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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
Reviews by philbe311:
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3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - No more than a finger's worth of slightly late to develop dense and creamy vibrant medium khaki colored froth... Minimal retention gives way to a full layer of rich decedent lacing... The color is a mix of blood red and muddy light brown... Mostly translucent... A moderate bit of small bubbled and quick paced carbonation can be seen deep within the glass... A good bit of lacing clings to the glass...

S - Loaded with toffee goodness and dark fruits... These aroma dominate, but a bit beneath the surface is a nice mix of complimentary scents... Rye bread... Pumpernickel Bread... Coca-cola... Some cherry aroma... Overall the aroma is a tad bit cloying...

T - The sweetness is dialed down a bit on the palate but it's still at the forefront... Brown sugar... Caramel... Toffee... Fruit cake... Artificial cherry sweetness... A light bitterness emerges... Some charred / burnt notes on the finish...

M - Starts with a bit of lushness... On the lighter side of medium bodied... The carbonation is very limited... The finish is surprisingly dry... There is also a touch of chalkiness on the finish... A slight burnt texture intensifies on the deep finish...

D - Goose Island describes this one as a festive brown ale and I can't disagree... A very interesting interpretation of the style... It's not a home run by any means, but it's a solid single that could be stretched into a double.. The component needed the most work is the mouthfeel... The burnt texture on the deep finish that I can't personally seem to get past detracts from an otherwise solid offering... Worth checking out, but not worth going out of your way for...

More User Reviews:
Photo of davemarc87
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ExtraStout
3.65/5  rDev +2%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of generallee
1.84/5  rDev -48.6%
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.

Photo of nstroup
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Jason
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

Photo of KolbMarley
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
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!

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of bsp77
3.77/5  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.

Photo of far333
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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Sixth Day from Goose Island Beer Co.
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