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Sixth Day - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

496 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 496
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 4
Gots: 25 | FT: 2
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 10-14-2013)
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Reviews by fx20736:
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a case from Beers of the World on 12/7/13.

Poured from a bottle served into a Nonic, served at cellar temp.

Appearance: Tawny Port with a three finger pecan shortbread head. Nice lacing.

Aroma: Orchard fruit; Peaches, sweet caramel.

Mouthfeel: solid, full.

Taste: Plums and peaches, accent the cocoa tinged maltiness. There is some restrained citrus bitterness for balance.

Notes: The 8.3% abv is totally hidden. This beer is an all around gem; good looking, nice aroma, great taste.

fx20736, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

davemarc87, Apr 10, 2014
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3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. I grabbed this one while filling a 6-pack of brews I have yet to try.

Darkish muddied brown color with some lacing. Pretty sweet, boozey (8.2 ABV), malty with a bit of spicy hops. Nice mouth feel, thick medium body. It was better than I thought it would be and I always like that!!

The entire way through the glass I would get this hint of it wanting to breakout into something even better but then it would fall back to earth. I would buy it again.

ExtraStout, Jan 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

t2grogan, Oct 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

tbryan5, Dec 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

mediumrare, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

DaftPatrick, Mar 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

csmartin6, Nov 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

warnerry, Feb 05, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -37%

TTripp725, Nov 25, 2013
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1.74/5  rDev -51.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: It has a hazy brownish mahogany color with a tall slow fading head on top. This head is creamy light tan in color makes cool lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma is an odd mix of overly sweet malt, spices, hops and orange peel.

Taste / Palate: Just the the aroma the taste is an odd mix up of flavors. I get a heavy sweetness from the malt with notes of brown sugar, sweet bread and molasses. This is cut with harsh orange rind/pith like bitterness and spice. The mouth feel is heavy, slick and cloying.

Notes: To me nothing is working well with each other and I ended up drain pouring the last half of this beer.

generallee, May 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

nstroup, Dec 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

SmellsofMahagony, Nov 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

JakerLou, Oct 25, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Dark and hazed amber hued brown color, light lacing sticks to the glass well. Orange zest, candied fruit, caramel, ripe apples, booze, toasted bread crust, & spicy hop all make for an inviting aroma. Slightly creamy, chewy, thick medium body. Brown bread, baked apples, Christmas pudding, toasty, mild cocoa powder, earthy hops, balanced bitterness, raisins, warming, semi-dry finish.

A surprise grabbing this one while looking for winter seasonals I have yet to try, right at first sip I knew I should have grabbed more than a six-pack.

Jason, Dec 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

KolbMarley, Dec 15, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up at Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, enjoyed while making some rum balls and other Christmas baking.

Poured into a small nonic glass. There was some big visible sediment in the bottle, so after swirling that in the result was a hazy brown-chestnut hue with a quarter inch of foam that recedes into a thick ring.

Nose is nicely boozy and malty, with an American Barleywine quality to it. Toffee, brown sugar, chocolate, tea hops, caramel.

Landing somewhere between a barleywine and a brown ale, this one is hard to spot. Big and many like a barleywine, but slightly held back; nutty and tea-like like a brown ale, but amped up too high. Despite this strange placement, however, the result is very tasty. Spices, cinnamon, boozy malt, chocolate, floral/herbal hops, apple cider, toffee. Bit of dry bitterness to the finish. Very nice indeed.

Thicker bodied, medium carbonation.

Although I still lean towards the Christmas Ale, this is a great boozy substitute. Quite enjoyable Christmas brew indeed!

JohnnyBarman, Dec 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

avitallo, Aug 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

asuburbanman, Feb 01, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Pint.

Appearance: Fairly dark reddish-brown with marginal light tan head.

Smell: Caramel, brown sugar, light chocolate, and spicy & earthy hops.

Taste: Strong malt backbone of caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit and chocolate. Some spicy and earthy hops on the finish, maybe a hint of citrus.

Feel: Somewhat full-bodied with moderately low carbonation. The finish is semi-dry.

Overall: A bigger, boozer version of their old Christmas Ale. I am not sure why brewers keep increasing the abv on existing beers, as it doesn't always make them better. In fact, as is the case here, I think it was better when a little more balanced and a little drier. Still tasty though, and worth the try; it is just a trend that annoys me.

bsp77, Dec 17, 2013
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Chestnut with a thick frothy half inch head of orangey brown foam that settles slowly. Low aroma of caramel and toffee. Flavors of rich malt, cocoa and toffee, some butterscotch. Moderate bitterness, low hop profile. Some alcohol fruitiness, and a slight warming. Good beer.

far333, Nov 12, 2013
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acknight, Dec 19, 2013
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valkyre65, Dec 05, 2013
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Rosethoj, Jan 01, 2014
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Sixth Day from Goose Island Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.