Awful!

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Pours out a hazy, medium-dark brown with some orange around the edges. Small light tan head sticks around for a very long time as a thickish film. No lace left behind, though.
Smell is rich, malty, whiskey, dark fruits. Ok, a little off style, more dubbel than brown, but a phenomenal nose.
Taste is just what you would expect, malt, whiskey soaked dark fruits with a hint of hops and some floral.
Almost full bodied, lightly effervesced, warming, slightly drying at the finish and so delicious I wish they hadn't stopped making it. :(

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Sixth Day from Goose Island Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 513 ratings.