Sixth Day - Goose Island Beer Co.
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3.75/5 rDev +5%
A: The beer is very hazy reddish brown in color. It poured with a quarter finger high dense tan head that died down, leaving lacy wisps of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Sweet aromas of toffee and caramel malts are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has some malty flavors and flavors of toffee and caramel along with hints of nutmeg and raisins. There's only a slight amount of perceptible bitterness, although the hops obscure any cloying sweetness from the malts.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice holiday-themed brown ale and has a little extra body to get you through the winter months.
05-14-2014 02:24:55 | More by metter98
3.64/5 rDev +2%
Sixth day: Reddish brown in color. Pours with a head that fastly dissipates.
Smell is complex, slightyly sweet and almost a nutty smell.
Tastes like brown sugar, bitter hops and a lingering almost honey menthol flavor. And a toffee/vanilla aftertaste.
8.3% alcohol goes down slightly warm but alcohol not really detectable.
03-28-2014 01:11:55 | More by leffebrown84th
3.95/5 rDev +10.6%
12 oz brown bottle - Bottled on 9/30/13
Goose Island Sixth Day American Brown Ale has a hazy dark amber body and atop sits a nice creamy and bubbly 1 1/2 finger tan head. The head gradually reduced to a foamy collar and sticky lacing lined the walls of my pint glass. The nose was dominated by dark malts, toasted bread, and caramel/toffee scents. The taste begins with toasted bread flavors; followed by dark caramel, dark fruit and hops. The mouth feel is slightly creamy, a little sticky and even slightly chewy with a medium body. The carbonation is active, almost a little prickly.
Sixth Day was a pleasant surprise. This Brown Ale is a must try for those that are a fan of the style - nice job Goose Island.
03-24-2014 16:54:10 | More by bushbeer75
4/5 rDev +12%
Appearance: Deep amber brown body is surmounted by a massive, dense and persistent light tan head, which threatens to escape the glass. Thick, glass-coating lacing resembles fern frost on the glass walls.
Aroma: Dark malt dominates the aroma, with notes of deeply toasted bread, as well as caramel, bitter cocoa, and faint sweet alcohol..
Taste: Opens with toasted dark bread flavors, and a fairly strong punch of herbal hops. Burnt caramel and bitter cocoa soon follow. Later in the taste, there are some understated dark fruits and a ghostly alcohol presence, more notable for its warmth than flavor. Late in the taste, the earthy hops and burnt caramel bring the taste to a graceful close.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, pleasant and very full.
Drinkability/notes: Quite nice, I hope this reappears for the next winter season, Sixth Day could easily become a classic. I love the name, a clever allusion to The Twelve Days of Christmas. One wishes Goose Island would produce a holiday beer for each of the Twelve Days, and perhaps a special one for Twelveth-Night.
Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
03-19-2014 22:34:22 | More by Pegasus
3.74/5 rDev +4.8%
Poured brown, murky with 1/2 inch tan foamy head that settled to skiff. Light comes through but is mostly opaque. Light carbonation.
Aroma: Fruity plum, raisin cookie and molasses. A hint of solvent.
Taste: Gingerbread spice with complex stone fruit medley and dank and woody bitterness. A bit of booze on the tip of tongue.
Mouth: Warm on tongue, juice like with a dry finish.
Overall: It is strong and complex ... hard to consider it a brown. More like a light barleywine.
03-19-2014 03:54:47 | More by MrBoz21
Sixth Day from Goose Island Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.