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Sixth Day - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

491 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 491
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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5/5  rDev +40.1%

BennyThon, Jan 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +40.1%

MaddDogg84, Dec 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

JuniperJesus, Jan 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

klimoja, Dec 10, 2013
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4.56/5  rDev +27.7%

Fatty_Mccracken, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of SawDog505
4.56/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, bottled mid September. Pours a beautiful deep mahogany, with a 2 inch tan head, that coats the glass with sticky lace. Smell is toffee, nutmeg, caramel, brown sugar, and mild earthy hops. Taste is really awesome, the nose but more intense, loads of toffee and caramel up front with the hops balancing the finish. The body is medium large, just the right amount of carbonation, not really dry, and a very drinkable sipper. This is my new favorite winter warmer, very surprised with the 82 score. I will be stalking up on these and at less than $9 a six pack a excellent price.

SawDog505, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of fx20736
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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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

PlayaPlaya, Dec 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

pcsnyder, Jan 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Disease, Jan 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

mwar, Dec 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

wrightst, Jan 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

mlklein27, Feb 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

nineworldseries, Dec 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

UnoMasBelgian, Jan 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

durwood64, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of tjsdomer2
4.48/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Murky amber-red with excellent tan lacing and foam.

Smell: Creamy rye with apple cider. Very pungent.

Taste/Mouthfeel: This has the sourness of a good rye, almost to the point of a sour ale. Excellent smokey finish with a hint of maple. Crisp mouthfeel with enough booze to remind you it's a strong ale.

Overall: A shockingly good beer. It's ale mixed with wassail and rye whiskey.

tjsdomer2, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of Hopscat
4.45/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up at my fav bottle shop for a steal- (sixer @ 4.99)
Dated Sept 13, 2013.
Pours a murky reddish brown, with good 3/4 inch off foam that subsides to good cap with lacing.
Smell is wonderful , dark fruits- nuts- crackers- hops.
Taste follows on as rather complex with the fruits first , then the caramel-cracker malts asserting themselves in the middle and a pleasant licorice spiciness along with some hops bitterness nand alcohol warmth on the long finish.
Mouth- good med.-leaning toward heavy feel. Coats the mouth nicely.
Overall a very good red-brown ale . Brewery notes say it can be kept for best results to 1 year. I'm holding on the remaining for Sept.

Hopscat, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of Mitchster
4.39/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

$8.99 for a 6'er at BevCo. Brewed and Bottled in Chicago. I won't buy the New York stuff anymore. What a disappointment:(
Brewed with Special Pale, 2-Row, and Bonlander Munich and hopped with Pilgrim, English Golding, and Celeia.
8.3% ABV, 55 IBU's.

Pours out to a cloudy medium brown, thin layer of yeast in the bottom of the bottle, forming a creamy meringue like yellow head with superior retention and beautiful lacing. I have a hard time believing that they only used the 3 malts listed above, going on color and taste. Bonlander Munich, the darkest malt here, is 10L, and this beer is at least 20 SRM, and there is some definite roast here, also tastes like some melanoidin malt. Maybe they just used a super long boil? Moderate carbonation, ~2.5 carbs or so. Aroma opens with caramel malts, fruit (apples, pears?), and some pleasantly balanced EKG. English through and through. Wyeast 1968? The taste is gorgeous...smooth crystal malts, a subtle touch of roast, leather, tobacco, well balanced bitterness, and those uniquely fruity and spicy EKG. Big bodied for the style with a slick and smooth mouthfeel. Aftertaste of moist pipe tobacco and fruity/spicy EKG.

This is like an imperial English ESB. Big and malty. Delicious. Well worth it and I would definitely buy it again. Recommended.

Mitchster, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of tillmac62
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BOD 9/23/13. Pours a rich brown with a good head and lacing. Nose is of dark malt, but not roast, spices and a touch of hops and sweetness. Mouthfeel is low full with a nice creamy texture. The taste reminded me of Founders Dirty Bastard, but not as pronounced. While billed as a brown, it strikes me more as Scottish ale / wee heavy. The depth of the smokey flavor wrapped in spice with a touch of hops exceeds a brown. This is Dirty Bastards little brother. Finishes clean with a flash of smokey malt and a slight residue of alcohol. A fine beer.

tillmac62, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
4.28/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Deep mahogany brown with 1-2 fingers of light tan head. Cloudy with a decent head retention.

Nose
Caramelized brown sugar, molasses, pineapple and tangerine.

Taste
Very interesting flavor profile. You have a robust Brown Ale comprised of caramelized brown sugar, molasses, nuts and semi-sweet chocolate. This is counterbalanced with sweet tropical notes, distinctly pineapple chunks, as well as some tangerine and sugar coated oranges.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, juicy, crisp, oily and sticky.

Overall
This is essentially a Robust American Brown Ale mixed with a world-class American IPA. Very deep in malt yet very bright & tropical in hoppiness. The 8.3% is not noticeable. I'm really digging this!

justintcoons, Nov 23, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampling right now on 2/26/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a classic pilsner flute glass.

Pours a hazy dark brown in color with a thick 1-finger beige head that stays around for a while. Lots of sticky lacing is seen with each sip. The aroma is of malts, spice and coffee. The taste is about the same with some caramel malts coming through as well as followed up by a little orange zest. No harsh or bitter aftertaste at all. A better seasonal brown ale and great for the colder months.

BeerWithMike, Feb 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

acknight, Dec 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

WaterCzar, Jan 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

GreesyFizeek, Feb 21, 2014
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Sixth Day from Goose Island Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 491 ratings.